Iranian MPs put forward motion to back anti-US research centers

Tasnim – Iran’s lawmakers proposed a motion that requires the administration to provide financial and spiritual support for anti-imperialist institutions and universities that study hegemonic policies of the US.

The motion, released on Saturday, has been signed by more than 180 lawmakers in a bid to counter Washington’s hostile measures against the Iranian nation.

“Given the hostile actions of the United States and the economic, social and cultural damage (it inflicts on) the national interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its full support for anti-Iranian institutions at a very high cost, the administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran is required to counteract and provide financial and spiritual support for all scientific and research centers, institutions and universities that work in the field of American studies …,” the motion reads.

In April, the Iranian lawmakers ratified two clauses of a comprehensive plan to deal with the US hostile policies.

One of the bills entails legal action against the US move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and requires the Iranian administration to act in line with the measures passed by the Supreme National Security Council to “counter the terrorist activities of the American forces who threaten the Islamic Republic of Iran’s interests.”

The other motion stipulated that “the Islamic Republic of Iran’s administration and the armed forces are duty bound to take the necessary and wise measures in due time in such a way that the American forces could not employ any power or equipment against the Islamic Republic of Iran’s interests.”

In early April, the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission decided to table 14 motions as part of a strategy to counter the US’ hostile measures.

According to the motions, the administration, ministries, and executive organizations are required to carry out policies to deal with, foil, and publicize the US’ belligerent measures.