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Anti-Money-Laundering Watchdog Gives Iran Until June to Tighten Rules

Tehran has passed some legal changes addressing money laundering and terrorism financing, but the bills haven’t come into force. A global anti-money-laundering watchdog again extended a deadline for Iran to complete legal changes. This time it came with a warning.

The Financial Action Task Force, a Paris-based body that sets standards for anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism financing rules, said Friday it would require increased supervisory exams for financial institutions in Iran if the nation doesn’t enact the necessary measures by June.

Observers have closely watched the FATF’s statements on Iran, especially since 2016, when the organization began suspending some of its restrictions as Tehran promised to overhaul its laws.(Suite).

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