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Cablegate: Terrorism Financing Coordinating Officer

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UNCLAS SANTIAGO 002042

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EB/ESC/TFS JEAN CLARK; S/CT TODD KUSHNER; INL/C/CP
STEVEN PETERSON; IO/PSC BETSY FITZGERALD; TREASURY/OFAC
PAUL LURIE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTFN PTER KVPR EFIN ETTC PREL CI
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCING COORDINATING OFFICER

REF: A. STATE 175637

B. SANTIAGO 2831

1. Per reftel, Embassy's Terrorism Finance Coordination
Officer (TFCO) is Deputy Chief of Mission Emi Lynn Yamauchi
(56-2-330-3337; YamauchiEmichan@state.gov;
YamauchiEL@state.sgov.gov) and Deputy TFCO is EPOL Officer
Stephanie Acosta-Mikulasek (56-2-330-3394;
AcostaMSM@state.gov; MikulasekS@state.sgov.gov).

2. Per reftel request, Embassy agrees that coordination among
TFCOs, and between TFCOs and appropriate State and Treasury
offices, would be improved by regional conferences, visits to
post by TF experts, regular email updates by TF offices, a
virtual working group to share best practices, and regional
training for host country nationals.

3. To better engage host country, Post suggests an awareness
campaign targeting banks/other relevant institutions and
agencies, and subsequently the general public.

4. The TFCO has not received training on TF or CT. The
Deputy TFCO attended PE-141 training at FSI in July 2005, but
has not received CT training.

5. Post would welcome training opportunities (including
central funding) and any communication related to TF and CT.
KELLY

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