Cablegate: Terrorism Finance Coordination Officer at Post
UNCLAS MADRID 003625
STATE FOR EB/ESC/TFS, S/CT, INL/C, IO/PHO, EUR/ERA, EUR/WE
STATE PASS FOR TREASURY OFAC
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTFN KVPR EFIN PTER ETTC PREL SP
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE COORDINATION OFFICER AT POST
REF: REF: (A) STATE 201391 (B) MADRID 3418
1. (SBU) Information provided below is keyed to ref A's para.
2. (SBU) DCM Robert Manzanares serves as Terrorism Finance
Coordinator (TFCO). Phone number: 34 - 91 587 2205. E-mail:
3. (SBU) Economic Officer Carl Schonander serves as Deputy
Terrorism Finance Coordinator. Phone number: 34 - 91 587
2295. E-mail: SchonanderCE@state.gov
4. (SBU) Terrorism finance issues are discussed at
DCM-chaired biweekly Embassy counterterrorism meetings.
Visas Viper matters are discussed at these meetings as well.
5. (SBU) Embassy draws upon relevant Embassy elements to
achieve three major terrorism finance objectives. First,
press GOS to complete implementing regulations for its new
counterterrorism finance law (ref B). Second, get GOS to
continue to encourage Latin American governments to adopt
good polices and/or regulations aimed at combatting money
laundering and terrorism finance. Spain co-chairs with the
U.S.the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
working group on terrorism finance. Spain also participates
in Latin American regional organizations dedicated to
thwarting money laundering and anti-terrorim finance. Third,
encourage Spain to work for reform of the EU terrorism
6.. (SBU) Terrorism finance requests for training,
assessments, and other terrorism finance related visits are
reviewed by TFCO and Deputy and discussed by Embassy
counterterrorism meeting participants as appropriate.
7. (SBU) Deputy TFCO Schonander has attended FSI's three day
terrorism finance course.
8. (U) Per ref A request, TFCO and Deputy TFCO data are also
being e-mailed to Marilyn Bruno.