Jan 26, 2019, 1:59 PM
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Voting on Palermo Convention in Expediency Council adjourned: MP

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – Bill on Iran’s accession to Palermo Convention was on Expediency Council’s agenda on Saturday, but the Council decided to postpone voting until later, chairman of the Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission announced.

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh made the remarks in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

About a week ago, Falahatpisheh had said that the Expediency Council would issue its final decision on the country's joining Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Palermo Conventions within maximum 30 days.

Earlier, security and legal commissions of the Expediency Council reviewed bill on Iran’s joining the Palermo Convention, but they did not approve it and sent the bill back to the Council.

The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25 of 15 November 2000 opened for signature by Member States at a High-level Political Conference convened for that purpose in Palermo, Italy, on 12-15 December 2000 and entered into force on 29 September 2003.

CFT and Palermo are two out of four Financial Action Task Force (FATF) bills which are being reviewed in Iran’s Majlis, Guardian Council and Expediency Council as the intergovernmental organization of FATF based in Paris, France, has given Tehran a four-month deadline until February to complete reforms.

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