IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to Russian Federation referred to US President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, and said the US proved that it has taken no lesson of its defeats over decades.
Following its unilateral acts, the US once again showed it is not committed to international regulations and norms, Mehdi Sanaei said.
The US decision to blacklist IRGC which is a part of country’s structure and the symbol of fighting terrorism in the region indicates that the US has learned nothing of its failures.
He noted that the US recent choice is a strategic and political mistake.
The United States has been plotting anti-Iran measures for forty years now, but the Iranian nation has stood against these measures and will strongly support the IRGC forces.
On Monday, Trump administration designated Iran’s IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization.
Earlier in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani who also heads the Supreme National Security Council, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested that this council to enlist the US Central Command (CENTCOM) in its terror list.
The US Central Command is responsible for defending and promoting US interests in 20 nations in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and the strategic waterways that surround them.
Zarif in its letter referred to the US military forces’ covert and open support for the terrorist groups in the region and their direct interference in terror activities and offered the Supreme National Security Council to enlist CENTCOM in its terror list according to the Iranian parliament’s ‘Bill against US Adventurist and Terrorist Activities in the Region”.