Council Says Debate on 2 FATF Bills Postponed Due to Covid Restrictions

April 8, 2021
finance & economy

T he Expediency Council on Wednesday cancelled a meeting to discuss two bills demanded by the Financial Action Task Force, the global anti-money laundering watchdog, citing the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Referring to the lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings announced by the National Coronavirus Center, Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the EC said 'the session couldn’t be held virtually due to lack of technical preparedness.'

With many big cities in Iran on red alert and new coronavirus infections and deaths rising, health authorities have urged the people to avoid public and private gatherings. Health officials reported 21,000 new cases and 193 deaths on Wednesday.

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