FATF and Iran

  • EC Member: AML  Bill Not Rejected
    09/15/2018
    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
    09/11/2018
    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
    09/10/2018
    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
    08/14/2018
    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
    08/13/2018
    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
    08/11/2018
    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
    07/22/2018
    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
    07/02/2018
    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
    06/30/2018
    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
    06/20/2018
    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.
    06/11/2018
    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.
    05/30/2018
    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.
    05/16/2018
    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
    05/15/2018
    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...
  • Majlis Amends AML/CFT Laws to Satisfy FATF
    05/08/2018
    Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday came one step closer to fulfilling deficiencies in the country's action plan with the Financial Action Task Force, and passed amendment bills to the existing Law of...
  • Mostafa Kavakebian (C-R) discussed Iran’s measures to join FATF in a meeting  with Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian (C-L) on April 18.
    04/19/2018
    A senior lawmaker announced that a pending legislation for implementing Iran’s action plan set by the Financial Action Task Force will be approved by late September. Mostafa Kavakebian, who is the...
  • Valiollah Seif (C) addressed chief executives of banks at the CBI headquarters on March 7.
    03/08/2018
    The Central Bank of Iran has called on the banking system to enforce anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism measures by establishing strong compliance departments.   CBI...
  • Continued Action to Improve the Situation With FATF
    02/26/2018
    Following the Financial Action Task Force’s latest decision, Iran’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance issued a statement declaring that while it expected better results, the country will...
  • Depending on Iran’s progress in completing its action plan, FATF will take further steps in June 2018.
    02/24/2018
    The Financial Action Task Force has recognized measures taken by Iran to address its deficiencies and decided to renew the suspension of countermeasures until its next meeting in a move seen by...
  • FATF Continues Suspension of Countermeasures Against Iran
    02/23/2018
    The Financial Action Task Force has recognized measures taken by Iran in line with addressing its deficiencies and has decided to continue the suspension of active countermeasures until its next...
  • Valiollah Seif
    02/22/2018
    Governor of the Central Bank of Iran said on Wednesday anti-money laundering rules such as know your customer (KYC) controls are being implemented in the foreign exchange market and the recent...
  • MPs Weigh FATF’s Impending Decision
    02/21/2018
    As the 700 delegates from 203 jurisdictions of the Financial Action Task Force Global Network are discussing issues surrounding the security of the global financial system, all eyes are on the...
  • The credibility of FATF will be at stake this month during its upcoming plenary meeting.
    02/08/2018
    In about 10 days from now, the Financial Action Task Force–an international anti-money...
  • FATF’s next plenary meeting is scheduled on Feb. 15.
    01/28/2018
    Determined to permanently exit the blacklist of Financial Action Task Force, Iran has...
  • Majlis, Foreign Ministry Discuss FATF Regulations
    01/15/2018
    Ahead of the Jan. 31 deadline set by the Financial Action Task Force for Iran to fully...

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