AUGUST 14, 2017 – A total of 247 Iranian lawmakers on Sunday overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill aimed at countering America’s “adventurous and terrorist’’ activities in the region.
The legislation is a reaction to a bill ratified recently in the US Senate allowing Washington to impose non-nuclear sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Government representative Abbas Araqchi was also present in the Majlis session.
He described the legislation as wise and said that government of President Rouhani will support it.
“The bill has very wisely tried not to violate the JCPOA and also give no chance to the other party to manipulate it,’’ Araqchi said.
The bill was submitted to the Majlis Presiding Board, by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Intelligence, as well as the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC Quds Force, and the Islamic Republic Army.
They jointly presented the bill based on their hierarchy and in coordination with the Iranian Supreme National Security Council.
They are obliged to, within a period of six months following the ratification of the bill, devise a comprehensive strategic plan to counter the US threats.
“The plan should be aimed at addressing the US bullies and threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Washington’s hegemonic, terrorist and divisive policies, its illegal military and security interferences in the region, and the US military and intelligence support of terrorism and extremism.’’
The bill also urges the above-said ministries and military bodies to annually report to the Majlis on the implementation of their plans.
The bill will counter the US overt and covert military and intelligence support for terrorist groups and the confession made by some US officials, including US former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, that the Washington is behind the formation and propping up of Daesh (ISIS), recognizes the US forces in the region, both military and intelligence, as promoters of terrorism.
Therefore, the following entities won’t be granted a visa to enter Iran, and they are not going to be allowed to do any transactions at the Iranian banks.
The accounts of the entities will be blocked and their properties in Iran will be confiscated.
They entities include US military and security organizations and their commanders who have provided effective financial, intelligence, military, logistic and training backing for the terrorists in the region, especially those of Daesh and al-Nusra Front.