Iran Parliament ratifies motion to counter US' 'terrorist' acts

Iranian parliament votes anti-US bill

Iranian parliament votes anti-US bill

Araghchi, also in defense, said the countermeasure bill is "much stronger" than US Congress bill against Iran, since it also extends support to the Islamic Republic's armed forces and all related ministries.

Iran's parliament voted Sunday to allocate 520 million USA dollars to develop missile program to fight the US "adventurism" and sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported.

Washington's new sanctions violate a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran both "in letter and spirit".

Devising the Sunday motion, the Parliament took great care not to violate the nuclear accord and provide excuses for opposing sides, spokesman for Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said.

Iran denies its missile programme violates a United Nations resolution which endorsed Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and calls upon the Islamic Republic not to conduct activities related to ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons.

Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi is seen walking in Majlis (Iranian Parliament) on August 13, 2017.

It also took into account America's enmity towards the Iranian government and people and their interests through supporting terrorism and violent extremism, as well as taking adventurous actions, creating divisions, and stoking sectarianism.

It has also imposed sanctions against a series of organizations, entities and individuals, including the USA military and security officials who have had a role in providing military, financial and intelligence support for terrorist and extremist groups in the region.

Therefore, the following entities won't be granted a visa to enter Iran, and they are not going to be allowed to do any transactions at the Iranian banks.

The government must also use all available worldwide capacities, including the United Nations Human Rights Council, to take action against the U.S. over its human rights violations, "like its crimes against humanity in Yemen".

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