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Cablegate: Ecuador Demarche Response: Ensuring Robust

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP PARM IR EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR DEMARCHE RESPONSE: ENSURING ROBUST
IMPLEMENTATION OF UNSC-IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON IRAN

REF: STATE 101574

1. (SBU) On August 9, PolOff delivered reftel demarche to
Lourdes Puma Puma, MFA Director General of Multilateral
Affairs and provided Spanish copies of UNSCRs 1737 and 1747,
as well as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidance
paper on implementing targeted financial sanctions. Puma
said that she was aware of the requirement under the UNSCRs
to submit an implementation report to the UNSC Iran Sanctions
Committee. She added that her office was responsible for
completion and submission of the report and that it was in
its final clearance stage. When Poloff followed up on August
17, Puma said that the required report was submitted on
August 15.

2. (SBU) Puma explained that the GOE's Commission on
Financial Intelligence, created approximately a year ago,
comprised of the GOE's National Security Council, Ministry of
Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was the governmental
entity responsible for implementation of the GOE's financial
sanctions. Puma added that Ecuador was in favor of such
sanctions as the GOE generally believes in disarmament,
non-proliferation, and the "universalization of instruments
of mass destruction."
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