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Cablegate: Delivery of Treasury Letter On Iraqi Assets And

Published: Thu 17 Jul 2003 02:18 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
171418Z Jul 03
UNCLAS ANKARA 004489
SIPDIS
DEPT FOR E, EUR/SE AND EB
DEPT PASS USTR FOR LERRION
TREASURY FOR OASIA - MILLS AND LEICHTER
SENSITIVE
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EFIN EINV PREL TU
SUBJECT: Delivery of Treasury Letter on Iraqi Assets and
List of Names for Asset Freeze List
REF: (A) State 186972 (B) State 196163
(SBU) Econoff and Econ Specialist delivered a copy of ref A
letter from Treasury Secretary Snow concerning recovery of
Iraqi assets and the list of 55 names of individuals whose
assets must be frozen under UN Security Council Resolution
1483 (ref B) to Akif Ayhan, MFA Deputy Director General for
Bilateral Economic Affairs, and to the Finance Ministry.
Ayhan told us that the GOT has not found any Iraqi assets as
yet in the Turkish financial system, but noted that the
provision of names in ref B should assist in the search. He
also stated that MFA would share this information with the
central bank, the Turkish Treasury and the Finance Ministry
as part of a renewed effort to locate Iraqi assets.
Pearson
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