In a statement Tuesday, Iran’s parliament announced on Tuesday that a draft law requiring Washington to take hard steps to respond to “terrorist acts” by the US forces, in retaliation for the blacklisting of the US’s elite Revolutionary Guards.
On April 8, President Donald Trump identified the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist group and voiced concern over the retaliatory attacks on US forces that led to his condemnation of Iran.
Tehran reacted to the US Central Command (CENTCOM), a terrorist organization and the US government, calling it a terrorist sponsor, which came into force on April 15th.
“The bill empowered the government to take tough and on-the-spot measures against the terrorist activities of American forces, which endangered Iran’s interests,” said.
“The government should use legal, political and diplomatic measures in response to American actions.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei extremely loyal, IRGC, Iran’s economy, which controls most of the country’s faction-busting office institution is a powerful force that provides political influence.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency said that 168 out of 210 people in parliament voted for the bill.
There have been tensions between Tehran and Washington since last year when Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the six major powers, and its sanctions were again downgraded.
In recent years, there have been periodic conflicts between the IRGC and the US military in the Gulf.
The new chief commander of the IRGC Hossein Salami, appointed after the US blacklist, warned in the past that Iran could use cruise and ballistic missiles and drones, mines, speed boats and missile launchers in the Gulf region to confront the United States.
The Trump administration, which is pushing Iran, said on Monday it had decided in May that the importers would not allow Iran to buy oil without facing US sanctions.
A commander from Iran’s IRGC said on Monday that Tehran would block all exports in the Gulf Gulf all over the world if Tehran would not allow a fifth of its global oil consumption to use the waterway from major Middle Eastern producers to major markets.