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Cablegate: Terrorist Finance: Brazil Notified of Additional

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S E C R E T BRASILIA 000979

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESC/TFS (GGLASS)
STATE FOR S/CT (TNAVRATIL)
STATE FOR NEA/ARP (PHEFFERNAN)
STATE FOR IO/PHO (APEREZ)
NSC FOR GPETERS
TREASURY FOR JZARATE
TREASURY FOR OFAC (RNEWCOMB)

E.O. 12958: DNG: CO 04/22/15
TAGS: ETTC EFIN PTER PREL CVIS BR
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: BRAZIL NOTIFIED OF ADDITIONAL
AL-HARAMAIN BRANCHES

REF: SECSTATE 90228

Classified By: Deputy Economic Counselor J. Andrew Plowman, Reasons 1.4
(b) and (d).

(S) Post delivered on April 23 reftel pre-notification of the
USG and Saudi intention to ask the UNSC 1267 sanctions
committee to list five additional Al-Haramain Islamic
Foundation branches as well as an individual associated with
the Foundation to Jaime Freitas, a senior advisor within
COAF, Brazil's financial intelligence unit, and to Marcus
Pinta Gama, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Office for the Combat of Illicit International Activities.
Econoff made reftel points and urged that the GoB freeze on
April 29 any Brazilian assets belonging to these entities.
Pinta Gama stated that the GoB would search its financial
system for any assets belonging to these entities,
anticipating that the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee would
approve the USG and Saudi request to list the entities.
Separately, Freitas undertook to search COAF's own databases
as well as to circulate the list to other relevant GoB
entities, including the Central Bank and Intelligence Agency
(ABIN) for them to check for any assets belong to the
Al-Haramain branches.

HRINAK

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