Bill Entails Coordinated Response to US Anti-Iran Measures
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An anti-US bill Iran’s lawmakers turned into law on Sunday urges the country’s military, diplomatic and security organizations to devise plans on countering the United States’ terrorist measures in the region and its threats against Iran.
The Iranian Parliament on Sunday ratified a motion on countering “US adventurous and terrorist measures in the region.”
The 27-article draft was endorsed after it was brought forward in the Parliament by the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in July.
It 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.
According to the Iranian parliamentary bill, Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, and Intelligence Ministry, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), IRGC Quds Force, and Army should work in coordination with the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) to prepare regular reports about the comprehensive measures they take to counter US threats and its “hegemonic, terrorist and divisive” policies across the region.
It has also imposed sanctions against a series of organizations, entities and individuals, including the US military and security officials who have had a role in providing military, financial and intelligence support for terrorist and extremist groups in the region.
Moreover, the law has devised plans to counter the US economic sanctions, calling for closer trade interaction with the countries working with Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).