Hannah Kaviani spoke to Matthew Spivack who is a certified anti-money laundering specialist and has focused on financial crime issues throughout a 16-year career, including in a role with the U.S. Justice Department.
Hannah spoke to him about Iran and the situation with FATF[Financial Action Task Force].
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a G7 initiative to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, has placed Iran beside North Korea for nearly two decades at the top of the list of countries with the highest economic and financial risks. This has brought tough banking restrictions on Iran, which can be eased if the country joins the UN convention and accepts other reforms demanded by FATF.
[Hannah Kaviani] What can we expect when the FATF holds its plenary session with respect to its decision on Iran?
[Hannah Kaviani] Can you imagine the extension of the status quo in regards with Iran ?
[Hannah Kaviani] What do you think about Khamenei's opposition to joining anti-corruption conventions?
[Hannah Kaviani]If Iran enacted laws that are similar to the conventions that are required, would that satisfy the international community?