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

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.