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Foreign Policy Commission Approves Iran’s Countermeasures against US

10 August 2017 16:34

 The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian parliament on Wednesday ratified a bill to counter the US actions in the region.

“The bill to counter the US terrorist actions in the region was ratified in an extraordinary session of the national security and foreign policy commission,” Commission member Mojtaba Zonnouri told FNA.

He said that the bill would be introduced to the floor soon.

US President Donald Trump has warned to discard the nuclear deal with Iran, while a US Congress bill passed both houses with veto-proof majorities that includes new sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea.

In response, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted the US hostility and disloyalty to the 2015 nuclear deal, warning that Tehran will reciprocate Washington’s defiance with legal and practical measures.

He then said the Iranian parliament has recently studied reciprocal moves against the US violations.

The countermeasures are a package that have come under a relevant bill whose single-urgency was approved by the parliament in mid July. The bill blasts the US administration and military and intelligence authorities’ support for the terrorist groups in the region, and calls on the Judiciary to confiscate their properties.

The parliament had warned to put the bill into motion if the US approved new sanctions against Iran.

The bill calls on the government to take reciprocal measures in proportion to the US hostile acts in cooperation with the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and report the results to the parliament.

The bill would also increase the budget for the General Staff of the Armed Forces to develop its missile activities and the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to expand its anti-terrorism campaign in the region.

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