Iranian MPs to review CFT bill again

IRNA – Iranian MPs will once again discuss the bill on joining of Iran to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention, said Chairman of Iran Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian parliament is to discuss the 20 items questioned by the Guardian Council, Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh told reporters on Sunday.

The Guardian Council has announce that some articles of the bill are against national interests and religius tenets which means that the bill will return to Majlis.

The Guardian Council on Sunday rejected the bill on joining of Iran to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) convention.

CFT bill is against the religious law, the Constitution and is ambiguous, the Guardian Council spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaie said in a Twitter message on Sunday.

The CFT bill is one of the four FATF bills which include reforms in the money-laundering rules, change in the funding terrorism law and the joining of the country to the Palermo Convention.

On October 7, the Iranian lawmakers voted 143 in favor of the CFT bill, approved it and sent it to the Guardian Council for final approval.