Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 /Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
The Iranian Parliament has approved on Wednesday the double-urgency bill on narrowing relations with the UK, Mehr News Agency reported.
The bill was adopted with the majority of votes. In particular, 162 MPs voted for the bill, five were against, while six MPs abstained.
The U.S., UK and Canada announced new sanctions targeting Iran's banks and oil industry on Monday.
The resolution followed IAEA General Director's Yukiya Amano report, issued on November 8, which reads that the "information indicates Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of nuclear explosive devices."
Earlier in January, a group of Iranian lawmakers announced plans to set up a special fraction at the parliament tasked with pursuing initiatives to cut all relations with the British government, following remarks made by the former British ambassador to Iran Simon Gass for criticizing the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic.
In late October, new British Ambassador Dominick John Chilcott has been appointed to Iran. He replaced Gass, who has been transferred to another diplomatic service