MNA– Iran’s parliament countermeasure bill to US acts of exploitation and terror includes an Article on punishment for American individuals who violate human rights.
On Sunday, Iranian lawmakers unanimously passed the general outlines of a countermeasure bill to US acts of exploitation and terrorism in the region in a 240-0 vote with one abstention. Article 5 of the bill includes a list on US legal and natural entities that will be subject to punishment and countermeasure acts under the bill due to violation of human rights.
The full text of Article 5 is as follows:
Considering the fact that the government of the United States, through military and intelligence approaches under the cover of economic, scientific, medical, biological and industrial activities, has committed various acts of human rights violations on the global and regional scale, and even toward its own citizens such as the elimination of the Branch Davidians, and backs dictatorships and violent states, the following individuals fall within the Article 6 of Iran’s countermeasure bill to US exploits and acts of terror in region:
- US military and intelligence forces and those who have contributed to the violation of the rights of the American people, especially Muslims, and in particular on the basis of the recent executive orders signed by the President of the United States against Muslim refugees, as well as the elimination of the Branch Davidians and Black community.
- American individuals who have active participation in the violation of fundamental principles of international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights, against the people of the region, and in particular the repressive measures of the Zionist regime and other aggressive regimes in the region.
- US nationals who have killed or violated human rights worldwide outside the jurisdiction of the United States or against international law.
The Article obliges Iran’s Foreign Ministry to cooperate with Intelligence Ministry and the human rights committee of the Judiciary in identifying individuals who fall under these three categories within three months. The list of sanctions will be updated once a year.
Iran’s parliament has also decided on a list of American legal and natural entities subject to punishment and countermeasures under a bill passed Sun. against US acts of terror in region.