Russian Official Says Iranian Parliament Bill 'Logical' Response to US
Aug 14, 2017, 00:09
Iran's parliament today approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for the country's missile programme and foreign operations of the elite Revolutionary Guards in response to USA sanctions. The vote came after the United States imposed fresh U.S. sanctions against Iran in July, targeting its missile programme.
"The Americans should know that this was our first action", Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said after stating that the majority voted for a package "to confront terrorist and adventurist actions by the United States in the region", as quoted by AFP.
Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the new United States sanctions against the Islamic Republic. US President Trump has warned North Korea, an ally of Iran, against firing the missiles and says he will protect Guam, home to 163,000 US citizens if that happens.
Mr Trump has recently backed away from his key campaign promise to withdraw from the nuclear agreement.
To counter U.S. economic sanctions, the government has been ordered to provide a comprehensive plan on expanding economic cooperation with world countries, especially Iran's neighbors and friends as well as the countries which have likewise been subject to Washington's embargoes.
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Mr Trump's concerns include a provision letting Congress stop any effort to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation . President Donald Trump - who vowed to reset relations with Moscow - is expected to sign the punishment into law.
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