Search

 

Cablegate: Gob to Respect Designation of Gulf-Based Al-Qaida

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHOR #0992 3181332
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 131332Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY GABORONE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5379
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0381

UNCLAS GABORONE 000992

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN KTFN PTER ETTC PREL PINR UNSC BA QT BC
SUBJECT: GOB TO RESPECT DESIGNATION OF GULF-BASED AL-QAIDA
FINANCIERS

REF: STATE 113231

1. (SBU) PolOff met with the Director of the Department of
Multilateral Affairs in Botswana's Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation Mmamosadinyana Punkie
Josephine Molefe November 12. PolOff discussed the UN
Security Council 1267 Sanctions Committee approval to add
three Gulf-based al-Qaida financiers: Khalifa Muhammad
TurkiAl-Subaiy, Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Jaffar Ali, and Adil
Muhammad Mahmud Abd Al-Khaliq. Further, PolOff informed the
Director that the United States designated these individuals
domestically on June 5, and urged the GOB to take action in
accordance with its obligations under relevant UN Security
Council Resolutions.

2. (SBU) The Director said that there will be a GOB
multi-agency counterterrorism meeting on Friday and she will
take this information with her to the meeting to ensure all
interested parties are informed. She added that Botswana will
respect the designation of the three Gulf-based al-Qaida
financiers. Director Molefe also stressed that Botswana
considers its obligations under international agreements very
important.
NOLAN

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


ADC: Statement On The Assassination Of Shireen Abu Akleh

Early this morning in Jenin, Occupied Palestine, revered Palestinian voice Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American journalist for Al Jazeera, was assassinated by Israeli Occupation Forces snipers...
More>>



Ukraine: UN Rights Office Probe Spotlights Harrowing Plight Of Civilians

Almost 76 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, countless civilians remain caught up in the horror and destruction of war, UN rights investigators said on Tuesday... More>>



UN: Michele Bachelet On Inter-religious Clashes In Ethiopia

I am deeply distressed by the recent violent clashes between Muslims and Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia in which at least 30 people were reportedly killed and more than 100 others injured... More>>



Access Now: Elon Musk’s Twitter Buyout Must Not Come At The Expense Of Human Rights

Following today’s announcement that Elon Musk will acquire complete ownership of Twitter in a cash sale of around 44 billion USD, pending shareholder approval, Access Now urges Twitter’s Board, employees, and shareholders... More>>



UN: Biodiversity And Ecosystem Protection Highlighted On Mother Earth Day

Marking International Mother Earth Day, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid urged on Friday, for collective action to safeguard biodiversity and protect ecosystems... More>>

Ukraine: Hundreds More Reach Safety After Fleeing Besieged Mariupol
In Ukraine, humanitarians said on Wednesday that hundreds of people have managed to reach safety after fleeing Mariupol, where there’s also been condemnation for the killing of Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius... More>>