Report on the meeting of introducing the new system to collect Suspicious Transactions Reports, as well as comprehensive project management on Anti- Money laundering, and delivering the username and password, dated 2011.11.27
Following written invitations of anti-money laundering authorities of the Central Bank and the designated financial institutions, a meeting was held on 2011.11.27. The meeting centered on introducing the new system for Gathering Suspicious Transactions Reports as well as the comprehensive project management on anti-money Laundering, and the deliverance of the usernames and passwords. Representatives of the High Council on Anti-Money Laundering, the FIU, and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance attended the meeting. Pursuant to previous arrangements, anti-money laundering authorities of banks and financial institutions, IT experts, and users of the Suspicious Transaction Report Gathering System also attended the meeting. In total, 70 persons from the Central Bank, other banks and credit institutions participated in this meeting.
Mr. Abolhasani, the secretary of High Council on Anti- Money Laundering, as a first speaker, expressed the importance of combating money laundering in financial systems of the world and the region, and also the considerable success Iran has achieved in this area. He, quoting from relevant authorities of the international organizations, introduced Islamic Republic of Iran as a leading country in the region in terms of both combating money laundering and the existing infrastructures and activities in the country.
Following Mr. Abolhasani’s speech, Mr. Ahmadabadi, the head of the FIU, referred to the need for technical improvements and the use of modern technology for combating money laundering. He pointed out that the new STR Gathering System has technically been progressed. While showing a Demo of the New System, he described the overall structure of this system hardware and software and stated that the communication infrastructure of the mentioned system works via MPLS lines. Moreover, he noted that the software is a very advanced one and has the potential to send the reports promptly. Then, he described the AML comprehensive project management structure and declared that the tasks assigned, in the form of Directives applying on the Central bank and all financial institutions, will be monitored online in this way. After that, Mr. Gholami, minister's consultant and head of Renovation and Administrative Development Center, explained the infrastructure and steps taken by this Center in order to promote macro objectives and proper implementation of AML Law and its regulations, including establishing a secure MPLS network between the ministry and all banks, insurance companies, stock exchange organizations, and other designated persons. He also explained the project management plan.
Afterwards, there was a question and answer session, and technical questions were raised and dealt with regarding the new system, which collects Suspicious Transactions reports, and the AML comprehensive project management.
At the end, the usernames and passwords for getting access the system of gathering Suspicious Transactions Reports and the AML comprehensive project management were delivered to the representatives of the financial institutions.