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An international money laundering watchdog says member states should pay “special attention” to financial transactions with North Korea.
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force last week reaffirmed its earlier decision to put the community country on its watch list because of North Korea’s “failure to address the significant deficiencies in its anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism,” the task force said in a public statement released on its website. It said that failure poses “serious threat … to the integrity of the international financial system.”
The task force had a plenary meeting last week in Brisbane, Australia.
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