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Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

TEHRAN: Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging the nuclear deal with European and Asian partners. The bill, one of four put forward by the government to meet demands set by the international Financial Action Task Force (FATF), was passed by 143 votes to 120, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. It aims to bring Iran's laws in line with international standards and allows it to join the UN Terrorism…