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US Senator to Pompeo: You Have No ‘Permission’ for War with Iran

US Senator to Pompeo: You Have No ‘Permission’ for War with Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – US Republican Senator Rand Paul told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he has “no permission” to go to war with Iran. - Politics news - Paul spoke directly to Pompeo during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. He asked Pompeo if the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which allowed for US troops to fight entities...

Palestinian Groups, Iraq’s Hezbollah Voice Support for Iran’s IRGC

Palestinian Groups, Iraq’s Hezbollah Voice Support for Iran’s IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Palestinian groups of Hamas and Islamic Jihad Movement as well as Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba strongly condemned a recent decision by the US administration to label the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as “a terrorist group”. - Politics news - In a statement released on Wednesday, the secretary general of the Islamic Jihad Movement said...

IRGC Vows to Boost Military Power, Regional Clout after US Blacklisting

IRGC Vows to Boost Military Power, Regional Clout after US Blacklisting

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) described the US decision to label it a “terrorist group” as yet another episode in the series of US defeats, saying the hostile move has strengthened its resolve to enhance its military power and regional might. - Politics news - In a statement on Wednesday, the IRGC denounced the “illegal, unconventional and...

Iran’s President: IRGC Defending Regional Security, Combatting Terrorism

Iran’s President: IRGC Defending Regional Security, Combatting Terrorism

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the major role of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in promoting security in the Middle East and said the force is at the front line of the war on terrorism. - Politics news - Addressing a cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani deplored the recent move by the US to label the IRGC as “a terrorist...

Iran Raps Saudi, Bahraini Support for US Blacklisting of IRGC

Iran Raps Saudi, Bahraini Support for US Blacklisting of IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman took a swipe at Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for welcoming the US decision to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps a “terrorist group”, reminding Riyadh and Manama that such worthless stances could not hide their role in sponsoring terrorism. - Politics news - In a statement on Wednesday, Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned...

Iran’s Top General Warns Harsh Response to US Forces in West Asia

Iran’s Top General Warns Harsh Response to US Forces in West Asia

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned that the Islamic Republic would harshly respond to any wrong move by the US forces in West Asia, which Iran, in a reciprocal move, designated as terrorists. - Politics news - “That the IRGC… becomes subject to the wrath of criminal America, which desperately and from a position...

Japan Says Not to Follow US in Blacklisting IRGC

Japan Says Not to Follow US in Blacklisting IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japan would not follow the United States in labeling Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist group”. - Politics news - Japan has forged close ties with Iran and does not intend to toe the line on Washington’s recent move to blacklist IRGC, Kono told reporters on Tuesday, NHK World News...

Commander Calls US Blacklisting of IRGC ‘Laughable’

Commander Calls US Blacklisting of IRGC ‘Laughable’

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari shrugged off a recent decision by the US administration to label the IRGC as a “terrorist group”, describing it as “very laughable”.   - Politics news - “This action by the Americans is very laughable because the IRGC is in the hearts of the (Iranian) people and our...

Iranian President Highlights IRGC’s Role in War on Terror

Iranian President Highlights IRGC’s Role in War on Terror

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said at least two regional nations would have fallen to Daesh (ISIL) terrorists if the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had not stepped in, stressing that Tehran seeks to maintain regional security and avert tensions. - Politics news - In a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, Rouhani...

Spokesman Advises US to Open Eyes to Realities in Iran

Spokesman Advises US to Open Eyes to Realities in Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson urged Washington to open its eyes to the realities of the Islamic Republic after 39 years of severance of diplomatic and business ties with Iran. - Politics news - In an opinion piece, Bahram Qassemi slammed the US for ignoring the realities of Iran and continuing its hostile measures against the Iranian nation. “Is it possible...