This decision was made after repeated warnings over three years, in which the FATF called on Iran to accede to the convention on combating the funding of terrorism.
The organization’s statement said that Iran has not taken sufficient measures to criminalize the financing of terrorism, to ensure the transparency of bank transfers or to freeze the terrorist assets against which UN sanctions are directed. At the same time, the FATF left Iran the opportunity to rectify the situation.
Tehran has already responded by calling the FATF decision politically motivated. Head of the country's central bank assured the Iranians that this decision would not affect Iran’s foreign trade and the stability of the local currency.
Pakistan, meanwhile, was given a respite until June 2020 to implement the necessary measures.
As we reported before, the black box of the Ukrainian plane PS752 downed on January 8, 2020, in Iran is heavily damaged and it is impossible to retrieve the information from it.
The authorities asked the defense industry sector to assist in the repair of the black box and restoration of the information.