FATF bills as leg cuffs on Iran economy
FATF bills as leg cuffs on Iran economy
Head of Iranian Parliament Research Center (IPRC) Alireza Zakani says the ratification of the FATF-bill will not help alleviate economic problems but will worsen them.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – FATF will not help lifting sanctions, transferring money to the country, or facilitating monetary ties but is a legcuff for the country’s economy, Zakani said on Sunday.

“The FATF will multiply our vulnerability; if there are solutions for ditching cruel sanctions for exporting oil and bring money in, the ratification of FATF will prevent such solutions.”

Actually, accepting the bills means disclosing the economy’s secrets of getting around sanctions and no rational mind accepts this, he added.

The government has offered conditions for ratifying the FATF but the issue does not know any condition, Zakani added.

Iran will be faced with new excuses by enemies if it passes the bills, he said, adding, “FATF, actually, is a political issue, not a specialized one.”

On October 7, 2018, the Iranian Parliament voted in favor of the CFT. However, the oversight Guardian Council rejected the bill by finding 22 faults with it.

However, the Expediency Council set aside studies to approve the Palermo bill back in October 2019 for it believed Palermo and CFT would help the United States to identify the ways Iran circumvents the sanctions.

The Financial Action Task Force announced in June 2019 that Iran had until October to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences.

In December 2020, in a response to the President’s request, the Leader of the Revolution agreed with an extension of the time for reviewing the FATF bills.

Previously, Alireza Zakani said If the US, France, Germany, and the UK do not act timely, we will say goodbye to the Additional Protocol on February 21,  on Sunday in the open session of Iranian Parliament, adding, “We will witness a decrease in the number of IAEA inspectors compared to what Iran has promised in the NPT.”

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