TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Monday finalized a motion to support the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against a recent decision by the US to label the force as “a terrorist group”, the commission spokesman said.
Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Ali Najafi said during a meeting of the commission on Monday afternoon, which was attended by representatives of relevant organizations, the remaining parts of a motion to counteract the US move to blacklist the IRGC were discussed and approved.
“According to one of the items of the motion, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s administration is required to take reciprocal and decisive actions against terrorist acts of the American forces that endanger the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the framework of the Supreme National Security Council’s decisions,” the senior lawmaker stated.
He went on to say according to another item, the Iranian administration is obliged to protest and take legal action against the illegal decision of the US to label the IRGC as a terrorist organization at international levels through bilateral and multilateral consultations with other countries.
Last Monday, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington is designating the IRGC a foreign “terrorist organization”, marking the first time the US has formally labeled another country’s military a terrorist group.
Responding to the move, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council immediately declared the US as a state sponsor of terrorism and US forces in the region terrorists.
The SNSC said it has put CENTCOM on its terror list as a “reciprocal measure” against the US “illegal and unwise” move.