Majlis begins to discuss anti-US bill, ministers vote of confidence

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA – Majlis (Parliament) begins close session Sunday to discusss a legislation to counter 'terrorist and adventurous activities' of the US and also review qualification of President Hassan Rouhani's proposed ministers.

The session started with a speech by Majlis speaker Ali Larijani about Iran landmark nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and also about the bill to fight the US terror acts in the region, Fatemeh zolqadr, member of the Majlis, told the Islamic Republic News agency (IRNA).

The legislation was forwarded to Majlis by its National Security and Foreign Policy Commission last week in retaliation for the United States' Senate move on ratification of a bill, known as Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, which included anti-Iran non-nuclear sanctions.

According to the legislation submitted to the Majlis Presiding Board, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Intelligence, as well as the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC Quds Force, and the Islamic Republic Army, based on their hierarchy and in coordination with the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, are obliged to, within a period of six months following the ratification of the bill, devise a comprehensive strategic plan to counter the US threats.

The legislation aims at addressing the US bullies and threats against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Washington's hegemonic, terrorist and divisive policies, US illegal military and security interferences in the region, and the US military and intelligence support of terrorism and extremism.

The bill also urges the above-said ministries and military bodies to annually report to the Majlis on the implementation of their plans.

Government representative Abbas Araqchi was also present in the Majlis session. He described the legislation as wise and said that government of President Rouhani will support it.

'The bill has very wisely tried not to violate the JCPOA and also give no chance to the other party to manipulate it,' Araqchi said.


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