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Cablegate: Lebanon Terrorism Finance: Designation of Members of Abu

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RR RUEHAG RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHKUK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHLB #0974 1851433
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 031433Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY BEIRUT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2401
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE
RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC

UNCLAS BEIRUT 000974

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ELA, EEB/ESC/TFS (DBENDANA)
STATE PASS USTR
TREASURY FOR MNUGENT AND SBLEIWEISS
NSC FOR ABRAMS/SINGH/YERGER/DEMOPULOS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KFTN EFIN PTER PREL PGOV LE
SUBJECT: LEBANON TERRORISM FINANCE: DESIGNATION OF MEMBERS OF ABU
GHADIYAH NETWORK

REF: STATE 22757

(SBU) Head of the Americas' Desk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(MFA) Ussama Khachab contacted the Embassy on July 2 on behalf of
caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Fawzi Salloukh. Khachab said
Minister Salloukh asked him to relay a verbal response for the Dip
Note sent on March 12, 2008 to then Acting Foreign Minister Tariq
Mitri regarding the U.S. designation of four Syria-based individuals
affiliated with al-Qaeda. Khachab said, "Based upon the inquiry
made by the (Lebanese) Special Investigation Commission (SIC) for
Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance, there are no bank
accounts in Lebanon for the following persons: Badran Turki
al-Mazidih, Ghazy al-Mazidih, Akram Turki al-Mazidih and Saddah
al-Marsumi."

SISON

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