Iranian Parliament to reciprocate US Congress decision

FNA- The Iranian parliament is working on a double-urgency bill to counter a recent move by the US Congress to impose unilateral sanctions against Iran, a senior lawmaker announced.

“Parliament is to hold a session Sunday to review an urgent plan to counter US Senate decision against Iran,” Rapporteur of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini told reporters on Saturday.

He reiterated that the double-urgent bill aims to confront the US’ hostile acts, and said, “The urgent bill consists of 10 sections such as US support for terrorism, human rights violations in the US, supporting Iran’s Armed Forces, countering US economic sanctions, and supporting Iranian nationals,” Naqavi Hosseini said.

On June 11, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani urged National Security and Foreign Policy Commission to prepare the mentioned plan.

On June 15, the US Senate voted for a legislation to impose non-nuclear sanctions on Iran for its defense missile programs. They voted 98-2 in favor of the legislation.

Bipartisan negotiations also led to the bill, including expanded sanctions on Russia, in response to its alleged intrusion into Ukraine, efforts to meddle in the 2016 election and its support for the Syrian government.

Republican Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky and Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, were only two ‘no’ votes.