Friday, October 7, 2022

Accountability and Transparency

FATF Issue Could Be Resolved As Vienna Talks Move Forward: Ex-Diplomat

A former Iranian diplomat has expressed hope as negotiations in Vienna bear fruit, the problem with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) inside Iran will be solved too.

Money Stolen by Russian Official Didn’t Belong to Iran: Spokesman

The Iranian government spokesman has rejected Russian media reports that the one-million-dollar cash allegedly stolen by a Russian Foreign Ministry official belongs to Iran.

Ratification of FATF Bills Prerequisite for Iran’s Access to Financial Resources: Spokesman

Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Ali Rabiei says ratification of the remaining bills regarding the Financial Action Task Force requirements will take the country out of the FATF blacklist and help it have access to financial resources and avoid futile international challenges.

Iran’s Leader Permits Expediency Council to Procced with Work on FATF Bills

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has approved the administration’s proposal for the extension of a process that authorizes the Expediency Council to review the remaining bills prepared by the government to take Iran out of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist.

Iran Government Issues Official Statement on FATF Blacklisting

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.

Measures Taken to Foil FATF Blacklisting of Iran: Official

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.

FATF’s Blacklisting of Iran; Threat or Opportunity?

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 Elections 2020: Rouhani Announces Law on Financial Transparency of Campaigns

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.

Expediency Council Opposes Iran’s Accession to CFT, Palermo Convention

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.

Iranian Gov’t Not against Popular Protests: VP

A senior Iranian official says the government is not opposed to free flow of information in society, and is resolved to pave the way for people to express their criticisms.

FATF Bills: In the Interest or to the Detriment of Iran?

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.

FATF Ultimatum to Iran Politically-Motivated: FM Zarif

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.

FATF Extends Suspension of Anti-Iran Measures for Last Time

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.

Iran Says FATF Ratification Depends on Trump’s Behaviour

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.

Law to Monitor Iranian Officials’ Assets Coming into Force

Iran's Judiciary chief says an executive bylaw on looking into government officials' property and assets will soon come into force.

Suspicious Votes in Iranian TV Opinion Poll Annulled

The suspicious votes cast in favour of an Iranian quiz show in a public opinion poll have been declared null and void, putting a widely watched sports program on top of the list of popular broadcasts again.

Iran Gov’t Urges Quick Approval of FATF as Deadline Approaches

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.

Iran’s Economy to Undergo Structural Changes upon Leader’s Order

A senior lawmaker says Iranian officials will in coming weeks start debating a structural shakeup of the economy, which had been stressed by Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Iran to Miss Opportunities If It Fails to Adopt FATF: Rouhani

Iranian president says without adoption of the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and cooperation with foreign banks, chances will be lost and it will be 20% more costly to resolve the country’s economic problems.

Iranian MPs Pass Amendment to CFT Bill

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.

‘Freedom of Information Key to Fight against Corruption in Iran’

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.

Zarif Rejects Concerns, Defends Iran Getting Out of FATF Blacklist

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 Legislation Watchdog Rejects CFT Bill, Returns It to Parliament

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.

FATF Extends Iran’s Deadline despite US Opposition

An international group that sets standards on fighting money laundering and financing of terrorism announced it once again extends the deadline for Iran to complete reforms to meet conditions for getting out of the body’s black list, despite opposition by the US and a number of its allies.

Hiring Relatives Banned in Tehran Municipality

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.

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