Iran lawmakers raise missile, Guard spending to challenge US

TEHRAN -- Iran's parliament overwhelmingly has voted to increase spending on its ballistic missile program and its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in response to recent new American sanctions.


In a session Sunday, 240 lawmakers voted for the bill, with only one abstention. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says 247 lawmakers were on hand in the session.


The bill calls for the Defense Ministry and the Guard to increase spending, without elaborating.


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