Iranian Parliament adopts counter-sanctions against U.S. - media

Iranian Parliament adopts counter-sanctions against U.S. - media

Iran's parliament has adopted a bill introducing counter-sanctions against the United States, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The piece of legislation is said to be part of a "comprehensive plan" to retaliate against Washington's "hostile policies"; it reportedly requires the government to act in line with the Supreme National Security Council's decision to "counter the terrorist activities of the American forces who threaten the Islamic Republic of Iran's interests."

Another motion passed today mandates that the government and the military take steps preventing US forces from employing "any power or equipment against the Islamic Republic of Iran's interests".

Iranian PMs labeled the US Central Command (CENTCOM) and all forces under its command as terrorist organisations. It mirrors the move of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, which acted in an apparent tit-for-tat response to the United States listing the Iranian Revolugionary Guards Corps (IRGC), an elite paramilitary unit, as a foreign terrorist group.

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