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Cablegate: Hong Kong and Macau Notified: February 10

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RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0043
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UNCLAS HONG KONG 000326

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STATE FOR EAP/CM
STATE ALSO FOR ISN/CPI AND NEA/IR
TREASURY FOR OFAC AND TFI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PREL PARM EFIN IR GM MC HK
SUBJECT: HONG KONG AND MACAU NOTIFIED: FEBRUARY 10
DESIGNATION OF IRAN-RELATED ENTITIES UNDER E.O. 13382

REF: STATE 15554

1. (SBU) On February 24, Post notified appropriate government
officials in Hong Kong and Macau of the February 10
designation under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 of an
individual and four companies affiliated with Iran's
Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), per reftel.

2. (SBU) Banking regulators from Hong Kong and Macau welcomed
the notification and stated they required locally licensed
banks to monitor the US Department of Treasury's website for
US financial sanctions list updates. Regulator guidelines
also mandate the reporting of identified suspicious
transactions and/or business relationships to respective
financial intelligence units.

MARUT

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