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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) by US President Donald Trump as another adventurism by Washington in the Middle East.
The Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno said Japan will not follow US in blacklisting the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with his deputies met and held talks with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Wednesday.
“The US knows that if it takes another step forward, it will suffer great distress,” Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry urges the United States and Iran to avoid escalation of tensions in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, the ministry’s spokesman Lu Kang said on Tuesday.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will make his first visit to Iran in this month according to Pakistani media.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Ghasemi vehemently condemned Saudi Arabia and Bahrain’s support for US designation of IRGC as a terrorist organization.
In a Wednesday statement, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps reacted to Trump’s decision to designate it as a foreign terrorist organization.
Making remarks about the US act of designating IRGC as a terrorist group, Top Military Aide to the Iranian Leader, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Wednesday that the announcement will shorten the life of the Zionist regime but will empower Iran.
Japanese refiners Idemitsu Kosan, Showa Shell and Cosmo Oil have yet to decide on their Iranian oil imports, following the latest US-Japan talks on Iranian sanctions, while Fuji Oil will consider procuring Iranian crude if Washington extends its sanctions waiver to Tokyo beyond May, company officials told S&P Global Platts Wednesday.