|03ABUDHABI2944||2003-06-18 11:39:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Abu Dhabi|
null Diana T Fritz 03/21/2007 05:34:40 PM From DB/Inbox: Search Results Cable Text: CONFIDENTIAL SIPDIS TELEGRAM June 18, 2003 To: No Action Addressee Action: Unknown From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2944 - UNKNOWN) TAGS: ETTC, EFIN, PTER, PREL, CVIS, KSEP Captions: None Subject: TERRORIST FINANCE -- DESIGNATION OF ONE INDIVIDUAL PROPOSED BY GERMANY FOR ASSET FREEZE (LIST 35) Ref: None _________________________________________________________________ C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 02944 SIPDIS CXABU: ACTION: ECON INFO: P/M AMB DCM POL Laser1: INFO: FCS DISSEMINATION: ECON CHARGE: PROG APPROVED: A/DCM: TWILLIAMS DRAFTED: ECON:CCRUMPLER CLEARED: NONE VZCZCADI952 OO RUEHC RUEATRS RUCNDT RUEHZM RUEHDE DE RUEHAD #2944 1691139 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 181139Z JUN 03 FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0515 INFO RUEATRS/TREASURY DEPT WASHDC IMMEDIATE RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1150 RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 3218
C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 002944
1. (U) Classified by Acting DCM Thomas E. Williams for
reasons 1.5 (b) and (d).
2. (U) This message contains an action request. Please
see paragraph 4.
3. (C) Post delivered 6/15 ref A talking points and
background paper to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
and faxed a courtesy copy to Central Bank FIU Chief
Abdulrahim Al-Awadi. Post received 6/17 a diplomatic note
from the MFA requesting official copies in Arabic of all
designation lists, from ref B designation of "Batasuna And
The Basque Fatherland And Liberty" onward.
4. (C) Action request: As a matter of protocol, the
Central Bank in recent months has encouraged us to submit
terrorist financing designations directly to the MFA.
Consequently, it not unusual that the MFA would require an
official translation of the designation list, as the
majority of our written communication with the MFA is in
Arabic. Although Post has limited translation
capabilities, we will endeavor to provide a translation of
these demarches and plan to note to the MFA that Post's
transliterations of the names of designated individuals and
entities should not be viewed as authoritative. We will
defer to the MFA and the UAE Central Bank to determine the
alternate spelling of these names consistent with the
UAEG's computerized lists of bank accounts. Department
please advise. End action request.