Head of Iran’s Guards: will increase capabilities after ‘laughable’ US move – state TV

Reuters – The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards dismissed Washington’s designation of the elite force as a terrorist organization and said on Tuesday the Guards would increase their military capabilities.

“This U.S. move was quite laughable since the Revolutionary Guards are in people’s hearts … The Revolutionary Guards will increase its defensive and offensive capabilities in coming year,” commander Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as saying by the state broadcaster.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Catherine Evans