Iran’s coverage: Guardian Council passes FATF amendment

Daily look at Iran’s late-breaking news and upcoming events:

 

Guardian Council approves CFT amendment bill: spokesman

Iran’s Guardian Council has approved an amendment bill on combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) as part of standards set by the FATF, according to the Council’s spokesman.

 

IRGC smashes terrorist cell in NW Iran, killing 10 militants

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force managed to disband a terrorist cell in Oshnavieh in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing at least 10 militants.

 

Iran, US officials not to meet at UNGA: Zarif

Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif says no meeting between Iranian and US officials is scheduled to be held on the sidelines of this year’s UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York.

 

US sanctions won’t affect Turkey ties with Iran: FM Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu says his country is resolved to expand ties with Iran despite US threats to punish governments that violate recently-restored economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

 

China says business ties with Iran no harm to any other country

China’s business and energy ties with Iran do not harm the interests of any other country, the country’s Foreign Ministry said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States.

 

Iran to become 15th biggest economy in world by 2021: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Iran will overtake Spain, Saudi Arabia and Canada and will have become the 15th largest economy in the world by 2021.

Hakim: US moves defy int’l resolve

Head of the Iraqi National Alliance Seyyed Ammar al-Hakim said on Thursday that US anti-Iran moves is defiance of international resolve, commitments and signed agreements.

 

Iran says can fight off challenge of sanctions

Iran’s economy minister said on Friday that the country can respond to the challenge of the US unilateral sanctions.

 

Speaker’s Advisor: Saudi Arabia facing major defeat in Yemen

Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted Saudi Arabia for continuing its massacre of the Yemeni people in Sa’ada province, and said that Riyadh is about to sustain a substantial defeat in Yemen.

 

Iran seriously opposed to militarization of space: Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations, Kazem Gharibabadi, voiced the country’s strong opposition to any arms race or deployment of weapons to outer space.