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Cablegate: Romania: Demarche Delivered On Revocation of Iran's

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBM #0905 3251147
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201147Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8928
INFO RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 0024
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000905

STATE FOR ISN, T, NEA, INR, EEB, S/CT, AND INL

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN PARM PREL KNNP ECON RO
SUBJECT: ROMANIA: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON REVOCATION OF IRAN'S
U-TURN GENERAL LICENSE

REF: A) STATE 121356; B) STATE 115523; C) BUCHAREST 0867

Sensitive but Unclassified, not for Internet distribution.

(SBU) Post delivered ref A demarche to the National Bank of
Romania's (BNR) Director of the Banking Supervision Department,
Nicolae Cinteza, on November 18. Cinteza said that BNR is studying
the FATF statement and related recommendations post provided on
November 6 (refs B and C) and will be consulting with other
government agencies on appropriate action. Cinteza further advised
that by the end of the year BNR will establish within the Banking
Supervision Department a new office dedicated exclusively to
terrorism finance issues. He noted that BNR enjoys close
cooperation with Romanian intelligence services in monitoring
financial flows for possible connections to terrorism. Cinteza said
BNR will inform post of any additional measures taken.

TAUBMAN

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