TEHRAN (defapress)- The Iranian legislators are preparing a bill to fight against the US enmity and economic embargos against the country, an MP said on Sunday.
News ID: 81323
Publish Date: 14June 2020 - 16:21
"Preparing the plan to confront the US hostile measures and economic sanctions against our country has started at the parliament," Abolfazl Aboutorabi told FNA.
He added that the plan is now being signed by the Iranian lawmakers, adding that it will be submitted to the presiding board to be approved and turned into a law.
In defiance of global criticism, the US unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA, which President Donald Trump called “the worst deal ever,” in May 2018 and re-imposed the anti-Iran sanctions.
Reports said in recent weeks that Washington is planning to use a threat to trigger a return of all UN sanctions against Iran as leverage to get the 15-member Security Council to prolong the arms embargo on Tehran.
The removal of Iran's arms embargo is based on the nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The US Treasury Department announced in May new sanctions against the Great Tehran Penitentiary in Iran's capital, the Law Enforcement Forces Cooperative Foundation, and Qarchak Prison and Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari. The sanctions are also imposed on a number of other officials in the Iranian Police.