Iran Armed Forces vow to combat USA forces in West Asia

Iran Armed Forces vow to combat USA forces in West Asia

Meanwhile, Iranian politicians wearing the uniform of IRGC in solidarity with the military, convened an open session of parliament with chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel", marking the National Day of the Revolutionary Guard.

In show of support, and before the start of the morning session on Tuesday, members of the Iranian parliament wore the IRGC dark green fatigues in defiance to the United States move.

Riyadh welcomed Tuesday Washington's blacklisting of Tehran's elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, state media reported.

Monday's move by the USA government is an unprecedented declaration against a foreign administration and may prompt retaliation, making it harder for America to work with allies in the region.

Despite Larijani's confidence that the US would not impose the declaration on Iran, President Trump made the designation Monday.

Designating the IRGC as terrorists can have real-world consequences, because the IRGC dominates many sectors of Iran's national economy.

The official said the designation is something that President Trump has "long wanted to enact" and insisted that the Iranians "forced our hand" with their decades-long involvement in terror plots, in response to an allegation that policy announcement was intended as an election eve boost to Netanyahu.

I am not alone in having argued for a long time that the U.S. and the world should take the bold step of designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

The Pasdaran were created amidst the heat of the Islamic revolution, as an ideological force meant to protect the ideals of the new Iranian establishment. -Iranian military conflict and topple the regime in Tehran.

Adel Abdul-Mahdi says Iraq will continue to invest in its relationship with both the USA and Iran despite the White House designation Monday. It also sends an important message to the Iranian government and any other government that may choose to support terror groups with the aim of destabilizing the Middle East.

"The IRGC has provided support and assistance to terrorist organizations and has fostered instability in the region", said Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. "I understand", claimed Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) in a July 29, 2015 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, "that the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency has a classified list of roughly 500 American soldiers who were murdered by Iranian IEDs".

Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, met with the Guard on Tuesday, telling them that "Americans imagine they are designing and making trouble against the guard, in fact against the revolution and Iran, but their evil designs will not harm" the force. Trump has been rightly slammed for counter-productive moves on Jerusalem, the occupied Golan Heights, immigration and trade.

The US may have a bone to pick with Iran, but labelling a state's military unit as "terrorists" is odd; even during the height of the Cold War the US did not use such terms for the Red Army, and vice versa.

China urged countries outside of the Mideast to "promote peace and stability. and avoid actions that may lead to further escalation of the situation". "The U.S. must take this into consideration".

A number of prominent Iraqi political parties maintain close ties to the IRGC, as do many Shiite militias.

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