TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is examining 15 motions to counteract recent “hostile moves” by the US against the Islamic Republic, the commission’s chairman announced.
“In line with efforts to follow up on the instructions of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei), the role of the United States in (sponsoring) Salafi terrorism, formation of Daesh (ISIS or ISIL), transfer of Daesh to Afghanistan, bioterrorism, prevention of imports of medicines and food, and International Committee of the Red Cross’ assistance to Iran is being examined in the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission,” Heshamtollah Falahatpishe told Press Shia.
He further said the 15 motions have been raised in the meetings of the commission attended by experts of the Parliament’s Research Center.
In its latest anti-Iran move, the US administration renewed five of seven sanctions waivers that allow Russia and European nations to conduct civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran but revoked the other two as part of its pressure campaign against Tehran.
Washington also stopped issuing waivers to buy Iranian crude oil on Thursday.
Before the US moves, Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, had warned against their consequences.
On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Following the US withdrawal, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.
The European Union has vowed to counter Trump’s renewed sanctions on Iran, including by means of a new law to shield European companies from punitive measures, but it has so far failed to do anything beyond making statements.