MOSCOW, 4 February. Heads of financial intelligence services of Russia, Iraq, Iran and Syria agreed on joint suppression of the financing is prohibited in the Russian Federation the international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG).
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As reported in the press service of the Federal service for financial monitoring (Rosfinmonitoring), yesterday in Moscow was held a meeting of heads of financial intelligence units in Iraq, Iran and Syria, devoted to strengthening cooperation in combating the financing of terrorism.
“Our country is directly linked with the events surrounding the “Islamic state”, therefore, in the current difficult moment vividly traces the demand for the joint mechanisms aimed at combating a common evil” – said at the meeting, the Director of Rosfinmonitoring Yuri Chikhanchin.
We understand that dealing with the terrorist threat and to help millions of people lost their homes, it is possible only by the combined efforts of the entire international community
the President of the Russian Federation
The meeting participants appreciated the efforts of Russia to identify the funding channels of the IG. In addition, the subject of discussion was the format and interaction of financial intelligence units of the Russian Federation, Iraq, Iran and Syria.
The outcome of the meeting was the signing of agreements on cooperation between Rosfinmonitoring and the Committee for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism, Syria and the center of the financial intelligence and anti money laundering of the Ministry of economy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).
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On 18 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree “On Interdepartmental Commission on counteraction to financing of terrorism”, reports a press-service of the Kremlin.
According to the presidential decree, the interdepartmental Commission on counteraction to financing of terrorism are directed at the disposal of the Federal authorities and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation containing information about the possible involvement of the organization or the individual in terrorist activities (including terrorist financing), and also contains such data treatment of the competent authorities of foreign States, submitted to Federal service for financial monitoring.
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Transmission of information is carried out for possible freezing of funds or other property of legal or natural persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities, if there is no reason for their inclusion in the list of organizations and physical persons concerning which there is information about their involvement in extremist activity or terrorism.
The prosecution authorities of the Russian Federation, Central Bank, public authorities of regions and local self-government and other state bodies and organizations are recommended to send to the Commission “available to them the materials containing information about the possible involvement of organizations or individuals in terrorist activities (including terrorist financing)”.