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.
The Expediency Council is holding a session Saturday to discuss the bill on the country’s accession to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, known as Palermo Convention in Iran.
Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei highlighted that there are many ambiguities in FATF guidelines. “While there exist many questions and ambiguities about FATF guidelines, it is expected from the government to prevent the country from sinking into a new quagmire,” he wrote Saturday on his Instagram account. FATF watchdog extended Iran’s deadline for four months […]
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdolnaser Hemmati, said Wednesday that joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) would be beneficial to Iran. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Abdolnaser Hemmati, said “joining the FATF will benefit us. All other countries […]
The Expediency Council’s Saturday meeting on joining the UN Convention on Transnational Crime (Palermo bill) ended without conclusion, leaving the final decision to the next session. The meeting was chaired by Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, Iranian Judiciary Chief, and also attended by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. According to Seyed […]
Senior Iranian MP Falahatpisheh said Sun. that the fate of the two remaining FATF-related bills, namely CFT and Palermo, will be decided at the Expediency Council by next month. Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said the Parliament will close the case on the bill on Iran’s accession to […]
A host of Basiji students from Iranian universities and seminaries warned the Expediency Council about the dangers and threats of Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT). In a letter to the head and members of Expediency Council on Saturday, the students highlighted that joining Palermo and CFT bills is against […]
Today morning, a number of principalist representatives submitted a letter of protest to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and members of the Expediency Council (EC) on the move taken by the Parliament Speaker in sending two bills pertinent to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to the Expediency Council. Given the above issue, the […]