Iran’s coverage: Iran Majlis approves bill on joining CFT

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Parliament approves Iran’s accession to CFT

Iranian lawmakers approved a bill on the country’s accession to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), after reviewing the comments of opponents and supporters on Sunday open session.

Iranian protestors rally against FATF

A crowd of students held a rally in front of the Iranian Parliament on Sunday morning to protest against ratification of ‘Combating the Financing of Terrorism’ (CFT) standards set by the FATF (Financial Action Task Force).


Accession to conventions will foil US’ future excuses: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said he could not give any guarantee that approving the FATF-related bills would solve Iran’s problems, but rejecting the bills would allow US to take more measures against the country.


IRGC holds drills West of Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force launched the final stage of large-scale military exercises in the country’s western province of Kurdistan on Sunday.

S Korea needs to adopt an independent policy from that of US

Deputy speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Motahari has called on South Korea to pursue an independent policy from that of the United States and enhance bilateral relations with Iran.

Iranian investors to join Syria reconstruction

Iranian and Syrian merchants, businessmen and investors held a meeting on the sidelines of the Syrian reconstruction expo ‘Imaar 4’ in Damascus on Saturday, discussing the ways to encourage more Iranian companies to get involved in reconstructing Syria.

Putin, Modi emphasize importance of full implementation of Iran nuclear deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a joint statement emphasized the importance of fully and effectively implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran’s nuclear program.


Iran able to enhance gas exports: CEO

The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) CEO, Hamid Reza Araghi, said the country was able to enhance its gas exports to the neighboring countries as well as other potential customers.


Ancient Iranian relic unveiled in Tehran

The ancient Iranian relic that was planned to be sold in an auction in New York for $2.5 m and was returned to Iran with legal follow-ups, was unveiled in National Museum of Iran on Sunday.

Iran’s $ 2 billion lawsuit against US to be pursued in Hague Monday

The Hague Tribunal, on Monday, hears Iran’s complaint against the United States for violating Friendship Treaty through the expropriation of Iran’s Central Bank property.