Iran parliament plans to slap sanctions on U.S. officials
Iranian MP Kazem Jalali of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has announced that the parliament plans to impose sanctions on those U.S. officials who have been involved in human rights violations, Mehr news agency reported.
During the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee meeting on Sunday, the MPs mulled over a plan which calls for the imposition of sanctions on 26 U.S. officials who have 'sponsored terrorism', or been involved in human rights violations and drug trafficking in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, the lawmaker said.
"This plan will be put to the vote on Tuesday," he added.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast also attended the committee's meeting and gave the parliamentarians a report on the issues concerning the country's foreign policy and the latest developments in the region.