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Anti-terror financing group warns on Iran

An international anti-money-laundering coalition once again warned its members about dealing with Iran.

The Financial Action Task Force “is particularly concerned that the lack of corresponding effort by Iran to address the risk of terrorist financing continues to pose a serious threat to the integrity of the international financial system,” said a statement issued Thursday. “Urgent action to address this vulnerability is necessary. The FATF calls on its members, and urges all jurisdictions, to strengthen preventive measures to protect their financial sectors from this risk.”

The statement, the second such warning, also welcomed “Iran’s recent engagement with the international community on anti-money laundering, notes the initial steps taken towards remedying the deficiencies in this area, and urges Iran to address the remaining weaknesses.”

The FATF is a 34-member coalition established in 1989 that combats money laundering and terrorist financing. Its members include the United States, major European nations, Russia and China.

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