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Iran: Battle continues over money laundering bills

Opposition to the idea of signing up to a set of requirements from the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) appears to be hardening, after the Assembly of Experts issued a statement on 13 March in which it said that meeting the FATF recommendations would be a “strategic mistake”. It is unusual for the hardline-dominated Assembly of Experts to issue a statement on government policy – its formal role is to appoint the Rahbar (supreme leader).

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