TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said his commission has approved the generalities of a motion to counteract US measures against the Islamic Republic.
Speaking at the end of the parliamentary commission’s joint session with the Foreign Ministry in Tehran on Saturday, Boroujerdi said the members of the commission unanimously ratified the motion to counteract adventurist and terrorist measures taken by the US in the Middle East.
He further emphasized that the approval of the motion indicates that the Iranian parliament is fully resolved to counteract the US Congress’ measures against Iran.
The move came a few days after the US House of Representatives and then the Senate passed a sweeping package of bills on sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea.
The US legislation would impose mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.
In an open session of the parliament on July 18, Iranian lawmakers had unanimously ratified the single urgency of the motion.