Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam Azadikhah asked, “If Iran joins the CFT, becomes a member or ‎commits to it, what is the main difference between becoming a member and committing to ‎it?”‎

Press Shia – In an exclusive interview with Press Shia News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Ahad Azadikhah, the ‎spokesman for the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, referred to ‎the state of the country and said, “Given the current situation, we see that the accession to ‎the Convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) has the supporters and ‎opponents in the country.”


The Iranian cleric and politician added that the claim of the supporters is that only through ‎commitment to the CFT can the Islamic Republic of Iran continue its monetary and banking ‎transactions internationally and stated, “The question is, the representatives of the ‎supporters of the CFT must clearly tell the people that if Iran joins this convention, becomes ‎a member or commits to it, what is the main difference between becoming a member and ‎committing to it?”‎


Hujjat al-Islam Azadikhah continued, “Firstly, the members of a convention have the right to ‎vote, while countries that merely commit have no right to vote. The fact is that only the 36 ‎countries that originally became parties to this convention have the right to vote and the rest ‎of the countries are not entitled to membership and as a result, by joining it, Iran has only ‎committed itself.”‎


He added, “Given that the blue conditions of the CFT will not be heated for the Iranian ‎people and these colourful and beautiful slogans on economic openness, the opening of the ‎level of credit in banks and the formation of a business that the CFT advocates are the only ‎slogans.”‎


Press Shia News Agency