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Cablegate: Terrorism Finance: Telling Laos About Domestic

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHVN #0599 2080935
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 270935Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY VIENTIANE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1420
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0170

UNCLAS VIENTIANE 000599

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/MLS (BESTIC);
DEPT FOR EEB/ESC/TFS (JJALLORINA)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN KTFN LA PREL PTER
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE: TELLING LAOS ABOUT DOMESTIC
USG DESIGNATIONS

REF: SECSTATE 102916

(SBU) Charge and A/DCM met with Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith,
Acting Director General, Department of International
Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), to deliver
referenced demarche on July 25. Saleumxay welcomed the
information, noting the Government of Laos (GOL) receives
periodic updates on terrorist agencies involved with
Hizballah from the Counter Terrorist Committee. According to
Saleumxay, the GOL uses this information to put under
surveillance anyone so designated in Laos. (Note: he did not
specify how often that happens.)
HUSO

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