EghtesadOnline: Sincere stakeholders, in the anti-FATF camp in Tehran, say now is not the time to embrace the Financial Action Task Force rules. Their argument is premised on the reality that the country is saddled with tough US sanctions and that the limited foreign trade and transactions would be jeopardized by the watchdog’s oversight.
EghtesadOnline: The central bank governor says Iran’s key trading partners have sent notice to the effect that Iran’s inclusion in the Financial Action Task Force’s blacklist would have dire consequences.
EghtesadOnline: With the final call by the global anti-money laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force, on Iran coming to a head, a group of MPs are preparing a letter to the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, to convey their concerns about the consequences of non-compliance with FATF standards.
EghtesadOnline: Failure to ratify laws demanded by the global anti-money laundering watchdog will adversely affect Iran's economy, as it will help forge an international front against the country in the economic field, a political analyst says.
EghtesadOnline: Iran would have to pay a heavy price if it fails to implement standards set by the global anti-money laundering watchdog, says an expert on international affairs, who believes that the Islamic Republic should serve as an example for other countries in combating corruption.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's refusal to implement standards set by the global anti-money laundering watchdog will only play into the hands of the United States that is seeking further pretexts to build up pressure on Tehran, a political analyst said.
EghtesadOnline: Completing the process of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Action Plan and making decisions on the Palermo and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Conventions are the prerequisites for multilateralism that could increase the country's capacity to counter Trump's unilateralism.
EghtesadOnline: Time is running out for Tehran to meet the deadline set by the Financial Action Task Force to comply with the standards of the global anti-money laundering watchdog or face the consequences.
EghtesadOnline: Implementing standards set by the global anti-money laundering watchdog can help improve Iran’s economic conditions and financial transparency, says an expert, who believes that introducing the required reforms is not a top priority for decision-making authorities.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's top diplomat said the Financial Action Task Force's imposition of a final deadline on Iran is a "completely political" decision, but stressed that international financial standards need to be met for the sake of national interests.