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Cablegate: Terrorist Finance: Additional Haramain

Published: Fri 3 Sep 2004 08:05 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
S E C R E T BRASILIA 002247
SIPDIS
STATE FOR EB/ESC/TFS (EGOFF)
STATE FOR S/CT (TKUSHNER)
STATE FOR NEW/ARP (PHEFFERMAN)
STATE FOR IO/PHO (APEREZ)
NSC FOR MRUPPERT
TREASURY FOR JZARATE
TREASURY FOR OFAC (RNEWCOMB)
E.O. 12958: DNG: CO 09/02/2015
TAGS: ETTC EFIN PTER PREL CVIS BR
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: ADDITIONAL HARAMAIN
DESIGNATIONS - BRAZIL NOTIFIED
REF: STATE 190057
Classified By: Deputy Economic Counselor J. Andrew Plowman, Reasons 1.4
(b) and (d).
(S) Per reftel, post notifed on September 3 Jaime Freitas,
the Deputy to the President of COAF, Brazil's financial
intelligence unit, and Marcos Pinta Gama, Director of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office for the Combat of Illicit
Transnational Activities, of the USG intention to nominate
two Al-Haramain branches, along with Ashland Al-Haramain
branch director Suliman Al-Buthe, to the UNSCR 1267 terror
finance list. Freitas undertook to check COAF's databases
for assets or transactions involving those entities as well
as to circulate the list to other relevant GoB agencies,
including the Central Bank and the intelligence agency
(ABIN), for them to conduct similar searches. Freitas again
confirmed that all previous asset searches involving other
Al-Haramain branches had been negative.
DANILOVICH
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