The Iranian Parliament on Sunday passed the general outlines of a motion to counter the US terrorist and adventurous measures in the region. The new law has been also hailed by the Iranian foreign ministry.
The motion was passed during an open parliamentary session on Sunday morning. The 27-article draft was endorsed after it was brought forward in Parliament by the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in July.
The move came after the US House of Representatives and then the Senate passed a sweeping package of bills on sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea.
The US legislation would impose mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the parliament’s vote to approve the motion was just the first step, adding that if Washington proceeds with its anti-Tehran policies, the law will take effect.
Larijani hailed efforts made by the lawmakers, particularly those who drafted the legislation, and expressed his gratitude to the parliamentarians who participated in the voting.
He further said American officials should be aware that the legislation was just the first step against anti-Iran measures.
The parliament has approved 16 measures that Tehran will take to counteract Washington’s hostile acts against the Islamic Republic, Larijani said, according to Tasnim.
He went on to say that according to the law, the Iranian administration is obliged to monitor the US government’s anti-Iran measures and counteract them accordingly.
Foreign Ministry Hails Parliament’s ‘Wise’, ‘Appropriate’ Move
Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said the government fully supports the new law passed by the parliament against the US terrorist and adventurous measures in the region, describing it as a “wise” and “appropriate” move against Washington’s enmities towards Iran.
“I believe this law is an appropriate and wise response to the US hostilities (against Iran),” he noted following the bill’s approval.