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

13 August 2017, 01:07 | Glen Norman

Iran Majlis passes motion in response to US sanctions

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Sanctions against Iran is mainly in response to Tehran's growing missile programme.

The US legislation would impose mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.

In a session Sunday, 240 lawmakers voted for the bill, with only one abstention, to confront "America's terrorist and adventurous actions" in the region.

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He was referring to a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, known officially as the JCPOA, under which Iran agreed to strict limits on its nuclear programme in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

The Parliament ratified the motion prepared by the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in July.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told members of parliament that the government backed the bill, which he said "was designed wisely so that it does not violate the (nuclear deal) and provide excuses for opposing sides", state news agency IRNA reported.

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The measure would also allocate over $260 million each to Iran's ballistic missile program and the Quds Force - the external arm of the IRGC, which has sent military advisers to Iraq and Syria to fight terrorists.

They are obliged to, within a period of six months following the ratification of the bill, devise a comprehensive strategic plan to counter the USA threats.

They entities include United States military and security organizations and their commanders who have provided effective financial, intelligence, military, logistic and training backing for the terrorists in the region, especially those of Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

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