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Iran’s nuclear chief says the Financial Action Task Force’s extension of its anti-Iran measures shows the global anti-money laundering body doesn’t want to create a “deadlock” in its relations with Iran.
The German ambassador to Tehran has denied the allegation that the European Union has set conditions for implementing its special purpose vehicle for trade with Iran, but at the same time noted that European banks would not work with Tehran if the country fails to adopt the FATF standards.
Iran’s Expediency Council was once failed to reach a consensus over a parliamentary bill on Iran’s accession to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, as members have postponed voting on the FATF-related bill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Iranian rial continued its upward spiral on Saturday, pushing more and more of ordinary people to sell the US dollars they had purchased to prevent their money from losing its value.