Tehran (October 10, 2017): Iran warned 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 state media, Guards’ commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said that as we have announced in the past, if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran’s missiles.
He said that Guards are the defender of the nation and if the United States designates the military force a terror organization it puts itself in the camp of terrorists.
The warning came after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump would announce new US responses to Iran’s missile tests, support for terrorism and cyber operations as part of his new Iran strategy.Jafari also said that additional sanctions would end the chances for future dialogue with the United States.
Jafari said that if the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East.
The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are Iran’s most powerful internal and external security force. The Quds Force, the IRGC’s foreign espionage and paramilitary wing and individuals and entities associated with the IRGC are on the US list of foreign terrorist organizations but the organization as a whole is not.