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Office of the Spokesman
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December 21, 2006
Question Taken from the December 21 Daily Press Briefing

Turkmenistan: Assets of Late President Niyazov

Question:   Has the U.S. frozen the assets of late Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov?

Answer:   Such matters fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Treasury and the Office of Foreign Asset Control. President Niyazov was never designated under an Executive Order, which is required for the freezing of assets under U.S. law.

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Released on December 22, 2006

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