Iran ready to counteract US sanctions

Iran ready to counteract US sanctions

Iran’s Parliament is weighing a countermeasure against a US Congress bill to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its missile program, support for resistance groups and rights abuse accusations. 

Iran's Parliament has devised a countermeasure, comprising 10 sections and 20 articles, which will be put to discussion when lawmakers return from a recess next week, MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi said.

The 'Bill Against US Adventurist and Terrorist Activities in the Region' has been devised by the Parliament’s Research Center, MP Kazem Jalali said.

It addresses such issues as US support for terrorism and violation of human rights, and Iran's countering of US economic sanctions, the lawmaker said, adding it also envisages support for Iran’s Armed Forces, and Iranians based in the US., PressTV reported.

Last week, US senators voted 98-2 to pass the 'Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act'.”