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CBI: Joining FATF aligns with national interests 25 Dec 2019

CBI: Joining FATF aligns with national interests

TEHRAN (Iran News) – The governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says joining the Financial Action Task Force, FATF, is in line with the interests of the country’s banking system, IRNA reported. Making the remarks on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Abdolnaser Hemmati, CBI governor, said China and Russia have informed […]

Expediency Council working on Palermo, CFT bills 16 Dec 2019

Expediency Council working on Palermo, CFT bills

TEHRAN (Iran News) – A member of the Expediency Council, the body in charge of deciding on FATF-related bills, said on Sunday that the two remaining bills, namely the Palermo and CFT, are still being evaluated by the Council. Majid Ansari told IRNA that the two remaining FATF-related bills that Iran has been required by […]

Removing From FATF’s Blacklist Is Difficult 30 Oct 2019

Removing From FATF’s Blacklist Is Difficult

Finance and Economic Affairs Farhad Dejpasand said yesterday that if Iran is blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), it will difficult to be delisted.

Palermo, CFT review postponed to next Iranian year 02 Mar 2019

Palermo, CFT review postponed to next Iranian year

The Expediency Council’s Saturday meeting on joining the UN Convention on Transnational Crime (Palermo bill) ended without conclusion, leaving the fate of the bill unknown till the next Iranian year (starting in March 21), a member of the council said.

Expediency Council suspicious of request on endorsing CFT, Palermo: Rezaie 16 Feb 2019

Expediency Council suspicious of request on endorsing CFT, Palermo: Rezaie

Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaie said that the body is suspicious of European countries’ requests for endorsing FATF-related bills in the country. He made the remarks in a live IRIB TV program aired Friday night. “This financial channel [INSTEX], which the Europeans have established, is in fact not a financial channel, but a commodity one; […]

Expediency Council to decide on Palermo, CFT within a month 20 Jan 2019

Expediency Council to decide on Palermo, CFT within a month

Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, stressing that the Iranian government will not accept anything that is contrary to the Islamic Republic’s norms and principles, said the Expediency Council will decide on Palermo and CFT conventions within a month. Addressing reporters on the sidelines of Parliament’s open session on […]

Guardian Council reviews accession to Palermo Convention 03 Oct 2018

Guardian Council reviews accession to Palermo Convention

 Abbasali Kadkhodaei, spokesman of the Guardian Council, has said that that the council is set to review the bills on Iran’s accession to the Palermo Convention and amending the anti-money laundering law on Wednesday. In a tweet on Tuesday, Kadkhodaei also called on Iranian experts to voice their opinion to the council on the issue’s […]