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Cablegate: Fatf/Iran Statement: Dutch to Address with Banks

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PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV
DE RUEHTC #1968 3101429
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061429Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0662
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHAT/AMCONSUL AMSTERDAM PRIORITY 3824
RUEHFT/AMCONSUL FRANKFURT PRIORITY 3819
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASH DC PRIORITY
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
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SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESC/TFS, S/CT, EUR/PGI, T, IO/PSC
STATE ALSO FOR ISN/CPI (MNEW) AND EUR/WE (TSMITH)
TREASURY FOR TFFC (LARCHIN)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL MNUC ECON KTFN IR NL
SUBJECT: FATF/IRAN STATEMENT: DUTCH TO ADDRESS WITH BANKS

REF: STATE 149648

1. Econoff shared on October 31 reftel points concerning
FATF's public statement and guidance on Iran with Dutch
officials Huib Mijnarends and Wendela Haringhuizen, both
Senior Policy Officers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs'
Terrorism and New Threats Unit, and Anne-Chris Visser, Senior
Advisor in the Ministry of Finance's (MOF) Integrity Division.

2. Visser said the MOF had circulated FATF's guidance to the
Dutch financial supervisors (Netherlands Central Bank and
Authority for Financial Markets) and the Dutch Banker's
Association directly following the October 10-12 FATF
plenary. Visser added that the MOF would discuss Iran's
impact on the international financial system with the
Banker's Association the week of November 19. Post will
follow up and report on any substantive information received
or actions taken.
Arnall

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