Iran Parliament ratifies motion to counter US’ ‘terrorist’ acts

Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) The Iranian Parliament on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the general outlines of a motion to counter the US’ “terrorist and adventurous” acts in the region, the media reported.

The general outlines of the motion were passed with 240 votes in favour and one abstention during an open parliamentary session, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Parliament ratified the motion prepared by the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in July.

The Parliament will convene again next week to discuss the details of the motion and vote on the bill.

The legislative move by Iran follows US President Donald Trump’s signing of a sanctions bill on Russia, Iran and North Korea on August 2.

Sanctions against Iran is mainly in response to Tehran’s growing missile programme.

Iranian officials have said the country’s missile programme was for deterrent purposes.

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