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