Iranian Parliament Increases Funding Of Its Missile Program In Response To US Sanctions

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Iranian Parliament Increases Funding Of Its Missile Program In Response To US Sanctions

An Iranian Shahab-3 missile launched during military exercises outside the city of Qom, Iran, in June 2011. (AP/ISNA/Ruhollah Vahdati)

The Iranian parliament approved an additional 520 million dollars to develop the missile program, according to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

240 of the 244 deputies approved the draft resolution created in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States on the Iranian missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

“The United States must know that this is our first step to confront the terrorist acts and the risks that the United States is making in the region,” said Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Larijani regarding the resolution.

Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Arqji also said that “the bill is supported by the government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Committee overseeing the nuclear agreement with the United States”.

The new resolution will allocate 260 million dollars to develop the Iranian missile program and another 260 million dollars to support the foreign operations wing of the IRGC known as Quds Forces which the United States designates as a terrorist organization under the new sanctions.

Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed Iran’s commitment to the nuclear agreement with the United States.

The nuclear agreement has been in the interest of the country, the region and the world, and no one can claim that the agreement has harmed Iranian interests,” he said.

Rouhani warned the United States that it would lose public support in case it worked against the nuclear agreement.

“Before the agreement the world was standing against the Iranian actions, and in the post-agreement period, the world will face the US if it wants to undermine the agreement”, Rouhani added.

The new US administration considers that the nuclear agreement with Iran useless because it does not include any conditions related to the activities of the IRGC or the Iranian missile program.

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  • Rüdiger Preiss

    It’s about time the US predatory capitalist Neocon Bully stops bullying everyone who doesn’t bow in front of their “mightyness”. It’s pretty obvious the US Bully will never stop bullying unless someone stops them. Get up, stand up, stand up for your right!

    • Brad Isherwood

      Israel has to be losing /near to defeat as a Nation before Yeshua/Jesus can return to save them and then become King of the World!
      Doubtful IDF or US boots think about it that way.
      The Talmudic Snake worshipper and Jay’sus in Kevlar Christian /Zionists do.

      Rabbi Schneerson and John Hagee made off with a lot cash on that MK Ultra.

  • zman

    When are these middle eastern countries going to get together and declare the US, Israel and KSA as terrorist organizations? Start trying to get them declared war criminals in the phony UN and play their game of finger pointing…then request sanctions against them for violations of international law. Wouldn’t do a damn bit of good, but what the hell. Keep showing proof of collusion and sooner or later it will start to stick…it works for the US & co. with their lies.

    • Serious

      How can they do such a thing ? The UN is owned by 5 countries. None of the 5 countries say a word about that. And one (USA) supports actively israel and ksa.

      International laws are for the weaks.