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EU drops Iraq from List of High-Risk Countries for Money Laundering

By John Lee. The European Union's Ambassador to Iraq has announced that Iraq has been removed from its list of countries deemed to carry a high risk of money laundering. Following a meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Sunday, Ville Varjola tweeted: "Bringing the good news today to HE Prime Minister Mustafa […]

Iraq no longer subject to FATF Monitoring

By John Lee. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has congratulated Iraq for the significant progress made in addressing the strategic deficiencies in the areas of anti money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) identified earlier by the FATF and included in its action plan. Iraq will no longer be subject to […]

Iraq "Not Making Sufficient Progress" on Money Laundering

By John Lee. As part of its on-going review of compliance with anti-money-laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) standards, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has singled out Iraq as a "jurisdiction not making sufficient progress." In a statement, the FATF has said: "Despite Iraq’s high-level political commitment to work with the FATF and MENAFATF […]