|03ABUDHABI3957||2003-08-31 12:49:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Abu Dhabi|
null Diana T Fritz 03/20/2007 05:39:46 PM From DB/Inbox: Search Results Cable Text: CONFIDENTIAL SIPDIS TELEGRAM August 31, 2003 To: No Action Addressee Action: Unknown From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3957 - UNKNOWN) TAGS: ETTC, EFIN, PTER, PREL, CVIS, KSEP Captions: None Subject: TERRORIST FINANCE: ABU DHABI: HAMAS NAMES Ref: None _________________________________________________________________ C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 03957 SIPDIS CXABU: ACTION: ECON INFO: P/M AMB DCM POL Laser1: INFO: FCS DISSEMINATION: ECON CHARGE: PROG APPROVED: CDA: RALBRIGHT DRAFTED: ECON:CCRUMPLER CLEARED: ECON: OJOHN VZCZCADI959 OO RUEHC RUEATRS RUCNDT RUEHZM RUEHDE DE RUEHAD #3957 2431249 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 311249Z AUG 03 FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1471 INFO RUEATRS/TREASURY DEPT WASHDC IMMEDIATE RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1159 RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 3373
C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 003957
1. (U) Classified by Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Richard A.
Albright for reasons 1.5 (b) and (d).
2. (C) Charge d'Affaires urged UAE Central Bank Governor
Sultan Nasser Al-Suweidi on August 27 to check carefully
for offices or financial assets of individuals and
charities designated in ref B for asset-freezing under U.S.
Executive order. Al-Suweidi responded that the Central
Bank had searched the UAE banking system for HAMAS-related
assets as recently as March 2003, but would investigate the
list of new names and entities that Post provided (ref A).
3. (C) The Governor also noted that investigating HAMAS-
related assets in the UAE is "very sensitive" and has
"security implications." Al-Suweidi said he would inform
us of any actions or blocking of assets the UAE Central