Press Shia – The revered source of emulation stressed that the FATF is a conspiracy to prevent ‎the progress of the Islamic system and Islam and advised the representatives to be ‎sensitive to national interests and not to allow the repetition of the bitter experience of the ‎JCPOA.‎

Press Shia Agency – Speaking during his jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah ‎Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani responded to the pursual of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ‎by the Islamic Consultative Assembly and the attempts to accept this convention, saying, ‎‎“The FATF was a Zionist, Arab and Western convention and this sinister triangle is in front of ‎us in order to harm Iran.”‎

 

The revered source of emulation added that this convention has several articles and the ‎enemies want to force Iran to accept the convention on the pretext of fighting and ‎preventing terrorism, while they themselves are the source of terrorism and support the ‎terrorists in the world.‎

 

He warned about the consequences of the acceptance of the FATF, saying, “Through this ‎convention, they want to give authority to those who strongly oppose Iran and ally ‎themselves with the Zionist regime.”‎

 

Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani considered the examples of terrorism as based on the Western ‎perspective as apart from the examples of the Islamic Republic of Iran and added, ‎‎“According to the FATF, the child-murdering and criminal Zionist and Saudi regimes have ‎committed many crimes which aren’t considered terrorism but they consider Hezbollah, the ‎Islamic Resistance Axis and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as terrorists and ‎want to limit them.”‎

 

Emphasizing that the FATF is a conspiracy and a plot to prevent the progress of Iran’s ‎Islamic system of government and Islam, the teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom urged ‎the Islamic Consultative Assembly to make decisions with vigilance and on the basis of the ‎country’s national interests and not to allow the bitter experience of the Joint Comprehensive ‎Plan of Action (JCPOA) to be repeated again.‎

 

He said that some institutions and apparatus such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are in ‎favour of the convention and have called for its approval but they must be vigilant and pay ‎attention to the enemies’ plots and added, “The Islamic Seminary must be awake and we ‎declare that we oppose the FATF with all our strength and this convention must not be ‎signed.”‎

 

Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani also called for the Islamic Seminary and for seminarians to give ‎attention to social and political issues and stressed, “The Islamic Revolution was established ‎on the basis of Islam and the Islamic Seminary and seminarians are the harbingers of Islam, ‎therefore, they cannot be indifferent.”‎

 

The FATF assesses countries’ compliance with recommendations to combat money ‎laundering and financing terrorism.‎

 

The Europeans are pressuring Iran to join FATF, saying that its banking system could ‎become thoroughly isolated from the global financial system if it did not.‎

 

Opponents of the FATF say its approval could entangle Iran in endless disputes followed by ‎international sanctions.‎

 

Press Shia News Agency

 

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