Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists

Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists

Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists

Iran is warning the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, saying it would put the United States on the side of the Islamic State group.

According to the reports, the U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization in the coming days.

But on Monday Bahram Qasemi, a spokesperson for Iran's foreign ministry, hit back, saying he was hopeful the USA would not make such a "strategic mistake". While the Revolutionary Guards itself has never been listed as a terrorist organization by the USA, individuals and groups associated with it have.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafari (L) and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smile during a coordination meeting for the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran October 9, 2017.

The threat also appears to have unified Iran's establishment, which have often been bitterly divided over the current government's efforts to improve ties with the West.

Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists
Iran: US aiding terrorism if Revolutionary Guards declared terrorists

"Diplomatic language is different to the language of defence forces but the content and the objective is the same", Jafari said.

Iran has once again warned Washington against designating the elite wing of the Iranian Army, the Revolutionary Guards, as a terrorist group, saying that "all options are on the table", according to a top aide to Iran's supreme leader.

He added that the U.S. approaches have frustrated people across the world, saying, "It is time to teach the USA new lessons". He must decide by Sunday whether to recertify the agreement, but is widely expected to declare Iran non-compliant with it, which would require Congress to make a decision on re-imposing sanctions.

The U.S.is angry over the JCPOA because at a "sensitive time that they wanted to say that Iran is a liar and secretly wants to build nuclear arms, Iran, by attending (nuclear) negotiations, proved that they (Americans) are liars", Rouhani stated. In response, Iran has increased its program's funding. "It is time to teach them a new lesson".

"We are all integrated and standing in the same line", he underlined, adding that the resistant nation of Iran will stand against plots. Apparently, the Trump government does not understand anything but insults and needs shocks to realise the new concept of power in today's world.

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