Iran's Guardian Council Spokesman Abbas Kadkhodaei says the council is not afraid of any referendum on Iran’s adoption of Palermo Convention and the Convention against Financing of Terrorism (CFT).
Iran’s Vice Presidency for Women and Family Affairs has submitted a bill to the Cabinet which calls for equal blood money for both genders, Vice President Massoumeh Ebtekar said.
The global anti-money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), on Friday gave Iran until June to come into compliance with anti-terror financial measures or said it will face tougher financial oversight.
Iran’s Expediency Council was once failed to reach a consensus over a parliamentary bill on Iran’s accession to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, as members have postponed voting on the FATF-related bill.
A senior government official has argued for quick approval of two parliamentary bills required for Iran to get out of the blacklist of the global anti-money laundering body (FATF), saying Iran should not put its foreign relations at risk at a time when the US is bent on hurting the country’s foreign relations.
Last week’s announcement by European powers that they are to launch a financial mechanism for Iran-EU trade would not affect Iran’s approach on joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), two Iranian officials said.
Iranian lawmakers have approved an amendment to a bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which was earlier rejected by the Guardian Council.
A host of Iranian film-makers have urged authorities to waive the requirement for obtaining a licence for producing their movies.
A senior cultural official says the implementation of a law on Freedom of Information (FOI) is the only way to fight against financial and administrative corruption in Iran.
It is compulsory for Iranian couples to attend pre-marriage counselling sessions in order to prevent future problems which often lead to early divorces, officials say.