Trump Admin Will Not Commit to Designating IRGC as Terror Group

Marie Harrington
October 12, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday any party that walks away from the multilateral 2015 nuclear agreement would be damaging its own reputation, adding the angry with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) because it has "humiliated" Daesh.

According to the reports, the U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization in the coming days.

An early shot across the bow came earlier in the day when USA authorities offered multimillion-dollar rewards for two officials of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, a longtime Iran ally and fraternal partner founded shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. "Iran's reaction would be firm, decisive, and crushing, and the United States should bear all its consequences", the Guardian quotes ministry spokesperson Bahram Qasemi as saying Monday.

He added that the USA would have to move its military bases outside the 2,000km range of Iran's missiles.

"Diplomatic language is different to the language of defence forces but the content and the objective is the same", Jafari said.

"By taking a stance against the Revolutionary Guards and designating it a terrorist group, the Americans would be joining the terrorists' camp", Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said in a weekly news conference broadcast live on state television.

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He added that the United States approaches have frustrated people across the world, saying, "It is time to teach the United States new lessons".

By October 15, Trump is scheduled to recertify the Iranian nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which limits Iran's nuclear program for 15 years in exchange for easing the pre-existing sanctions.

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Wednesday warned that the United States would be the loser if President Donald Trump decides to drop Iran's global nuclear deal. In response, Iran has increased its program's funding.

Meanwhile, the Iranian army vowed it would teach Washington "new lessons" to make it "understand the new meaning of power in the world", according to the deputy chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri.

"We are all integrated and standing in the same line", he underlined, adding that the resistant nation of Iran will stand against plots.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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