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14 August 2017, 01:15 | Kara Nash
Iran Allocates $520Mln for Missile Program in Response to New US Sanctions - AFP
The bill secured 240 yes votes and one abstention, Iran's IRNA reported.
The vote comes amid growing tensions with the U.S. over the Iranian nuclear deal, which President Trump has said he would like to see cancelled.
The motion was passed during an open parliamentary session on Sunday morning.
Iran's parliament voted on August 13 to allocate $520 million to develop its missile programme to fight Washington's "adventurism" and sanctions, and to boost the foreign operations of the country's Revolutionary Guards.
It would require Iran's government and armed forces to draw up a strategy to counter U.S. violations of human rights around the world, and to support Iranian bodies and individuals affected by USA sanctions.
Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee spokesman Seyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, while defending the bill, said the bill does not include any measure that would undermine JCPOA in any way; "Iran will never be the first to kill the nuclear deal and take responsibility for its costs", he added.
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