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08BRUSSELS1822 2008-12-02 16:36:00 SECRET Embassy Brussels
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BELGIUM:LEVERAGING FATF STATEMENT ON IRAN

Tags:   PARM PREL EFIN KNNP IR BE 
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8280
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
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S E C R E T BRUSSELS 001822

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STATE FOR ISN/CPI AND EUR/WE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/30/2018
TAGS: PARM PREL EFIN KNNP IR BE
SUBJECT: BELGIUM:LEVERAGING FATF STATEMENT ON IRAN

REF: SECSTATE 115523

Classified By: Political Economic Counselor Richard Eason for reasons 1
.4 (B) and (D)

S) Poloff delivered reftel points to the MFA UN Security
Council and Iran Desks November 6. MFA Contacts assured us
Belgium takes seriously its responsibilities in limiting
Iran's use of its financial system. They noted Belgium works
closely with the U.S. delegation on Iran issues in New York
and actively participates in FATF. They said that they did
not know of any Belgian banks entering into new
relationships with Iranian firms, but were only fulfilling
old contracts. They said the GOB has spoken to KBC in the
past and believed that the KBC relationships referenced in
the cable were from long-standing contracts stemming from a
time prior to international concerns, and that KBC has not
developed new relationships with Iranian banks. (NOTE:
Treasury Under Secretary Stuart Level raised this issue with
KBC in September. Much of the business was with Iran,s
Central Bank and KBC is now winding that down. END NOTE)

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