Iranians rally in opposition to United States move against Revolutionary Guards

Lester Mason
April 14, 2019

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shared a video footage of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections on his Twitter page in which the United States incumbent president Donald Trump confessed to Iran's role in destroying the ISIL terrorist group.

He added "Game over, ladies and gentlemen: time to face the fact that you've exhausted every wrong choice and scapegoating won't be your panacea".

But Pompeo denied Paul s suggestion that President Donald Trump s designation Monday of Iran s elite Revolutionary Guards was aimed at making a legal case for war.

"I can assure the rest of the world that President Trump will continue to ratchet up the pressure on Iran so that their behavior will change", he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Also Friday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressing that Iran would hold the U.S. accountable for any future provocations against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC.

Zarif informs Guterres that in a reciprocal move, Iran has designated "the U.S. regime" as a state-sponsor of terrorism and the U.S. Central Command, CENTCOM and all its affiliates as "terrorist group".

Zarif described the move as "another misguided election-eve gift to Netanyahu".

The IRGC statement said the U.S. blacklisting of the force was the latest in a series of the White House's back-to-back failures in the Middle East, and added that the usa decision made the IRGC more determined to improve its defense and offensive capabilities.

In a related development, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh announced on April 8 before the United States anti-IRGC decision that Iranian parliament has prepared a double-urgency bill which will be approved in case the USA takes possible measures against IRGC.

The members of Iranian parliament at Tuesday's session showed up in official uniforms of IRGC to announce their support and solidarity with the forces. "This measure against CENTCOM was a tit-for-tat act against the IRGC [blacklisting]".

The IRGC was founded in 1979 to counter left-wing opposition groups.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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