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: Iran's plans to join the UN Convention on Transnational Crime were reviewed by the joint commission of Iran's Expediency Council on Sunday.
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: The Guardian Council – a watchdog that ensures laws are in line with the Constitution and Sharia–has sent back an anti-terror finance bill known as CFT to the Majlis for reconsideration.
EghtesadOnline: The rout in Tehran stock markets continued on Monday as risk-averse investors reacted to rumors surrounding Iran's accession to the UN Terrorism Financing Convention in early trade with the safe-haven dollar’s decline hurting sentiment and dragging down the broader market.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian lawmakers on Sunday approved a measure that allows Iran to formally join the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, clearing a major hurdle to improve Iran's status with the global anti-money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's Guardians Council has approved the government bill ratified by the parliament earlier this year, which amends Iran's Combating Financing of Terrorism Law to make it compatible with standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).