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Cablegate: Embassy Receives 1st Formal Request to Lift Company From

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P 161429Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8225
INFO RUCNFUR/DARFUR COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KHARTOUM 001288

SIPDIS

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV EFIN ECON EAID SU
SUBJECT: EMBASSY RECEIVES 1ST FORMAL REQUEST TO LIFT COMPANY FROM
SANCTIONS LIST

REF:

1. (U) SUMMARY: On July 24, Embassy Khartoum received its first
formal request from a company asking to be removed from the
specially designated nationals (SDN) sanctions list issued on May
29, 2007. Osman El-Hadi of the Shiekan Insurance and Reinsurance
Company contends that although the company is owned by the
Government of Sudan (GoS,) the government does not benefit from
Shiekan because it is an Islamic insurance company that annually
returns its profits to its policy holders. He further contends that
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