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Bank Mellat Unveils AML/CFT Systems

Two information systems aimed at implementing standards pertaining to anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism required by the Financial Action Task Force have been unveiled at Bank Mellat with the help of the Ministry of Economic and Finance Affairs and the Central Bank of Iran. “Bank Mellat is responsible for 20% of all financial transactions of the country while at least 34% of the non-physical transactions of the banking system go through the bank,” Hadi Akhlaqi, the lender’s chief executive, was quoted as saying at the unveiling ceremony by the official news portal of the bank. The event was also attended by Meysam Ahmadabadi who heads the ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit, and Farid Kian, the central bank’s head of AML department.