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Cablegate: Norwegians Freeze Assets of Additional Unscr 1737

VZCZCXYZ0002
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHNY #0477 2381248
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251248Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY OSLO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7001

UNCLAS OSLO 000477

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR ISN, T, TREASURY, AND NEA/IR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC IR GM PREL PARM EFIN
SUBJECT: NORWEGIANS FREEZE ASSETS OF ADDITIONAL UNSCR 1737
ORGANIZATIONS

REF: STATE 088759

1. (SBU) Poloff informed the legal department of the MFA of
the E.O. 13382 designations contai ned in reftel. Assets of
these entities have already been frozen by the GON. Jo
Hoevik, Senior Advisor in the legal department, explained how
Norwegian asset freeze provisions function. UNSCR 1737 is
incorporated into Norwegian regulation number
FOR-2007-02-09-149. An list of entities whose assets are
frozen is attached to this regulation, and is updated when
they are added to the UNSCUR 1737 list. The attached list is
forwarded to the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway
(FSAN) each time it is updated. The FSAN in turn sends the
list to financial institutions, which are obligated to comply.
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