TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Al-Nujaba and Kata’ib Hezbollah, two major Shiite resistance groups in Iraq, strongly condemned the US’ decision to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group” and expressed solidarity with the Iranian nation.

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Nujaba spokesman Hashim al-Mousawi said on Tuesday that the blacklisting is part of a unilateral American campaign of sanctions already targeting Iran and the IRGC.

He further censured the US for using the issue of terrorism as a tool to pile pressure on other countries and wage psychological warfare against them, according to Press TV.

The official further stressed that the designation will have no impact on the approach of Iraq’s Islamic resistance groups towards neighboring Iran.

Similarly, the fellow Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah group condemned the blacklisting of the IRGC, saying the term ‘state sponsor of terror’ best describes the United States itself because it has a history full of evil and crimes against world nations, including Iraq.

The belligerent US policy against Iran, Islam and the resistance front will leave no option other than resistance in the face of Washington’s acts of aggression, the group said in a statement.

Kata’ib Hezbollah also expressed its solidarity with the Iranian nation in the face of the unilateral and oppressive US sanctions, which it said are supported by the criminal regimes in Tel Aviv and Riyadh.

It further warned that the US military presence in Iraq poses a threat to the national security of the country and its neighbors, urging the Baghdad government to stop cooperation with the Americans, Zionists and Saudis.

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.