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Cablegate: Terrorism Finance: Designation of Three Kuwait-Based

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RR RUEHWEB

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 250949Z FEB 08
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8203
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0052

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SIPDIS

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STATE FOR EEB/ESC/TFS/JJALLORINA
TREASURY FOR TFFC LADAN ARCHIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTFN EFIN PTER PREL UNSC ECON TW KU
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE: DESIGNATION OF THREE KUWAIT-BASED
TERRORIST FACILITATORS

REF: 08 STATE 07443

1. Per reftel, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)
issued a formal instruction on February 18, 2008, providing all
banking institutions with information on three individuals

--Hamid Al-Ali
--Jaber Al-Jalamah, and
--Mubarak Mushakhas Sanad Al-Bathali

designated on January 16, 2008 by the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee,
which added these three names to its list of individuals/entities
associated with Usama bin Laden, the Taliban, and/or al-Qa'ida --
who are subject to UN Security Council-mandated sanctions.

2. In the instruction, the FSC directs Taiwan banking institutions
to treat transactions with the designated individuals and their
beneficiaries as suspected money laundering transactions, and
instantly report these transactions to the Ministry of Justice
Investigation Bureau for further investigation and action.

3. The FSC also asked the following industry associations to
request their members to comply with the February 18, 2008
instruction:

--Credit Cooperation Association
--Bills Finance Association
--Securities Firms Association
--Securities Investment Trust and Consultant Association
--Futures Commissioners Association
--Life Insurance Association
--Non-life Insurance Association
--all jewelry associations
--Credit Card Firms Association
--Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation
--four securities finance companies
--Joint Credit Information Center
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