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Pakistan, Iran and the Financial Fight Against Terrorism

Jul 13, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
The Financial Action Task Force, banking and other financial leaders gather during a May 2017 meeting of G-7 finance ministers in Bari, Italy.

The Financial Action Task Force, banking and other financial leaders gather during a May 2017 meeting of G-7 finance ministers in Bari, Italy. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force, established to fight money laundering and terrorism, recently declared Pakistan's reform efforts on the matter inadequate while it gave Iran more time to meet its guidelines.

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The Financial Action Task Force is a 37-member intergovernmental organization that focuses on setting global standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing. Headquartered in Paris, it holds three plenary sessions a year – in February, June and October. During its latest meeting, the FATF added Pakistan to its "gray list" while it continued to suspend countermeasures on Iran....

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