Tuesday, August 16, 2022

FATF

Legislation Watchdog Rejects FATF Amendments to Iran’s CTF Law

The spokesman for Iran’s Guardian Council said the body has rejected the parliament’s legislation amending Iran’s Counter Terrorist Finance law in accordance with standards set by the global anti-money laundering body, Financial Action Task Force.

“West’s Support for MKO Discredits FATF’s Definition of Terrorism”

The support offered by western governments to the Mujahedin Khalq Organization, as demonstrated in the annual meeting of the group last Saturday, discredits the definition of terrorism offered by the G7-created Financial Action Task Force.

FATF Extends Suspension of Counter-Measures against Iran until October

The Financial Action Task Force says it has decided to continue the suspension of its counter-measures against Iran, but Tehran needs to enact amendments to its AML and CFT laws and ratify the Palermo and TF Conventions by October.

No Need to Join Int’l Treaties that Are against National Interests: Iran Leader

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says there is no need to join international treaties and conventions that do not serve the country’s national interests.

Araqchi Assures MPs that Joining FATF Won’t Pose Security Threat to Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, would not pose any security threat to the Islamic Republic.

FATF Once Again Suspends Countermeasures against Iran

The Financial Action Task Force, an international anti-money laundering body, has once again delayed some penalties against Iran, but kept the Islamic Republic in its black list and threatened action in June.

“Iran’s Cooperation with FATF to Increase Impact of Sanctions”

The conservative newspaper Kayhan has harshly criticized the Iranian government’s plan to implement the regulations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), saying such cooperation would just make more effective the US sanctions on Iran.

‘West Using FATF to Get More Concessions from Iran’

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the West’s refusal to remove Iran from the FATF’s blacklist is a breach of their commitments and a move to extract more concessions from the Islamic Republic.

FATF Extends Suspension of Financial Restrictions on Iran

The world’s anti-money laundering body, known as FATF, has extended the suspension of its restrictions on Iran, lauding the Islamic Republic’s commitment to implement measures to address shortcomings in its anti-money laundering policies.

Iran FM Rejects ‘Shameful’ Claim about Deal with US on General Soleimani

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed the ‘shameful’ claims that Rouhani’s government has vowed to hand over General Soleimani to US in exchange for the removal of banking restrictions.

Iranian MPs Call for Caution in Dealing with FATF

A number of Iranian lawmakers have criticized the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for its anti-Iran statement, and called on Iranian officials to be extremely cautious about the privileges they grant the organization.

Iran’s SNSC Sets New Conditions for Joining FATF

Head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said the country’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has set some new conditions for joining the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Iran’s Top Anti-Money Laundry Body Clears FATF Ambiguities

The Anti-Money Laundering Supreme Council has issued a statement to clear the vague points about Iran’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

FATF Has Nothing to Do with JCPOA: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that the country’s alleged deal with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has nothing to do with the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

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