EghtesadOnline: Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati says recommendations of the anti-money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force, are part and parcel of international banking norms and thus essential for financial ties to the outside world.
EghtesadOnline: The anti-money laundering body, the Financial Action Task Force announced on Friday that it has extended the suspension of countermeasures against Iran for another four months, recognizing the country's efforts in meeting its Action Plan.
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: Executive secretary of the Financial Action Task Force has said that while Iran's Action Plan with global anti-money laundering body is mostly incomplete, it cannot be firmly said whether Iran will stay or be removed from the group's blacklist when the group convenes in February.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a closed session briefed lawmakers Tuesday about the ‘Iran Action Plan’ with the global anti-money laundering body the Financial Action Task Force.
EghtesadOnline: The Financial Action Task Force, the global anti-money laundering body, convenes on Sunday with a to-do-list which includes evaluating the progress by Iran in fulfilling its Action Plan to reduce its AML risk.
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: The government bill that allows Iran to join the international Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism is back on the Majlis floor after the two-month hiatus had stalled the key legislation relating to Iran's Action Plan with the Financial Action Task Force.
EghtesdOnline: Lawmakers on Tuesday approved two bills related to the Iran Action Plan with the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force. The Guardian Council had earlier found faults with the two bills and sent it back to the legislature for reconsideration.
EghtesadOnline: A senior lawmaker has voiced support for three of four legal measures required from Iran to be in good standing with the Financial Action Task Force, but said a guarantee is needed from the global watchdog that Iran will be able to reap the expected benefits when it fulfills its commitments.