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Cablegate: Terrorism Finance: U.S. Domestic Designation of Three

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHIN #1715 3460728
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 110728Z DEC 08
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0539
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0095

UNCLAS AIT TAIPEI 001715

SIPDIS

STATE FOR INS, NEA/IR, EEB/ESC/TFS/JJALLORINA, NEA/I/JKONDOS, AND
S/CT/TDROZDENKO
TREASURY FOR TFFC LADAN ARCHIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN KTFN PTER ETTC PREL PINR UNSC ECON ET KE TW
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE: U.S. DOMESTIC DESIGNATION OF THREE
MEMBERS OF AL-SHABAAB (LIST 110)

REF: STATE 125415

1. Per reftel, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)
issued a formal instruction on December 8, 2008, providing all
banking institutions with information on three members of
al-Shabaab, designated by the U.S. under E.O. 13224 on November 20,
2008, for supporting terrorism. These three members are Ahmed Abdi
aw-Mohamed, Issa Osman Issa, and Mukhtar Robow.

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 December 8, 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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