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IRNA chief lauds IRGC positive role in Iranian society

Tehran, Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) chief on Wednesday lauded the positive role of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in serving the Iranian nation.

Labeling IRGC a terrorist group is because of this institution's high place in the Iranian society, Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Zia Hashemi said in a local ceremony.

He said that the Iranians are proud of the IRGC and will defend it against those who are trying to undermine it.

The official referred to the enemies' soft war against the Iranian nation and stressed the importance of promoting the Iranian Islamic revolution's ideals.

US President Donald Trump on Monday officially labeled IRGC, a part of Iran's Armed Forces, a terrorist organization.

This is while, the Iranian forces in coordination with the governments of Iraq and Syria have played a military advisory role in fighting the terrorist group in both countries.

Iraq officially announced the defeat of Daesh in 2017, while Syria has managed to retake most of the fallen areas from the terrorists.

The latest antiIran move of Trump received fierce reactions from the Iranian officials. The country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani called for a retaliatory move by labeling the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization and the US government as a terrorist sponsor.

Zarif also called the move as 'another misguided electioneve gift to Netanyahu'.

The members of the Iranian parliament at Tuesday's session, coincided with the Iranian national day of Revolution Guards, showed up in official uniforms of IRGC to announce their support and solidarity with the forces.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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