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03KUWAIT5415 2003-12-01 10:27:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kuwait
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(C) NO DECISION YET ON IRAQI ASSETS IN BAHAMAS BANK

Tags:   EFIN ECON ETTC PREL KU IZ 
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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 005415 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESC/TFS GGLASS AND NROTHSTEIN
STATE FOR S/CT SFOX, IO/PHO APEREZ

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/01/2013
TAGS: EFIN ECON ETTC PREL KU IZ
SUBJECT: (C) NO DECISION YET ON IRAQI ASSETS IN BAHAMAS BANK

REF: A. KUWAIT 5207

B. SECSTATE 311703

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Frank C. Urbancic, Reasons
1.4(b) and (e)



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
decision.
URBANCIC