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Cablegate: Tanzania: 2007 Country Report On Terrorism

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DE RUEHDR #1607 3550850
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R 210850Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7169

UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 001607

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TAGS: PREL PTER ASEC EFIN KCRM KHLS AEMR TZ
SUBJECT: TANZANIA: 2007 COUNTRY REPORT ON TERRORISM

REF: STATE 146856

1. (U) In 2007, there were no acts of international terrorism in
Tanzania. With United States support, Tanzania continued to take
steps to establish a National Counterterrorism Center, a major
objective under our Mission Strategic Plan. The purpose of this
Center will be to build Tanzania's interagency capacity to prevent
and respond to terrorist attacks. Working closely with the United
States, Tanzania continued to disrupt terrorist networks to prevent
acts of terrorism. Tanzanian law enforcement cooperated with the
United States to exchange evidence and testimony on cases related to
the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam.

2. (U) Tanzania continued its participation in several multi-year
programs to strengthen its law enforcement and military capacity,
improve aviation and border security, and combat money laundering
and terrorist financing. The Ministry of Finance and the Bank of
Tanzania showed ongoing willingness to combat terrorist financing.
Tanzania cooperated with the United States and complied with its
obligations under UN Security Council resolutions. In December
2006, the Tanzanian Parliament passed the Anti-Money Laundering
(AML) bill which was enacted in law in January 2007, ending a
legislative process that began in 2002 with support from the United
States. The AML Bill created a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
which we anticipate will bolster Tanzania's ability to combat
financial crime, including counterterrorist financing. Through the
Millennium Challenge Account Threshold program, the United States is
supporting Tanzania as it equips and staffs the FIU.

3. (U) Tanzanian law enforcement and security forces attempted to
identify and monitor terrorist activities and deny use of Tanzanian
territory as a safe haven for terrorists. The Government of
Tanzania was aware that terrorists could use its territory for
transit purposes and did not provide any kind of material assistance
to terrorists or terrorist groups.
GREEN

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