Iran's parliament approved a draft bill Tuesday sanctioning the arrest of U.S. citizens found guilty in Tehran of endangering Iranian lives or interests, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.

It said Parliament approved the draft bill to retaliate against a recent "U.S. Congress decision authorizing arrest and kidnapping of those found guilty by U.S. judiciary, with any nationality anywhere in the world, without the permission of the relevant country."The agency appeared to be referring to a Justice Department opinion, which came to light earlier this month, that the FBI had the legal authority to apprehend fugitives abroad without approval of foreign governments.