Iranian Parliament to Take Any Legal Measure to Counter US Threats: MP
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made assurances that the lawmakers will take any legal measure to counter any threats posed by the US against the Islamic Republic.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Boroujerdi deplored US threats to impose sanctions against Iran and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying that all oppressed nations around the world are grateful to the IRGC, as a revolutionary institution.
He added that the Iranian parliament would not allow any move to be made against any armed forces of the country, adding, “We, in the parliament, will use any legal measure to counter the Americans’ threats.”
Boroujerdi also pointed to the parliament’s measures to counteract US threats to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and said the lawmakers will legislate on the issue whenever needed.
Speaking to Tasnim on Tuesday, Iranian MP Hossein Ali Hajideligani had said that a motion is being prepared to counter US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric and his threats to withdraw from the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
After months of anticipation, Trump on Friday said his administration “cannot and will not” certify Iran's compliance with the JCPOA to Congress, as he set out a new strategy for dealing with Iran.
He also said that his new strategy begins with imposing tough sanctions on the IRGC, accusing Iran of “proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbor's global trade and freedom of navigation.”
In a televised address to the nation later in the day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted the comments by Trump, reiterating that the Iranian nation will not surrender to such “false statements and hate speech.”