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

14 August, 2017, 00:20 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Iran Allocates $520Mln for Missile Program in Response to New US Sanctions - AFP

President Donald Trump signed legislation to impose fresh sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme in July.

Iran denies developing ballistic missiles created to carry nuclear weapons in violation of the agreement and has accused the United States of breaking its word by imposing fresh sanctions.

Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said the bill was the country's "first action... to confront terrorist and adventurist actions by the United States in the region".

The bill would allocate over $260 million each to Iran's ballistic missile program and the Quds Force - the external arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - which is deployed to Iraq and Syria.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said the bill passed on Sunday had the support of the government.

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The legislators stressed that the bill does not violate the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers, but accused Washington of attempts to "kill" the landmark agreement.

The bill includes Iran's countermeasure plans for any U.S. acts of exploitation and terrorism in the region, as well as the Western country's hostile moves that undermine the successful implementation of Iran's nuclear deal, dubbed JCPOC, which went into effect in January 2016.

The blacklisted individuals will be denied Iranian visas, their assets will be frozen by Iran's Judiciary, and their bank accounts blocked by its Ministry of Economy.

A number of recent close encounters between USA ships and Iranian vessels in the Gulf have added to the tensions between the two countries.

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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