Iran’s parliament has approved a draft bill to counter United States’ terrorist activities as well as its adventurous measures in the region.
The draft bill was passed during Sunday’s session with 240 votes in favor and 1 abstention.
None of the Iranian lawmakers voted against the motion.
The parliament voted for allocating $520 million on the development of its own missile program in response to U.S. sanctions.
“The Americans should know that this was our first action,” Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said.
He noted that the majority of Iranian lawmakers voted for a package to confront terrorist activities taken by the U.S. in the region.
On July 29, the U.S. Senate approved a bill on new sanctions against Iran over its missile program and human rights violations.
The move sparked outrage among Iranian senior officials, saying the bill had violated the provisions of the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The JCPOA was signed in July 2015 between Iran on one side and the U.S., Russia, France, Britain, China and Germany on the other.
Under the agreement, nuclear-related sanctions on Iran were lifted in exchange for certain limitations put on Tehran’s nuclear program.
Iran has on numerous occasions emphasized that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons.