Iranian Parliament firm on preventing FATF blacklisting

Financial Tribune – 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 member of the commission said.

Fatemeh Hosseini also stressed that this is at the behest of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, IBENA reported.

“FATF was discussed in a meeting that the members of parliament had [with Ayatollah Khamenei] and the Leader emphasized on eliminating regulatory gaps by devising laws on combating financing of terrorism and anti-money laundering,” she said.

“Based on this, MEC is seriously following up on AML/CFT issues so that Iran won’t enter the [FATF] blacklist again.”