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Cablegate: Brazil: Edbi Demarche Delivered

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R 151757Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0139
INFO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO

S E C R E T BRASILIA 001421

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STATE FOR ISN, T, INR, NEA
STATE PASS TO TREASURY
AMEMBASSY BRASILIA PASS TO AMCONSUL RECIFE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 2019/12/15
TAGS: EFIN ETTC KNNP IR PINR PARM PREL BR
SUBJECT: Brazil: EDBI Demarche Delivered

REF: 09 STATE 120453; A) QUITO 000943

DERIVED FROM: Derived from previous message.

1. (S) Econoff delivered talking points in reftel to Bernardo
Mota, Chief of Staff of the Brazilian financial intelligence unit
(COAF), on December 14. Mota said that Brazil is fully compliant
with UNSCR 1803 and that he is unaware of any presence or economic
activity in the country by any Iranian bank, including the Export
Development Bank of Iran (EDBI). He said that he would pass on the
United States' concerns regarding EDBI's attempts to find new
markets to the appropriate contacts at the Brazilian Central Bank.

2. (S) Mota also opined that Brazil "shot itself in the foot"
by hosting Iranian President Ahmadinejad in November. Ricardo
Pires Ribeiro, Desk Director for Iran and Central Asia at the
Ministry of Exterior Relations, told Poloff in October that they
were negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding between the Central
Banks of Iran and Brazil, but later said the MOU was no longer
being considered. Mota did not comment on the specific
negotiations, but said the understanding of COAF and the Central
Bank is that any such MOU would violate Brazil's obligations under
the Financial Action Task Force and UN frameworks.
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