TERRORIST LISTS FOR THE NETHERLANDS

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06THEHAGUE2555

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STATE FOR EB/ESC/TFS, S/CT (PATTY HILL)
STATE ALSO FOR IO/PSC (JOHN SANDAGE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KVPR, EFIN, ETTC, PREL, PTER, KTFN, NL
SUBJECT: TERRORIST LISTS FOR THE NETHERLANDS

REF: STATE 193615

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1. (U) Econoff spoke December 1 regarding the Dutch list of
banned terrorist entities with Joost van Ettro, Policy
Officer, Terrorism and New Threats Unit, Political Affairs
Department, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2. (SBU) Joost noted that - with one exception - there is no
national list for the Netherlands, and that the Dutch adhere
to the EU Clearinghouse process for designations. The
exception is for the Hofstad group, designated under a
national sanction measure and published in the Staatscourant
on April 4, 2006 (copy of official notice to follow in a
separate email to Patty Hill and John Sandage). Joost said
that this was, and still is, temporary and that the Dutch are
trying to get an EU measure through the Clearinghouse
process. To ensure rapid action against Hofstad, Foreign
Minister Bernard Bot authorized the measure following
consultations with Dutch Finance and Justice ministers.
ARNALL