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FATF President...
Mr. Marshall Billingslea of the United States assumed the position of President of the FATF on 1 July 2018.
Mr. Billingslea serves as the US Department of the Treasuryís Assistant Secretary heading the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. In this role he is responsible for policy development and international engagement pertaining to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.


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Iranís state arbitration body has approved a bill to amend Iranís anti-money laundering law in compliance with the Financial Action Task Force guidelines, pushing Iran closer to meeting the requirements for getting out of the global standard setterís black list. Gholamreza Mesbahi Moqaddam, a member of the Expediency Council, told Fars News Agency on Saturday the body had accepted the parliamentís view on some cases and admitted GCís stance in the others. The council is in charge of settling differences between the parliament and the GC, the legislative watchdog. The member said the bill will be sent to Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani to be submitted to the government. Iranís accession to the FATF Iranís accession to the G7-created FATF has faced obstacles in recent months, mainly over concerns among some officials that the move could endanger Iranís national security interests. This is while proponents of the FATF accession say the measure would smooth the path for Iranís increased financial transactions with the world and allow Iranian financial sector to function more easily in the international economy. Out of four parliamentary bills required for Iranís accession to the global anti-money laundering body, only the first one has so far went into effect and the fate of other three were in limbo.

Yes, I did promise a new thread for the New year, but this just fit too well with an item from the end of last year. True Power (FATF). So you can get with that, or you can get this...

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranís central bank has proposed slashing four zeros from the rial, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, after the currency plunged in a year marked by an economic crisis fuelled by U.S. sanctions.
your choice guys, your neighbor Iraq has already decided.

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