EghtesadOnline: Iran Customs Administration has required all its offices to follow anti-money laundering regulations approved by the government last October.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government has issued a framework assigning tasks to executive bodies, as a part of an amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Law.
EghtesadOnline: The amended Anti-Money Laundering Law was finally signed into law by President Hassan Rouhani last month after it was studied in graphic detail by several entities, namely the specialized committees in government, parliament, the constitutional watchdog Guardian Council and the top arbiter, the Expediency Council.
EghtesadOnline: The intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force convenes in Paris this week for its plenary meeting. Among other things, it will look into Iran's progress with the Action Plan, the anti-money laundering body says is necessary for Iran to fulfill if it wants to be removed from the list countries with money laundering and financing of terrorism risks.
EghtesadOnline: The Expediency Council, a powerful body that resolves disputes between parliament and a watchdog body, the Guardian Council, on Saturday approved the amendment to Combating Money Laundering Law on the first meeting of the council chaired by its new head Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that dirty money and money laundering has become a universal challenge not limited to any single country and Iran is no exception.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Guardians Council ruled an anti-money laundering bill passed by the parliament to be inconsistent with the Iranian Constitution and Islamic law, sending it back to the legislature for revision.