Iranian central bank imposes AML controls on lenders

The Central Bank of Iran
The Central Bank of Iran
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Iran’s central bank has imposed anti-money laundering (AML) measures on all the country’s commercial banks, after government hardliners blocked new laws aimed at tightening controls.

The Central Bank of Iran passed an executive bylaw ordering all banks to set up AML monitoring units, the English-language Iranian newspaper the Financial Tribune reported on October 30. A central bank executive bylaw does not need approval by lawmakers.

The country’s government has been threatened with

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