Lar­i­jani Claims Leader Not Against CFT Ex­am­i­na­tion

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TEHRAN – Ma­jlis Speaker Ali Lar­i­jani said Leader of Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion Ay­a­tol­lah Khamenei had said in a let­ter that he was not against the le­gal pro­ce­dure of re­view­ing the CFT bill in the Par­lia­ment.

Dur­ing a Par­lia­ment ses­sion on Wed­nes­day, law­mak­ers passed the amend­ment bill on Iran’s ac­ces­sion to the con­ven­tion against the fund­ing of ter­ror­ism (CFT) with 125 votes in fa­vor, 59 against, and 6 in ab­sten­tion.

The bill had been rat­i­fied in the Par­lia­ment in early Oc­to­ber, but re­jected by the Guardian Coun­cil on Novem­ber 4 due to some flaws that the Coun­cil had found to be am­bigu­ous or against the coun­try’s Shari’ah and the Con­sti­tu­tional law.

Fol­low­ing a re­mark by MP Hos­seinali Haji Deli­gani that Leader of Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion was against Iran’s ac­ces­sion to the CFT bill, cit­ing Ay­a­tol­lah Khamenei’s ear­lier re­marks back in June that con­ven­tions are “cooked up by one party” while other mem­ber states have no say in them, Par­lia­ment Speaker Ali Lar­i­jani said the Leader had not been against the le­gal pro­ce­dure of re­view­ing the CFT bill in the Par­lia­ment.

Lar­i­jani main­tained that fol­low­ing the Leader’s re­marks, the Par­lia­ment stopped the pro­ce­dure on re­view­ing the bill. How­ever, in sep­a­rate let­ters penned by the Min­istry of Econ­omy, the Cen­tral bank of Iran, and Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs, it was noted that re­ject­ing the CFT would bring fur­ther sanc­tions on Iran.

Lar­i­jani added that the Leader had writ­ten in a let­ter that he meant con­ven­tions in its gen­eral sense and not ex­clu­sively the CFT bill, say­ing he was not against the le­gal pro­ce­dure of re­view­ing the bill in the Par­lia­ment.

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