Global watchdog places Iran on terrorism financing blacklist | Malay Mail
PARIS, Feb 21 — The global dirty money watchdog placed Iran on its blacklist today after it failed to comply with international anti- terrorism financing norms, a move that will deepen the country’s isolation from financial markets. The decision came after more than three years of warnings from...
PARIS, Feb 21 — The global dirty money watchdog placed Iran on its blacklist today after it failed to comply with international anti-terrorism financing norms, a move that will deepen the country’s isolation from financial markets. The decision came after more than three years of warnings from the Paris-based Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) urging the Islamic Republic to either enact terrorist financing conventions or see its reprieve from the blacklist lifted and some counter-measures imposed.
“The consequence of (Iran’s) inaction is higher costs of borrowing and isolation from the financial system,” a Western diplomat told Reuters.Foreign businesses say Iran’s compliance with FATF rules is essential if it wants to attract investors, especially since the United States reimposed sanctions on Tehran in 2018 after quitting a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and other big powers.
“The United States was pushing for the toughest position (by FATF), while other countries like China and Russia preferred something more flexible,” said a European official. “The Europeans were looking for something in between.”Iran’s action plan to meet with the FATF requirements, implemented in 2016, expired in January 2018.
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Covid-19: Kuwait Airways gantung penerbangan keluar masuk Iran | The Malaysian Insight
Iran reports 2 more deaths among 13 new coronavirus casesThis brings the total number of deaths to 4, infections to 18. FMTNews Iran
Covid-19 spreads in Middle East as Iran deaths rise to 4BAGHDAD: New Covid-19 coronavirus cases surged across the Middle East on Friday, after a rapid spread in Iran, where authorities say the death toll from the virus has hit four, prompting alarm and travel bans.
3 new coronavirus cases in Iran after 2 deaths | The Malaysian InsightTwo of new cases also in Qom and the other in Arak, south of the city.
Covid-19: Kuwait Airways gantung penerbangan keluar, masuk dari IranMedia melaporkan 2 penduduk Qom meninggal dunia akibat jangkitan Covid-19 dan mereka didapati tidak langsung berhubung dengan warga China. FMTNews KuwaitAirways So bagai mana pula mereka boleh terkena dgn jangkitan wabak COVID 19. WHO harus membuat penyelidikan tentang hal ini