• Leader Calls on Lawmakers to Draft Own AML/CFT Laws

    The Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on lawmakers Wednesday to pass laws related to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) that are independent from international conventions.
    “It is not necessary for the country to join treaties the depth and intentions [behind them] of which we are unaware of and know that they have some problems,” he said.
    Ayatollah Khamenei said, “These [international] conventions are first devised in think tanks of big powers aimed at meeting their own interests and then are joined by some like-minded or intimidated governments that would then give the treaties an  international standing,” his official website reported.
    If an independent country like Iran decides not to accept such conventions, it would be severely censured on the premise that “when 150 countries have accepted it [convention], how come you reject it?” 

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