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30 April 2007 — UN Security Council Resolutions and sanctions: Al-Qaida and Taliban

The Dubai Financial Services Authority advises all Authorised Firms, Ancillary Service Providers, Authorised Market Institutions and Registered Auditors of the financial sanctions imposed by UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) against individuals and entities belonging to or associated with the Taliban. Please note that the sanctions regime has been modified and strengthened by subsequent resolutions, including resolutions 1333 (2000), 1390 (2002), 1455 (2003), 1526 (2004), 1617 (2005) and 1735 (2006) so that the sanctions now cover individuals and entities associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden and/or the Taliban wherever located. Additional resolutions are to be expected in future.

Please refer to the Al-Qaida and Taliban UN Sanctions Committee website for further information on these sanctions including the current Consolidated List of the named individuals and entities.

Authorised Firms, Ancillary Service Providers, Authorised Market Institutions and Registered Auditors are required to check and to monitor whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold any funds, other financial assets, economic benefits and economic resources for the individuals named in the Consolidated List. If this is the case, firms are required to provide details of these to the Anti Money Laundering and Suspicious Cases Unit of the UAE (AMLSCU) and DFSA without delay.

Further inquiries on this matter should be directed to the firm's Relationship Manager or info@dfsa.ae