Aug 9, 2017, 11:18 AM
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Anti-US bill passes Iran Parliament committee

Tehran, Aug 9, IRNA – A bill aimed at confronting the 'terrorist and adventurous activities' of the US has been discussed and passed in Iran's Parliament (Majlis) committee, a Member of Parliament says.

The final session of discussing the bill to confront US hostile measures was held in Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Tuesday, and after being ratified by members the related report was submitted to the Parliament presiding board, Deputy Chairman of the Committee Kamal Dehghani Firoozabadi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Now the bill will be presented at the open session, and then it will be referred to the Guardian Council, for the final ratification.

The bill's totality was approved in the extraordinary session of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee last Saturday, attended by Foreign Minister's Deputy for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and the Ministry's Deputy for Parliamentary Affairs Hassan Qashqavi.

The bill is considered by the Parliament to retaliate a US Senate bill which includes anti Iran non-nuclear sanctions, known as Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act.

Washington says the sanctions are targeting Iran's ballistic missile program, as well as what it calls 'Iran's support of terrorism' and 'human rights abuses'.

Tehran has denounced the US officials' allegations on the ties between the ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.