MPs Move to Counter US Threats

MPs Move to Counter US ThreatsMPs Move to Counter US Threats

A bill drafted in response to remarks by some US officials who threatened Iran with military action, which bears the signatures of 80 lawmakers, was submitted to the Majlis presiding board on Tuesday, ISNA reported.           

The authors of the one-article bill named "The Plan to Prevent Humiliation of the Great Nation of the Islamic Iran" say they have written the bill based on recent remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to demand that negotiations and any other diplomatic contact with the United States should be cut unless the Islamic Republic receives a formal apology from US officials.

In a meeting with teachers on the occasion of National Teachers' Day in Tehran on Wednesday, the Leader denounced the US officials' move to threaten Iran, saying, "I do not agree with negotiations under the specter of threat…. Foreign policy officials and negotiators should scrupulously observe the main (principles) and red lines and defend the glory and grandeur of the Iranian nation, avoiding humiliation by not caving in to any imposed force or threat."

Some officials, including Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, have voiced opposition to the proposed bill.

Expressing support for the negotiating team, Larijani called on the lawmakers on Sunday to avoid "impulsive acts" which might undermine the talks.