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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Leveraging Fatf Statement On

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P 111318Z NOV 08
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UNCLAS KUWAIT 001122

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL EFIN KNNP IR KU
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: LEVERAGING FATF STATEMENT ON
IRAN INTO NATIONAL ACTIONS

REF: STATE 115523

1. (SBU) During a meeting on October 30 with the Prime
Minister and Foreign Minister, Deputy Secretary of Treasury
Robert Kimmitt delivered reftel message. The Kuwaitis
offered no substantive response.

2. (SBU) In a meeting with Undersecretary Ministry of
Finance Khalifa M. Hamada, on November 6, Econcouns delivered
reftel points, reiterating the Financial Action Task Force's
(FATF) concern of the terrorism finance threat emanating from
Iran and of the U.S. plan to impose preventive measures in
the coming weeks to further protect itself from Iran's
illicit finance threat. U/S Hamada said he would review the
information presented to him and contact Econcouns in two
weeks to arrange a follow-up meeting. Post will report any
substantive response septel.

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