TEHRAN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expressed support for parliament's approval of a bill on the UN convention of combating the financing of terrorism (CFT).
The parliament's move will abort the U.S. attempts to impose sanction pressures on the Islamic republic, the ministry said in a statement.
Iranian lawmakers on Sunday approved the bill on Iran's accession to the CFT standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and threats to the integrity of the international financial system.
The United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and their allies have made efforts to put Iran back to the FATF's blacklist, the statement noted.
The FATF has set this October as the deadline for Iran to complete reforms, which would "bring it in line with global norms or (make it) face consequences."