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Cablegate: Unscr 1737: Dutch On Eu Common Position On Iran

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL KNNP EFIN ETTC IR NL
SUBJECT: UNSCR 1737: DUTCH ON EU COMMON POSITION ON IRAN

REF: STATE 16917

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1. (SBU) EconCouns conveyed on February 12 reftel nonpaper
regarding the implementation of UNSCR 1737 to Anne-Chris
Visser, Senior Advisor, Integrity Division, Dutch Ministry of
Finance (MOF). EconCouns also delivered the nonpaper to
Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials Joost van Ettro, Policy
Officer for terrorist financing issues, Terrorism and New
Threats Unit, and Huib Mijnarends, Senior Policy Officer
responsible for sanction issues, also in the Terrorism and
New Threats Unit.

2. (SBU) In a February 16 follow-up conversation with
EconCouns, Visser said she had shared the nonpaper with
officials at the Dutch Central Bank and the Netherlands
Authority for Financial Markets. She said the Dutch were
largely pleased with the latest draft of the EU's Common
Position concerning restrictive measures against Iran. It
provided the next step in ensuring the adoption of
regulations providing implementing authorities for UNSCR 1737
in EU member states, she added. From a finance perspective,
she said the MOF had hoped for an agreement on the need for
more identifiers for persons and entities to ensure better
implementation within the financial sector. However, she did
not foresee any additional steps by the GONL at this juncture.
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