179211 11/20/2008 11:47 08BUCHAREST905 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 08BUCHAREST867|08STATE115523|08STATE121356 VZCZCXYZ0000 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #0905 3251147 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 201147Z NOV 08 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8928 INFO RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 0024 RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000905
STATE FOR ISN, T, NEA, INR, EEB, S/CT, AND INL
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: EFIN, PARM, PREL, KNNP, ECON, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON REVOCATION OF IRAN'S U-TURN GENERAL LICENSE
REF: A) STATE 121356; B) STATE 115523; C) BUCHAREST 0867
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(SBU) Post delivered ref A demarche to the National Bank of Romania's (BNR) Director of the Banking Supervision Department, Nicolae Cinteza, on November 18. Cinteza said that BNR is studying the FATF statement and related recommendations post provided on November 6 (refs B and C) and will be consulting with other government agencies on appropriate action. Cinteza further advised that by the end of the year BNR will establish within the Banking Supervision Department a new office dedicated exclusively to terrorism finance issues. He noted that BNR enjoys close cooperation with Romanian intelligence services in monitoring financial flows for possible connections to terrorism. Cinteza said BNR will inform post of any additional measures taken.