Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) The Iranian Parliament on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the general outlines of a motion to counter the US’ “terrorist and adventurous” acts in the region, the media reported.Also Read - Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-Or-Nothing Abortion Fight

The general outlines of the motion were passed with 240 votes in favour and one abstention during an open parliamentary session, Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read - Texas Abortion Ban Stays in Force as Justices Mull Outcome

The Parliament ratified the motion prepared by the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in July. Also Read - Donald Trump Reportedly Reaches A $375 Million Deal To Sell His DC Hotel, Buyer Plan To Rename It

The Parliament will convene again next week to discuss the details of the motion and vote on the bill.

The legislative move by Iran follows US President Donald Trump’s signing of a sanctions bill on Russia, Iran and North Korea on August 2.

Sanctions against Iran is mainly in response to Tehran’s growing missile programme.

Iranian officials have said the country’s missile programme was for deterrent purposes.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.