TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria and the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, strongly censored Washington’s decision to label the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group”.
On Monday, an unnamed official at Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Damascus vehemently condemns the US government’s designation of the IRGC as a terrorist group, describing it as a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Iran, SANA news agency reported.
The official added that the US administration’s “irresponsible step” was part of the declared war launched by the US against Iran.
“The US measure is a legion of honor for and recognition of the pioneering role of the IRGC in defending Iran’s sovereignty and its … important role in the resistance front,” the source added.
Hamas Spokesman Hazem Qassem, in a tweet on Monday, also slammed the US decision and said, “The United States, which sponsors the largest group of terrorists in the world, embodied by … Israel, continues its arrogance and spreads the terrorist charge to others”.
The Trump administration on Monday labeled IRGC as a “terrorist group”. Later in the day, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council in turn designated US forces in West Asia, known as the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), as a terrorist organization.