Iran Parliament Increase Missile Funds After US Sanctions

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was sworn in for a second term earlier this month, called the nuclear deal "a sign of Iran's goodwill on the worldwide stage".

The legislative move by Iran follows US President Donald Trump's signing of a sanctions bill on Russia, Iran and North Korea on August 2.

Iran's lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a motion in response to recent United States sanctions, voting to boost spending on Tehran's missile program and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

The Iranian parliament has approved a bill to counter "terrorist and adventurous actions" of the USA in the region.

The bill allows for a boost in spending on Tehran's missile program and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' defense mechanism.

Parliamentarians approved the outlines of the bill to "counter America's terrorist and adventurist actions in the region" as some chanted "Death to America" after the vote results was announced.

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"The bill has very wisely tried not to violate the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] and also give no chance to the other party to manipulate it", Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said, as cited by IRNA news agency.

The bill includes Iran's countermeasure plans for any USA acts of exploitation and terrorism in the region, as well as the Western country's hostile moves that undermine the successful implementation of Iran's nuclear deal, dubbed JCPOC, which went into effect in January 2016.

Citing recent U.S. sanctions and "adventurism", Tehran plans to bolster its ballistic missile system as tensions rise.

The bill still needs to pass a second vote before it is delivered to a clerical body for review and passage into law.

Washington and European countries that negotiated the Iran nuclear deal have called the missile tests violations of the spirit of the 2015 accord, but not its letter.

A number of recent close encounters between United States ships and Iranian vessels in the Gulf have added to the tensions between the two countries.

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