News ID: 251464
Published: 0254 GMT April 15, 2019

Iranian lawmakers finalize motion to counteract US move against IRGC

Iranian lawmakers finalize motion to counteract US move against IRGC

The Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Monday finalized a motion to support the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against a recent decision by the US to label the force as “a terrorist group”, the committee spokesman said.

Ali Najafi said the meeting was attended by representatives of relevant organizations and the remaining parts of a motion to counteract the US move to blacklist the IRGC were discussed and approved, Tasnim News Agency reported. 

“According to one of the items of the motion, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s administration is required to take reciprocal and decisive actions against terrorist acts of the American forces that endanger the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the framework of the Supreme National Security Council's decisions,” the senior lawmaker stated.

He went on to say according to another item, the Iranian administration is obliged to protest and take legal action against the illegal decision of the US to label the IRGC as a terrorist organization at international levels through bilateral and multilateral consultations with other countries.

Last week, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington is designating the IRGC a “foreign terrorist organization”, marking the first time the US has formally labeled another country's military a terrorist group.

Responding to the move, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council immediately declared the US as a state sponsor of terrorism and US forces in the region terrorists.

The SNSC said it has put CENTCOM on its terror list as a “reciprocal measure” against the US “illegal and unwise” move.


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