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Cablegate: Latvian Response: Designations of Iranian Entities

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SUBJECT: LATVIAN RESPONSE: DESIGNATIONS OF IRANIAN ENTITIES
AND INDIVIDUALS UNDER U.S. EXECUTIVE ORDERS

REF: SECSTATE 148605

1. Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Judite Dobele, the GOL
MFA Head of the Middle Eastern Division. Dobele stated that
the GOL has taken concrete steps to assure that there is no
participation in terrorism financing. One indication of this
is Latvian commercial banks' mandate to investigate cash
transactions of over 10,000 euros, and submission of
suspisious activity reports. She regretted the 2005 U.S.
severe 311 action against Latvia. Dobele stated that the GOL
is doing everything possible to restrict all illegal actions
in the banking sector.

2. Dobele stated that they do not know of any Iranian
businesses in Latvia, but that the GOL has complied with all
aspects of the U.N. declaration.
SELDOWITZ

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