Financial Action Task Force (FATF)


  • FATF Yesterday 20:43

    University professor argues joining FATF will narrow down pressure on Iran

    TEHRAN – A university professor has opined that the core of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is monetary transparency, so joining to the body will remarkably slow down international pressure on Iran. 

  • khamenei 2019-03-15 20:06

    U.S. to suffer heaviest defeat in history: Ayatollah Khamenei

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that Washington has imposed the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran, however, the U.S. will suffer “heaviest defeat in history”.

  • FATF 2019-02-26 20:45

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Contentious case of FATF membership

    The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday extended the suspension of countermeasures against Iran for another four months, until June, recognizing the country's efforts in meeting its Action Plan.

  • Official warns of ambiguities in FATF 2019-02-24 21:53

    Official warns of ambiguities in FATF

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, said on Saturday there are many ambiguities surrounding the FATF, the Financial Action Task Force.

  • From left, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas launch the long-awaited special vehicle for Iran trade in Bucharest, Romania, on Jan. 31. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images) 2019-02-01 22:13

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    SPV: A European mechanism to struggle U.S., gain economic autonomy

    In their joint statement on that last day of January, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt introduced the SPV (a special purpose vehicle) also called INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges), the financial mechanism which enables Iran to keep doing business with the rest of the world despite the draconian financial sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

  • Saudi Arabia blacklisted for posing threat to EU 2019-01-27 15:10

    Saudi Arabia blacklisted for posing threat to EU

    Saudi Arabia has reportedly been included in an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc due to their alleged lax control on money laundering and terrorism financing.

  • fatf 2018-10-20 19:47

    Iran urges FATF to focus on technical reports

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should focus on technical reports and avoid any political motivations.

  • FATF is a colonial contract: grand ayatollah 2018-06-28 12:36

    FATF is a colonial contract: grand ayatollah

    TEHRAN – Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has denounced the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as a “colonial contract” with the aim of infiltrating economies of the signatories, saying it is in contradiction with Islamic laws.

  • FATF 2018-06-28 12:21

    Pakistan seeks to avoid gray list as FATF meetings start this week

    Ahead of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) joint plenary in Paris this week, Pakistan is preparing a strong defense to avoid being on the international financial watchdog’s gray list of “jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies”.

  • حمید بعیدی نژاد 2017-06-24 20:35

    Envoy: Money laundering body’s decision on Iran guarantees banking ties 

    TEHRAN – The Financial Action Task Force’s decision to suspend counter-measures against Iran “guarantees” stronger financial and backing ties with the country, Tehran’s Ambassador to London said on Friday. 

  • Economy 2017-05-14 20:43

    By: Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Rouhani’s economic legacy

    The presidential election is scheduled for Friday in Iran. If the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani loses the bid for re-election, the next president will take office in less than three months. In that case, what economic achievements will the next president inherit from Rouhani?