US angry at IRGC over battle with Daesh: Iranian official

Tasnim – A former Iranian foreign minister attributed the US plan to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist organization to the IRGC’s effectual war against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group which he said benefits from the backing of Washington.

Without the IRGC’s advisory support for Baghdad and Damascus, Daesh would have undoubtedly dominated Iraq and Syria, Head of the Founding Council and Board of Trustees of the Islamic Azad University Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, after a meeting with Syria’s ambassador to Iran.

That is why the Americans, namely the sponsors of Daesh militants, are angry at the IRGC, he said, adding that they are unable to harm the IRGC, underlining the Iranian nation’s unity and support for the IRGC and the country’s territorial integrity.

In comments on Sunday, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said if speculations about the US administration’s “stupid decision” to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization are true, the IRGC will in turn treat the US military around the world, particularly in the Middle East, as Daesh (ISIL) forces.