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Banks Will Help Ensure Iran Keeps Promises On Nukes

| Sep. 29, 2015

Aaron Arnold, Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center, and Nikos Passas, Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, argue in The Conversation that Iran's reintegration into the global financial system may in fact make it easier, not more difficult, to monitor Iranian financial activities for illicit transactions. They point to the fact that banks can monitor transactions for entities designated as involved in terrorist or weapons of mass destruction activities by the U.S. Treasury. They also suggest that Iran may adopt stricter money laundering standards in order to increase economic integration. While challenges remain, they suggest that building a public-private partnership between banks and regulators will ensure that Iran will be caught in any illicit financial actions after the nuclear deal.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation: Passas, Nikos and Aaron Arnold.Banks Will Help Ensure Iran Keeps Promises On Nukes.” Iran Matters, September 29, 2015, https://nuclearsecuritymatters.belfercenter.org/publication/banks-will-help-ensure-iran-keeps-promises-nukes.

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