The bill requires final approval by Iran’s constitutional watchdog to become law [File: Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Photo]

Iranian legislators on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that labels all US military forces as “terrorist”, a day after Washington ratcheted up pressure on Tehran by announcing that no country would any longer be exempt from US sanctions if it continues to buy Iranian oil.

The bill is a step further from one last week that saw legislators approve labelling just US troops in the Middle East as “terrorist”, which was a response to the US designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group” earlier this month.

US President Donald Trump‘s administration re-imposed sanctions on Iran, including on its energy sector, in November

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