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03SANAA2004
2003-08-13 13:03:00
SECRET
Embassy Sanaa
Cable title:  

TERRORIST FINANCE: TIMING OF ZINDANI DESIGNATION

Tags:   PREL  ETTC  EFIN  PTER  CVIS  KVPR  YM  TERFIN  COUNTER  TERRORISM 
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						S E C R E T SANAA 002004 

SIPDIS

EB/ESC/ESP (GGLASS), S/CT (SFOX), NEA (DIBBLE), NEA/ARP
(HEFFERNAN), I0/PHO (APEREZ), TREASURY GENERAL COUNSEL
(DAUFHAUSER) TREASURY (JZARATE) OFAC (RNEWCOMB) AND
TREASURY TASK FORCE ON TERRORIST FINANCING

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/12/2013
TAGS: PREL ETTC EFIN PTER CVIS KVPR YM TERFIN COUNTER TERRORISM
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: TIMING OF ZINDANI DESIGNATION
VIS A VIS MOAYED EXTRADITION

REF: A. SECSTATE 172268

B. SANAA 1587

C. SANAA 1879

D. SANAA 1945

E. SANAA 1971

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Alan G. Misenheimer for reasons 1.5 (b
and d)

S E C R E T SANAA 002004

SIPDIS

EB/ESC/ESP (GGLASS), S/CT (SFOX), NEA (DIBBLE), NEA/ARP
(HEFFERNAN), I0/PHO (APEREZ), TREASURY GENERAL COUNSEL
(DAUFHAUSER) TREASURY (JZARATE) OFAC (RNEWCOMB) AND
TREASURY TASK FORCE ON TERRORIST FINANCING

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/12/2013
TAGS: PREL ETTC EFIN PTER CVIS KVPR YM TERFIN COUNTER TERRORISM
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: TIMING OF ZINDANI DESIGNATION
VIS A VIS MOAYED EXTRADITION

REF: A. SECSTATE 172268

B. SANAA 1587

C. SANAA 1879

D. SANAA 1945

E. SANAA 1971

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Alan G. Misenheimer for reasons 1.5 (b
and d)


1. (U) This is an action request. See paragraph 4.


2. (S/NF) Post understands that the German Constitutional
Court has indicated it will issue a decision to extradite
Sheikh Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayed and his colleague
Mohammed Mohsen Yahya pending the answers to questions posed
to the USG. However, the timing of the announcement of the
decision remains unknown. Best estimates of German officials
and Amembassy officers in Sanaa are that Sheikh al-Moayed
could be extradited to the United States within several weeks.


3. (S/NF) From conversations with the Department, Post
further understands that declassification procedures for the
statement of case to designate Sheikh Abdul Magid Zindani
(refs a and b) are near completion. We have been told that
we can expect a pre-notification cable to designate Zindani
by the end of August.


4. (S/NF) Comment/Action request: Post fully supports the
designation of Zindani, and has pre-briefed the issue and
received initial indications of ROYG support (ref b). The
al-Moayed case, in contrast, remains extremely sensitive in
Yemen and presents significant political costs for the ROYG
(refs c, d and e). Sheikh Zindani does not enjoy the same
level of general public support as al-Moayed. However,
should Zindani's designation be announced at or near the time
of al-Moayed's extradition, we anticipate a heightened
negative public reaction due to a perceived linking of the
two cases. This reaction would be exacerbated if the Moayed
extradition decision came before the Zindani designation.
The government's need to manage this reaction could lead to
decreased political will to fully support and implement
Zindani's designation. Therefore, Post requests that the
Department consider completing Zindani's designation as
rapidly as possible -- immediately if feasible -- to distance
it from the expected al-Moayad decision and maximize ROYG
support. End Comment/Action request.
MISENHEIMER