• Sun / 13 August 2017 / 11:35
  • Category: Politics
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In a reaction to new US sanction

Iran Parliament passes anti-US bill

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Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at confronting the U.S. support for terrorism and adventurism in the region.

The bill secured 240 yes votes and one abstention.

 A total of 247 lawmakers were present at the parliament session.

The legislation is a reaction to a bill ratified recently in the US Senate allowing Washington to impose non-nuclear sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

The bill calls for the defense ministry and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to increase spending on its ballistic missile program to counter Washington’s adventurism" and sanctions.

The bill also obligates foreign and economic ministries to adopt economic, political, legal, and international measures to protect Iranian individuals and companies that have been banned by the United States.

The bill also imposes a visa and travel ban on U.S. military and security organizations and their commanders who have provided financial, intelligence, military, logistic and training support to terrorists in the region, naming the Islamic State group and the Syrian branch of al-Qaida.

"The Americans should know that this was our first action," said speaker Ali Larijani, after announcing an overwhelming majority vote for a package "to confront terrorist and adventurist actions by the United States in the region".

Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee spokesman Seyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini as saying that the bill does not undermine the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers.

“Iran will never be the first to kill the nuclear deal and take responsibility for its costs,” he said.

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