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The latest news and views about accountability and transparency in Iran, particularly among government executives and state bodies.

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.
FATF

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.
FATF

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.
FATF

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

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.

Officials Join Social Media Campaign against Nepotism in Iran

Several Iranian officials have responded to the social media campaign #Where_Is_Your_Child, which aims to shed light on nepotism that some believe plagues the country and is partly to blame for rampant corruption and mismanagement.

Iranian Anti-Corruption NGO Launches Petition Website

The Iranian corruption watchdog Justice and Transparency Watch has launched a petition website aimed at enabling the 80-million nation to issue demands from the government and other state organs.
Financial Corruption

Iran Working on Plan to Oblige Officials to Restitute Ill-Gotten Gains

An Iranian lawmaker has expressed support for a plan which calls for the restitution of the properties illegally gained by Iranian officials.

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