Iranian bodies form committee to discuss CFT

MNA – Iranian Parliament, the Guardian Council, and the administration have formed a consultative committee to confer on Iran’s accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT), said Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi on Wednesday.

Iranian administration has studied different aspects of this accession and it is trying to eliminate concerns of other national bodies in this regard, she noted, adding that resolving the ambiguities of this issue is among duties and missions of the administration.

She went on to say that if countries cannot enjoy CFT’s advantages in any circumstances, they can always withdraw from it by releasing a statement.

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.

Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is going to address the bill and its faults one by one, said the Chairman of the commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh on November 11.