Senior UN official hails Iran’s Anti-Money Laundering measures
The Head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov expressed his satisfaction over anti-money laundering measures taken by Iran in recent years.
In a meeting with Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance here in Tehran, UNODC Executive Director underlined Iran’s effective measures taken to fight against money laundering.
“Effective measures taken by Islamic Republic of Iran in fight against money-laundering and related crimes deserve the acknowledgement of the international community,” Fedotov told the reporters.
He also expressed gratitude for Iran’s 100-thousand-dollar donation to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Country Programme for the I.R. of Iran in the field of Crime, Justice and Corruption and pointed out that Iran has become a donor to UNODC along with other important countries.
Asked about the reason why Western governments accuse Iran of money-laundering, UNODC Executive Director said, “We do not take these accusations seriously and what matters to us is the anti-money laundering measures taken by Iran which have been quite effective.”
Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Shamseddin Hosseini underlined the anti-money laundering efforts made by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as the only internationally-recognised institution in fight against money laundering and related crimes.
Hosseini expressed Iran’s readiness to cooperate with international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to combat money-laundering across the world.
“Iran is ready to share its expertise in fight against money-laundering and related crimes with any country that the United Nations demands,” said the Head of Iran’s High Council on Anti-Money Laundering.
He also called for further attention to be paid by international community and institutions to Iran’s anti-money laundering efforts