TEHRAN (Iran News) – First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Tuesday called on Iran’s top legislative arbitration body to ratify FATF and CFT bills that deal with fighting money laundering and terrorism funding. “Given the ratification of FATF and the CFT at a meeting of the heads of the three branches of power and the […]
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced on Monday that Iran has been following anti-money laundering measures inside the country, saying policy of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) towards Iran is not based on realities but politically tainted. “Iran, in its own internal laws, has recognized anti-money laundering activities as a […]
President Rouhani’s government resorted to any means and pretext to meet U.S. President Donald Trump. In other words, it used to do a favor to the nation by claiming he wants to meet Mr. Trump for the sake of them in order to lift sanctions. But God willing, both Mr. Rouhani backtracked and Mr. Trump […]
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a recent meeting decided to continue the suspension of counter-measures against Iran, noting the country’s progress of legislative, anti-money laundering efforts.
The Sun. meeting of the Expediency Council was dedicated to addressing the ratification of two controversial FATF-related treaties, namely the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT) and the UN Palermo Convention on Transnational Organized Crime.
US Secretary of States Mike Pompeo has called on Iran to ratify the two controversial FATF-related treaties “without delay” and “without reservation.”
America’s monetary ammunition refers to the coordinated collection of US secondary banking sanction laws, the FATF recommendations and Swift Services for imposing sanctions, which Iran has been one of its most important targets in recent years.
A member of the Expediency Council, Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam, said Sat. the date for holding a session on reviewing Iran’s accession to the two FATF-related bills is still uncertain.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Mon. that the Expediency Council’s final verdict on accession to the two FATF-related conventions will be surely based on the country’s national interests.
A member of the Expediency Council, Gholamreza Mesbahi Moghadam, said the country would not endorse the FATF-related bills as a prerequisite for the EU’s trade mechanism INSTEX.