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Cablegate: Canada's Response: Aka Mahamedou Ould Slahi

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DE RUEHOT #1063 1561825
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 051825Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY OTTAWA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5814
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASH DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS OTTAWA 001063

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/PSC CROWE, EEB/TFS FEDEWA, L/EEB HEINEMANN,
AND WHA/CAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTFN EFIN ETTC PREL PTER
SUBJECT: CANADA'S RESPONSE: AKA MAHAMEDOU OULD SLAHI
REMOVED FROM SDGT AND UN1267 LISTS

REF: STATE 75096

(SBU) Econoff delivered points in reftel to Georges Flanagan
Whalen, Policy Advisor, International Crime and Terrorism
Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade. Whalen said unless a name or an AKA is on the UNSCR
1267 comittee's list, Canada has no legal basis on which to
freeze that person's assets. Whalen also said he is doubtful
that Mahamedou Ould Slahi has any assets in Canada but
promised to investigate and inform Embassy Ottawa if there
are any assets in Slahi's name in Canada.

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