US embassy cable - 04BAGHDAD260

USEB 176: INTERDICTING INSURGENT FINANCE

Identifier: 04BAGHDAD260
Wikileaks: View 04BAGHDAD260 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Baghdad
Created: 2004-07-26 08:49:00
Classification: SECRET
Tags: PREL PGOV PTER ECON IZ
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
O 260849Z JUL 04
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0385
WHITE HOUSE NSC WASHDC
SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
US DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
S E C R E T BAGHDAD 000260 
 
STATE FOR EB, A/S Wayne 
STATE FOR E, U/S Larson 
STATE FOR P, U/S Grossman 
STATE FOR NEA/I Slicher 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/26/14 
TAGS: PREL, PGOV, PTER, ECON, IZ 
SUBJECT: USEB 176: INTERDICTING INSURGENT FINANCE 
 
REF: BAGHDAD 00233 
 
Classified by Anne E. Derse FOR REASONS 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
1. (S) On July 25, Ahmed Salman, legal advisor to Deputy 
Prime Minister Baram Salih, met with EMIN and Embassy 
Legal Adviser at the DPM's request to discuss the USG's 
proposed order on insurgent finance.  Salman said that 
the DPM would be seeking an appointment on July 26 to 
meet with Ambassador Negroponte to discuss the issue 
further.   He said the DPM remains very concerned with 
respect to the specific scope of the order and who would 
be subject to it.  For example, the DPM is worried that a 
member of the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG) could be 
designated as an insurgent under the order, depending on 
the definition.  In addition, the DPM is concerned with 
how "insurgent" would be defined and what role, if any, 
the IIG would have in determining who is subject to the 
order.  Salman noted that the position the DPM takes in 
principle on the desirability of the proposed order would 
depend on the scope of the order, ie, to whom this would 
apply.  He also said that the DPM needs to better 
understand the details in order to take a position.  He 
asked whether a list of specific entities or individuals 
had been prepared.  He noted that Iraq probably did have 
legal authority under existing law to implement similar 
provisions per Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) 
Order 93.  He undertook to raise again with the DPM the 
issue of adding "Iraqi forces" to the list of targets. 
We underscored Washington's interest in receiving IIG 
views as soon as possible. 
 
 
NEGROPONTE 

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