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Iran’s parliament votes to join global convention to cut off terror financing

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(7 Oct 2018) Iran's parliament voted Sunday to join a global convention to cut off terror financing, hoping to avoid further international sanctions as the 2015 nuclear accord unravels. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said 143 out of 268 lawmakers voted to join the "Combating the Financing of Terrorism," or CFT. The bill must be ratified by the Guardian Council, a constitutional authority, to become a law. Iran has long provided support to the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group as well as Palestinian armed groups, which Western countries view as terrorist organisations. Joining the CFT is unlikely to prevent Iran from continuing to support such groups. President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the nuclear deal with world powers in May and has vowed to ramp up sanctions unless Iran dramatically changes its policies, including halting its support for regional militant groups. By joining the CFT, Iran would be required to comply with some ideas offered by the Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental organisation that targets money laundering around the world. After the September 11 attacks, the body increasingly offered ideas on how to combat terror funding. Hard-liners in Iran opposed the bill, saying it would erode the country's sovereignty, and hundreds of hard-line students protested against the bill outside parliament on Sunday. Others saw the bill as a positive gesture toward European countries as they try to salvage the nuclear accord. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called Sunday's vote an "historic decision" that would make it easier for Russia and China - which also signed the nuclear accord - to continue doing business with Iran as the US restores sanctions. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b03c6b359d9be9ec388ff28a5e9a2f66
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Anti Iran!!!
Ali Razi (5 days ago)
Why These fucking duchbags are representing one of the oldest civilization and one of the greatest nations on the planet

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