Iran to place US Army on ‘terror list’ if Washington does the same

The US Army will land in the firm of jihadists on Iran’s record of terrorist organizations, ought to Washington declare the nation’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist group, Iranian lawmakers warned.

Any US assault in opposition to the IRGC can be met with robust “reciprocal measures,” 255 of the 290 Iranian lawmakers mentioned in a press release issued on Sunday, native media reported. The MPs warned that the response will make the “the leaders of America, who themselves are the creators and supporters of the terrorist teams in the area, remorse their silly actions.”

Reports that Washington is making ready to formally designate Iran’s elite army unit as a ‘terrorist organization’ appeared earlier this week.

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, who chairs the nationwide safety and international affairs committee in the Iranian parliament, defined that, as quickly as that occurs, the MPs will place the US Army on Iran’s record of terrorist organizations “along with Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIL].” A invoice permitting this has already been ready, he mentioned.

The decades-long battle between Tehran and Washington reignited final 12 months when President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program and re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic republic. Iran blasted the transfer as unlawful and vowed to retaliate.