MNA – Chairman of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said the Parliament will address next Sunday the 22 flaws in the bill on Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT) as pointed out by the Guardian Council.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has invited all CFT-relevant bodies in favor or against the bill, as well as a representative from the Guardian Council, to take part in a session on November 18 to exchange views on the flaws that the Guardian Council has pointed out about the bill on Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT).
Iran’s Parliament ratified the bill in early October, as part of efforts to oblige the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to remove the country from its blacklist, and submitted it to the Guardian Council for further consideration. The Council rejected the bill on November 4, on the basis of having found a series of faults with it, which, according to its spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei, were either ambiguous or ran counter to the country’s Shari’ah and the Constitutional law.
Falahatpisheh maintained that the Guardian Council’s general view on the bill is that the faults are too many, and assumed to be unamendable, therefore the bill has been branded as against Iran’s national interests and security.
In spite of that, the Commission will still address the faults next Sunday, he said, adding that the bill will be handed over to the board of directors if there is a final conclusion on it.
He said that all 22 flaws will be addressed one by one, which may extend the review session to a few days.
He added that there are various possibilities regarding the final fate of the bill, including its rejection, or amendment of some flaws and insistence on letting some of the issues remain.