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E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: EFIN, KTFN, PREL, PTER, UNSC, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: DEMARCHE RESPONSE TO U.S. REVIEW UNDER 1822
REF: A) STATE 69814 B) STATE 71296
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(SBU) EconOff delivered Reftel A demarche points to Elena Paris, Head of Unit at the Office for the Implementation of International Sanctions, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Drawing from the additional guidance in Reftel B, EconOff highlighted U.S. efforts to fully comply with resolution 1822 by reviewing the 1267 list. Although noting that Romania does not have a formal role in the delisting process, Paris expressed her appreciation for U.S. efforts to review names on the 1267 list. Positive actions like this, stated Paris, are important safeguards to keep the 1267 regime from being undermined. Paris further clarified Romania's position on 1267 reform by saying that Romania supports, but is not leading, EU efforts in this regard.