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Iran: Hardliners push back against money laundering bill

Conservatives are trying to claim some scalps among their political opponents as a battle to clamp down on money laundering continues to build momentum. Among those in the firing line are foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Majlis-e Shura-ye Eslami (parliament) speaker Ali Larijani. Iran is under pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to pass a comprehensive set of rules to curb money laundering and financing of terrorist groups by February.

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