Iran to Join Int’l Counter-Ter­ror­ism Con­ven­tion

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TEHRAN - Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani has pre­sented a bill to the par­lia­ment which, if ap­proved, al­lows the gov­ern­ment to join In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion for the Sup­pres­sion of the Fi­nanc­ing of Ter­ror­ism (ICSFT).

The idea to draft the bill was ini­ti­ated by Iran’s for­eign min­istry and ap­proved by the cab­i­net on Oc­to­ber 29, a Farsi re­port by the Ira­nian gov­ern­ment’s of­fi­cial web­site said.

In the bill submitted to the Par­lia­ment, the gov­ern­ment says that the ICSFT is a doc­u­ment de­vel­oped by the United Na­tions with the aim of pre­vent­ing any form of fi­nan­cial sup­port to ter­ror­ist groups.

“The Is­lamic Repub­lic of Iran has al­ways been the main tar­get of ter­ror­ist groups since the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion in 1979,” the gov­ern­ment said in the bill’s text, stress­ing that the coun­try has con­demned ter­ror­ist at­tacks wher­ever and in what­ever form they hap­pen.

The bill has been pre­sented to the Par­lia­ment given the grow­ing threat of ter­ror­ism, ac­cord­ing to the text re­leased by the gov­ern­ment.

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