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03ABUDHABI3958 2003-08-31 12:50:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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TERRORIST FINANCING: UAE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR

Tags:   ETTC EFIN PTER PREL EUN KSEP CVIS KVPR TC 
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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                          August 31, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3958 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     ETTC, EFIN, PTER, PREL, CVIS, KSEP                     

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  TERRORIST FINANCING: UAE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR         
          APPRECIATES OFAC RESPONSE TO QUERIES                   

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 03958

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: ECON 
    INFO:   AMB DCM P/M POL 
Laser1:
    INFO:   FCS 

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: CDA: RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:CCRUMPLER
CLEARED: ECON: OJOHN

VZCZCADI960
OO RUEHC RUEATRS RUCNDT RUEHZM RUEHDE
DE RUEHAD #3958 2431250
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 311250Z AUG 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1472
INFO RUEATRS/TREASURY DEPT WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1160
RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE
RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 3374
					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 003958 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP - HEFFERNAN, NEA/RA - SUTPHIN,
EB/ESC/ESP - GLASS, IO/PHO - PEREZ, INL/C - CASSARA, AND
S/CT - SFOX, EUR/ERA - FPARKER, NDSC - JMEYERS

TREASURY FOR OGC - AUFHAUSER
TREASURY PASS OFAC FOR NEWCOMB
TREASURY - JZARATE
TREASURY ALSO FOR TASK FORCE ON TERRORIST FINANCING

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/31/08
TAGS: ETTC EFIN PTER PREL EUN KSEP CVIS KVPR TC
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCING: UAE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR
APPRECIATES OFAC RESPONSE TO QUERIES

REF: STATE 225052



1. (U) Classified by Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Richard A.
Albright for reasons 1.5 (b) and (d).



2. (C) Charge d'Affaires delivered ref information on
pending terrorist financing cases to UAE Central Bank
Governor Sultan Nasser Al-Suweidi 8/27 and expressed the
USG's appreciation for the UAE's continuing cooperation in
the area of terrorist financing. Al-Suweidi responded that
he was very happy to receive the information and noted that
it "would be very helpful" in clearing up a number of
pending cases currently with the public prosecutor.



3. Comment: By law, the UAE Central Bank can freeze the
assets of a bank account for seven days, but then must
release the funds or present evidence to the public
prosecutor charging the account holder with a crime. The
UAE Central Bank has frozen a number of accounts in the UAE
-- at USG request -- indefinitely and always is eager to
receive additional information from us that indemnifies the
Bank. End comment.

Albright