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The Islamic Republic of Iran’s administration has issued a statement about the Financial Action Task Force’s recent decision to put the country on its blacklist.
Iran President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi says the government has taken measures that are expected to reduce the impact of the FATF blacklisting of the Islamic Republic on the country.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has returned Iran to its blacklist because of Iran's non-compliance with the Palermo and the CFT Conventions. The move could create new and serious difficulties for Iran's financial relations that could be added to sanctions problems.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has signed and announced the “Law on Transparency and Supervision of the Financing of Campaigns in the Parliamentary Elections" to the country’s ministry of interior for execution.
Top authorities at Iran's Expediency Council have adamantly opposed the Islamic Republic’s accession to the Palermo Convention and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) treaty, describing them as threats to the national security.
A senior Iranian economic activist believes that the approval of the bills proposed by the Iranian government to adopt the standards set by the global anti-money laundering watchdog FATF can be very useful in the current situation.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored a recent decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global anti-money-laundering watchdog, to increase pressures on the Islamic Republic, describing it as a “politically-motivated” move.
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has given Iran a final deadline of February 2020 to tighten its rules against money laundering in compliance with the global watchdog’s financial standards.
Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of Iran’s Expediency Council, says the country’s ratification of the bills required for taking Iran out of the FATF blacklist depends on the US president’s behaviours, and thus the Council has postponed reviewing the bills until a ripe time.