The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.
Iran’s top diplomat has once again argued for Tehran’s adoption of standards set by the global anti-money laundering body, saying concerns that FATF accession harms national security interests are baseless and Iran’s failure to get itself out FATF blacklist would mean Tehran has shot itself in the leg.
Iran’s legislation watchdog, the Guardian Council, has rejected a bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which had been passed by the Parliament.
Iran’s Ministry of Culture has condemned a pop singer to hold a free concert after finding out that he had given a pre-recorded performance in one of his controversial concerts.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations urges the international community to abide by an order issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) earlier this month against US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Iranian diplomat, who was detained in Germany on the false charge of plotting an attack on an MKO rally in Paris, enjoys full diplomatic immunity.
The members of the Islamic City Council of Tehran have voted in favour of a law that prohibits hiring of the relatives of managers in Tehran municipality.
Iranian lawmakers are to revoke the imprisonment penalty for husbands unable to pay Mahr, the money that husbands undertake to pay their wives on demand based on Islamic law.
An Italian appeal court has rejected a lawsuit by the US that called for the seizure of $5 billion worth of Iranian assets in Italy, in a second win for Tehran in its legal battle against the US this month.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has reiterated the need for Tehran’s accession to the convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), saying the country’s failure to do so will provide the US with the pretext to increase its pressure on the Islamic Republic.