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Financial Action Task Force: Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published these recommendations on terrorist financing in October 2001. The report states, "Recognising the vital importance of taking action to combat the financing of terrorism, the FATF has agreed these Recommendations, which, when combined with the FATF Forty Recommendations on money laundering, set out".

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Financial Action Task Force: Forty Recommendations

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its "Forty Recommendations" document in October 2003. The recommendations "now apply not only to money laundering but also to terrorist financing, and when combined with the Eight Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing provide an enhanced, comprehensive and consistent framework of measures for combating money laundering and terrorist financing. "

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Tackling Terrorist Financing

Speaker: David Cohen
Presider: Celina B. Realuyo

David Cohen, assistant secretary of treasury for terrorist financing, outlines the U.S. government's greatest challenges and priorities in disrupting terrorist financing, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Tackling Terrorist Financing

Speaker: David Cohen
Presider: Celina B. Realuyo

Watch David Cohen, assistant secretary of treasury for terrorist financing, outline the U.S. government's greatest challenges and priorities in disrupting terrorist financing, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Financial Action Task Force

Since its creation in 1989, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has worked to ensure that its 40+9 Recommendations are recognized globally as the international standards for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The work of the FATF, covering more than 170 jurisdictions, has had a significant impact on the global detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, and is critical to the implementation of more robust AML/CFT regimes around the world.

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CRS: Saudi Arabia: Terrorist Financing Issues

Authors: Christopher M. Blanchard and Alfred B. Prados

This CRS report for Congress reviews allegations of Saudi involvement in terrorist financing together with Saudi rebuttals, discusses the question of Saudi support for Palestinian organizations and religious charities and schools abroad, discusses recent steps taken by Saudi Arabia to counter terrorist financing (many in conjunction with the United States), and suggests some implications of recent Saudi actions for the war on terrorism.

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