Nov 13, 2019 12:27 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 22, 2020 13:52 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - Abbasali Kadkhodaie, the spokesman for the Guardian Council, concerning the Palermo bill said the Council has done its job at the time the bill was sent to us.

Iran Press/Iran news: "We have investigated the shortcomings and defects in the Palermo bill, these have been fixed so our job is complete," he said in a news conference on Wednesday. 

Kadkhodaie added: "The Expediency Council had some comments on Palermo and we have announced our points of view to the Parliament," Iran Press reported.

"The procedure of dealing in the Expediency Council has nothing to do with the Guardian Council, and you should ask the Expediency Council about it. Palermo has been in that body for a long time, and the Guardian Council has no task on the issue anymore. Of course, what is being announced by the council about Palermo is definitely right," the spokesman concluded.

One of the actions Iran is required to take to appease the FATF is joining the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), which is also called the Palermo Convention, a 2000 United Nations-sponsored multilateral treaty against transnational organized crime. 101/211/207

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