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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Leveraging Fatf Statement On

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PP RUEHDE RUEHDIR RUEHTRO
DE RUEHKU #1122 3161318
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111318Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2330
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS KUWAIT 001122

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL EFIN KNNP IR KU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: LEVERAGING FATF STATEMENT ON
IRAN INTO NATIONAL ACTIONS

REF: STATE 115523

1. (SBU) During a meeting on October 30 with the Prime
Minister and Foreign Minister, Deputy Secretary of Treasury
Robert Kimmitt delivered reftel message. The Kuwaitis
offered no substantive response.

2. (SBU) In a meeting with Undersecretary Ministry of
Finance Khalifa M. Hamada, on November 6, Econcouns delivered
reftel points, reiterating the Financial Action Task Force's
(FATF) concern of the terrorism finance threat emanating from
Iran and of the U.S. plan to impose preventive measures in
the coming weeks to further protect itself from Iran's
illicit finance threat. U/S Hamada said he would review the
information presented to him and contact Econcouns in two
weeks to arrange a follow-up meeting. Post will report any
substantive response septel.

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