Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on Wed. called on Parliament to pass domestic laws on money laundering and combating terrorism instead of signing up to international conventions.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on Wed. called on Parliament to pass domestic laws on money laundering and combating terrorism instead of signing up to international conventions.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with the chairman, representatives, and a group of staff members from the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday.
“These international agreements called conventions are in fact cooked up by one party; member states to these conventions have no say in them, whatsoever,” the Iranian Leader stressed.
His comments come as the Parliament has been divided on Iran’s accession to the Convention for the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism – an FATF bill that would help Iran get off the blacklist of the global money laundering watchdog, but may impose limitations on the country.
“Major powers define these conventions to suit their own interests, while other countries, whether in approval or fear, pass them as their own domestic laws,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. “If an independent government like the Islamic Republic refuses to sign up, it will come under attack and criticism that 150 countries have already joined, so why don’t you?”
“The solution to this problem is that the Parliament needs to pass its own laws, on combating money laundering or terrorism, for example,” he added.
“There is no need to accept things for some of their positive aspects when we do not know where they are leading, and when we do know that they have some flaws,” he stressed.
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