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Cablegate: Chile: Fatf Statement On Iran

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FOR ISN/CPI FOR MICHELLE NEW
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TAGS: PARM PREL MNUC ECON IR CI
SUBJECT: CHILE: FATF STATEMENT ON IRAN

REF: STATE 149648

1. E/POLoff delivered reftel demarche to Mauricio Fernandez,
Chief of Money Laundering at the Public Ministry; Victor
Ossa, Director of Chile's Financial Intelligence Unit (the
UAF); Gustavo Arriagada, Superintendent of the
Superintendency of Banks; Cristina Farah of the Bank
Association; and Julio Bravo, MFA's Office of Special
Political Issues. Farah sent the background information
about FATF's (Financial Action Task Force) actions regarding
Iran to bank compliance officers.

2. E/POLoff also discussed the issue with Tamara Agnic,
Advisor to the Deputy Finance Minister. Agnic, who serves as
Chile's representative to GAFISUD (South America's Financial
Action Task Force), said she will consult others within the
Ministry of Finance to determine what actions the government
should take. Post will inform points of contact listed in
reftel of any substantive update.
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