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Zarif describes as dangerous Trump’s new antiIran choice

Tehran, Iranian foreign Minister in a message termed as a dangerous misadventure by US President Donald Trump new antiIran choice to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC)

'A(nother) misguided electioneve gift to Netanyahu. A(nother) dangerous US misadventure in the region,' Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday.

The United States has been plotting antiIran measures for forty years now, but the Iranian nation has stood against these measures and will strongly support the IRGC forces.

On Monday, Trump administration designated Iran's IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization.

Earlier, Zarif called for labeling the US military forces terrorist after Washington's announcement to declare the IRGC as a terrorist organization.

In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani who also heads the Supreme National Security Council, Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested that this council to enlist the US Central Command (CENTCOM) in its terror list.

The US Central Command is responsible for defending and promoting US interests in 20 nations in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the strategic waterways that surround them.

Zarif in its letter referred to the US military forces' covert and open support for the terrorist groups in the region and their direct interference in terror activities and offered the Supreme National Security Council to enlist CENTCOM in its terror list according to the Iranian parliament's 'Bill Against US Adventurist and Terrorist Activities in the Region.

Responding to the report, a vast majority of lawmakers in Iran's parliament issued a statement threatening to designate elements of the US military a terror group.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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