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    Parliament members drafted a bill as a response on extended US sanctions that will ban the purchase by Tehran of any American consumer goods, according to a parliamentary source.

    TEHRAN (Sputnik) — Iranian lawmakers prepared a bill to ban import of consumer goods from the United States in response to the extension of US sanctions against Tehran, a source told Sputnik Friday.

    On Thursday, the US Senate voted unanimously to prolong the 1979 sanctions against Tehran by another 10 years after they expire later this month. The extension was endorsed by the lower chamber of the parliament last month and would now go before President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it before he leaves office next year.

    “Members of parliament prepared a draft bill, which will ban a purchase [by Tehran] of any US consumer goods in response to the decision of the US Senate to extend sanctions against Iran,” a parliamentary source said.

    According to the source, the bill would be brought to the parliament for consideration.

    Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that the decision to renew sanctions was in breach of last year’s nuclear deal.

    In July last year, Iran signed a historic deal with Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France and Germany where it pledged to curb its nuclear research in exchange for sanctions relief.

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      Dan
      That really hurts, doesn't it ? The US is repeatedly shooting itself in the leg by imposing sanctions on other countries. The other countries can always get from third countries whatever the US denied them, as the US no more has monopoly on practically anything. But, US businesses will certainly lose a lot in an 80-million strong Iranian market !
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      tobi.gelando
      The World should understand any agreement make with the Usa has not the value of the paper where it was written on !!! The Usa are liars and crooks !!!
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      goldcamshaft
      Anyone who has access to the information with regards to what the residual sanctions are, please inform us. Also, what is the value of Iranian imports from the usa. Thanks
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      goldcamshaftin reply toDan(Show commentHide comment)
      Dan, I wish I could fully agree with you. I am concerned that the european war donkeys will fall in line with the usa and strengthen the sanctions, with little or no regard for the effort made by the six countries, after two years of shuttling from capital to capital and millions of dollars spent. Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, Federica Mogherini, the Iranian Foreign Minister and many others spent a lot of time to bring about this deal. If Mogherini submits to the american pressure this time, then we will all lose respect for her as the Executive Foreign Minister of the eu. I do believe that she may resign after this episode. It shows that the white house executives and the american Secretary of State are really nonentities, projecting an image of power, when in fact the AIPAC controlled Senate and House have the real power.
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