Feb 16, 2019, 11:19 AM
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Iran Expediency Council begins re-discussing Palermo Convention

Tehran, Feb 16, IRNA – Iran's Expediency Council has started discussions regarding the bill on the country's accession to Palermo Convention on Saturday.

The Council is slated to decide on Palermo bill during this session, which was also discussed on January 26.

The bill also was reviewed by the Council’s political, security, legal and judicial commissions previously, but it was not endorsed by the body.

Earlier, Council member Hojatoleslam Majid Ansari, had told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that the council is slated to decide on Palermo bill during the Feb 16 session.

Meanwhile, Seyed Mohammad Sadr, another Expediency Council member, has also told IRNA that ratification of the bill in the Council's next session is more likely than the previous session.

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 (Parliament), 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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