FATF and Iran

  • Iran's Guardian Council Sends CFT Bill Back to Majlis
    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.  Abbas...
  • Iran’s FATF Outcome Unclear
    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...
  • Zarif, Lawmakers Discuss FATF Affairs
    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a closed session briefed lawmakers Tuesday about the ‘Iran Action Plan’ with the global ant-money laundering body the Financial Action Task Force.  Behrouz...
  • Extension of FATF Deadline Welcome
    A senior official on Friday welcomed the decision by an international group that monitors money-laundering worldwide to extend the deadline for Iran to complete reforms, calling it a diplomatic...
  • FATF Gives Iran Until February to Complete Reforms
    The international group that monitors money laundering worldwide said on Friday Iran had until February to complete reforms that would bring it into line with global norms or face consequences.
  • FATF Week Begins With Iran on Agenda
    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...
  • FATF Adoption Can Help Boost Trade, National Security
    Implementing standards set by the Financial Action Task Force will not only help facilitate Iran's trade with other countries, but also contribute to national peace and security, a former diplomat...
  • Iran Parliament Passes Counter-Terror Finance Legislation
    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...
  • Iranian Lawmakers Expected to Approve CFT Bill
    Lawmakers will deliver their final view Sunday on a government bill allowing Iran to join the international Convention for Combating Financing of Terrorism, said the Majlis National Security and...
  • Iran's CFT Convention Bill Back in Majlis
    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...
  • Iran Parliament Approves 2 FATF Bills
    Iranian 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...
  • EC Member: AML  Bill Not Rejected
    A senior member of Expediency Council, a body that settles disputes between the Majlis and the vetting body Guardians Council, said EC members have not rejected the government bill to amend the...
  • Optimism Over AML Legislation Before FATF Deadline
    Despite the opposition of some factions about the country falling in line with standards set by the Financial Action Task Force, optimism abounds among moderate lawmakers and pundits that the...
  • FATF Legislation Back on Agenda
    As Iran's October deadline to complete the Action Plan set forth by the Financial Action Task Force draws near, lawmakers are renewing efforts to pass the related bills sent by the government...
  • Iran’s Amendments to CFT Law, a Step in Right Direction – Part 2
    In the article titled “Amendments to CFT Law, a Step in Right Direction” published on Monday, Article 1 of Iran’s new CFT law was assessed against parts of the Financial Action Task Force's...
  • Fatemeh Mahjourian
    Fatemeh Mahjourian
    Amendments to the CFT (Combating Financing of Terrorism) Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran were finally approved by the Guardians Council on Aug. 1 and have been notified by the president to...
  • Iran's Guardian Council Approves CFT Law Revisions
    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...
  • Iranian Parliament Firm on Preventing FATF Blacklisting
    Majlis Economic Commission, a major force in Iran's Parliament, is committed to ensure the passage of pending bills aimed at completing its action plan with the Financial Action Task Force, a...
  • FATF Plan Ratification an Opportunity for Iran
    Iran now has about four months to pass legal measures through parliament to would address shortcomings vis-à-vis the Financial Action Task Force’s action plan for the country, but reformists are...
  • FATF Gives Iran Action Plan Four More Months
    The Financial Action Task Force decided once again to suspend its counter-measures against Iran and provide relief to the administration of President Hassan Rouhani, which has been strenuously...
  • FATF's Impartiality Test
    The deadline of the 18-month action plan prepared by the Financial Action Task Force for Iran ended in February 2018 and was extended for four months, in view of Iran's initiatives and fulfillment...
  • A petition signed by 50 MPs against the CFT bill was rolled out in the parliament’s open session on June 10.
    Members of Iran's Parliament during Sunday's open session voted to postpone for two months the review process of the government-proposed bill aimed at joining the United Nation's International...
  • The bill would be sent to the Majlis Presiding Board for a vote in Wednesday’s plenary session.
    Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Tuesday approved Iran's accession to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, clearing the biggest...
  • Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (R) addresses lawmakers at the latest open session on May 15.
    Iran's Parliament in its latest open session on Tuesday continued to review the government-proposed amendments to the country's existing Anti-Money Laundering Law and ratified new measures, as the...
  • AML Law Amendment Underway
    In view of the Financial Action Task Force’s next plenary meeting in June, Iran is updating its Anti-Money Laundering Law, along with other ongoing reforms to fulfill the body’s action plan.  Last...

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