Oct 10, 2017, 12:50 PM
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Iran warns against blacklisting IRGC

Tehran, Oct 10, IRNA – A top Iranian official warned that any country that brands the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization would be treated itself as a terrorist country.

Talking to reporters in his weekly press conference, Iranian Government Spokesperson Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said Iran has a crystal clear stance regarding IRGC.

He said, 'IRGC is an official and revolutionary body in the Islamic Republic of Iran which has its roots in Islamic values.'

Referring to media reports on Washington's decision to blacklist IRGC, Nobakht said,' If so, Iran would treat US as a terrorist country.'

He described IRGC as a powerful and defensive force of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Saying that IRGC is the most trustworthy body, Nobakht added that the Iranian people would never forget the sacrifices made by IRGC forces in defending the Islamic Republic.

On Oct 8, the chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned that Iran will treat US troops like Daesh terrorists who will have to move their military bases farther from Iran's borders if Washington blacklists his force.

Jafari's warning came after reports that US President Donald Trump is expected to announce new measures against Iran, including the prospect of additional targeted sanctions and the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization.

'As we have announced in the past, if America's new law for sanctions is enforced, this country will have to move its regional bases outside the 2,000 km radius of the Iranian missiles' range,' the PressTV quoted him as saying.


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