|03KUWAIT5415||2003-12-01 10:27:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Kuwait|
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
1. (C) The acting head of the Central Bank of Kuwait's
Anti-Money Laundering Unit, Talal Alsayegh, told us November
22 and December 1 that its investigation of the $85 million
in Iraqi assets frozen in the Bahamas is not yet complete.
Alsayegh said that the joint Ministry of Foreign
Affairs/Central Bank investigatory team was still gathering
information from some of the Kuwaiti banks involved.
Although Alsayegh expects that the investigation will be
completed soon, he did not give a specific deadline. He also
noted that he has been in direct contact with OFAC on this
matter. Post will continue to press the GOK for a timely