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Cablegate: Terrorism Finance: Designation of Gulf-Based Al-Qaida

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHIN #1614 3190354
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 140354Z NOV 08
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0381
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0093

UNCLAS AIT TAIPEI 001614

SIPDIS

STATE FOR INS, NEA/IR, EEB/ESC/TFS/DBENDANA, NEA/I/JKONDOS, AND
S/CT/TDROZDENKO
TREASURY FOR TFFC LADAN ARCHIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN KTFN PTER ETTC PREL UNSC ECON BA QI TW
SUBJECT: TERRORISM FINANCE: DESIGNATION OF GULF-BASED AL-QAIDA
FINANCIERS

REF: STATE 113231

1. Per reftel, Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)
issued a formal instruction on November 11, 2008, providing all
banking institutions with information on three Gulf-based al-Qaida
financiers added on October 10, 2008 to its list of
entities/individuals subject to targeted sanctions. These three
financiers are Khalifa Muhammad Turki Al-Subaiy, 'Abd Al-Rahman
Muhammad Jaffar 'Ali, and Adil Huhammad Mahmud Abd Al-Khaliq.

2. In the instruction, the FSC directs Taiwan banking institutions
to treat transactions with the designated individuals and their
beneficiaries as suspected money laundering transactions, and
instantly report these transactions to the Ministry of Justice
Investigation Bureau for further investigation and action.

3. The FSC also asked the following industry associations to
request their members to comply with the November 11, 2008
instruction:

--Credit Cooperation Association
--Bills Finance Association
--Securities Firms Association
--Securities Investment Trust and Consultant Association
--Futures Commissioners Association
--Life Insurance Association
--Non-life Insurance Association
--all jewelry associations
--Credit Card Firms Association
--Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation
--four securities finance companies
--Joint Credit Information Center

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