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Iran General speaks out against FATF

By INU Staff

INU- A high-ranking general has become the latest in a series of Iranian officials, mostly linked to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction, to speak out against Iran joining the international body combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Iran Regime Divided Over Bill to Combat Terror Financing

By Poorang Novak

The Iranian Regime is deeply divided over financial transparency bills to combat terrorism financing and prevent money laundering that the country needs to pass in order to improve Iran’s global financial status.

On Sunday, the Iranian parliament made minor amendments to the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) bill, which they had already passed, to address the 22 problems raised by the Guardian Council and sent it to the Expediency Council for final approval. However, the Expediency Council, which is supposed to resolve conflicts between the Parliament and the Guardian Council, did not see fit to pass it and instead referred the bill to specialised commissions.

Ahmadinejad’s New Letter to Khamenei

By INU Staff

INU- Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the heads of all three branches of government a “gang,” in his most recent letter to the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader. He also accuses them of abusing their power to imprison his allies.

Rouhani Reveals Deep Rifts in Regime

By INU Staff

INU- Severe rifts at the very top of the Iranian Regime have been revealed in President Hassan Rouhani's comments at commemorations in Tehran on January 9 and 10 to mark the second anniversary of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death.

Rouhani addressed two issues likely to irritate Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei; one regarding who would replace Khamenei after his death and the other about how Rafsanjani helped Khamenei rise to power in the first place.

Iran MP warns Regime on brink of collapse

By INU Staff

INU- One Iranian lawmaker has predicted that the Regime could be on the verge of collapse, according to Radio Free Europe, thanks to the “unnecessary costs” and bad priorities of its foreign policy, even using the failure of the Soviet Union as an example.

Zarif’s “We Will Survive”

By INU Staff

INU- A post from the Hassan Rouhani administration's Twitter page, which features a picture of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif carrying the slogan "We shall survive", has elicited much criticism inside Iran.

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