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Under US pressure, Iran passes anti-terror financing bill

Iran has passed a law against terrorist financing in order to maintain international economic ties with partners, as the U.S. increases economic pressure and sanctions removed under the Nuclear Deal return. The law is an attempt to satisfy the October 2018 deadline for increased regulations against terror financing given to the country by the Financial Action Task Force. The U.S. continues to pressure countries around the world to sanction Iran, and proponents hope that this law will help “smooth the path for Iran’s increased financial transactions with the rest of the world, help remove the country from investment blacklists – as it faces US sanctions – and will foil enemy pots to use the allegation of supporting terrorism as a pretext to put pressure on Tehran,” according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. 

Source: Under US pressure, Iran passes anti-terror financing bill | Asia Times

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