Iran’s parliament passes bill on retaliation for U.S. measures

Iran’s parliament passes bill on retaliation for U.S. measures
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Iran’s parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to “terrorist actions” by U.S. forces, retaliating against Washington’s blacklisting of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards, ONAreports citing Tasnim news agency.

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.”

Another motion, passed by the parliamentarians, stipulates 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.”

168 lawmakers out of 210 present at the parliament voted for the bill.

Note that President Donald Trump on April 8 designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist group, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces.

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