US Gov't Should Stop Congress Bills

US Gov't Should Stop Congress BillsUS Gov't Should Stop Congress Bills

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said the US government should prevent the US Congress from realizing its anti-Iran measures.

Speaking in an open session of the parliament on Sunday, Larijani warned that if Washington fails to throw out the recent bills of the Congress aimed at killing the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers last July, it should be prepared for reciprocal measures by Majlis, IRNA reported.

He was referring to several bills proposed in the US Congress during the past week concerning Iran, including a bill that would limit US President Barack Obama’s ability to lift anti-Iran sanctions as stipulated under the nuclear deal, which was approved in the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US House of Representatives on January 7.

The top lawmaker also said Iran has devised appropriate response strategies, if the implementation of the new US visa law restricting visa-free travel to the US affects Tehran's interests.

The US House voted overwhelmingly on December 8 in favor of tougher travel restrictions for foreign citizens who were previously allowed to enter the United States without a visa.

The measure would require visitors from the 38 “visa waiver” countries to obtain a visa to travel to the US if they have been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan in the past five years.