Tuesday, August 16, 2022

FATF

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.

Foreign Ministry Explains Why Iran Not Invited to FATF Meeting

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has reacted to media reports about the reason why Iran has not been invited to attend an upcoming meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris.

EU’s INSTEX Not to Affect Iran’s FATF Approach, Officials Say

Last week’s announcement by European powers that they are to launch a financial mechanism for Iran-EU trade would not affect Iran’s approach on joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), two Iranian officials said.

‘US Exit of Nuclear Deal Makes Tehran Hesitant Regarding FATF’

The US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, for which Iran made lots of concessions, conjures up "bitter memories" that makes Iran undecided to give further concessions to anti-money laundering and terrorism laws, a former MP and political analyst said.

Iran’s Not Joining FATF Detrimental: Official

A senior Iranian official says if Iran does not join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that would mean the country will be deprived of selling oil, even to China.

Iran’s Expediency Council Ratifies Second FATF-Related Bill

Iran’s state arbitration body has approved a bill to amend Iran’s anti-money laundering law in compliance with the Financial Action Task Force guidelines, pushing Iran closer to meeting the requirements for getting out of the global standard setter’s black list.

Iran Must Accelerate FATF Accession amid Israel Inclusion

Israel’s accession to the global anti-money laundering makes it more difficult for Iran to join the Financial Action Task Force, an Iranian media outlet said, arguing for quicker approval of parliamentary legislations required for Iran getting out of the body’s black list.

President Rouhani under Fire for FATF Remarks

Conservative media in Iran have harshly criticized President Hassan Rouhani for implying that the costs of living will be increased by 20% without cooperation with foreign banks.

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.

Zarif Summoned to Parliament for Money Laundering Remarks

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to clarify his controversial remarks about “rampant” money laundering in Iran, which have drawn angry reactions from political and media circles.

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.

Iran Lauds FATF’s Deadline Extension as Diplomatic Victory

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the Friday decision by the Financial Action Task Force to extend suspension of counter-measures against Iran, describing it as a diplomatic achievement for Iran in the face of widespread US efforts to restore Iran’s blacklist status.

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.

CFT Bill Ratified by Parliament Thanks to Larijani’s Prudence: Reformist

An Iranian reformist figure has recounted how Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani’s prudence rendered ineffective the scenarios orchestrated by radicals to prevent the ratification of the bill on Iran’s accession to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention.

“Iran’s Failure to Join CFT to Give US Pretext to Boost Its Pressure”

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has reiterated the need for Tehran’s accession to the convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), saying the country’s failure to do so will provide the US with the pretext to increase its pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s Guardian Council Won’t Be Intimidated by CFT Opponents

The spokesman for Iran’s legislative watchdog says the body will not be intimidated by opponents of Iran’s joining a UN convention against the financing of terrorism, who have in recent days been pressuring the parliament not to approve the plan.

Parliament Approves Iran’s CFT Accession

Iranian legislators have passed a bill that gives the government the green light to join an international convention on fighting the sponsoring of terrorism.

Protest Rally Held before Iran Parliament against FATF-Related Bill

A crowd of conservatives gathered in front of the Iranian parliament on Sunday to protest against a bill on Iran’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, which is to be put to a vote in the parliament this week.

Iran Parliament Passes FATF Bills; Expediency Council to Make Final Call

Iran’s Parliament speaker says two parliamentary bills required for Iran’s accession to the global anti-money laundering body FATF have been unanimously ratified by the Parliament after being rejected by the Guardian Council, and will soon be put to vote at the country’s Expediency Council.

Foreign Ministry Explains Why Iran Needs to Adopt FATF Standards

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has released a statement to answer a number of frequently asked questions and concerns regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s engagement with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Iranian MPs to Review Bill on Iran’s CFT Accession

The Iranian parliament is to review a bill on Iran’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), which was earlier proposed by the government as part of measures to adopt the standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FTAF).

Iran Chamber of Commerce Says Tehran Must Join FATF

Iran’s Chamber of Commerce has urged the Rouhani administration to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body which develops policies to combat money laundering.

Iran Legislation Watchdog Ratifies Parliamentary Amendment to CTF Law

The spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council says the body has ratified a legislation amending a law on Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF).

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