Envoy: US anti-IRGC stance due to ISIS defeat in region

IRNA – Ambassador of Iran in Baghdad insisted that what caused the US’ hatred and hostility towards the IRGC and the recent action against this force is the role of the IRGC to defeat terrorism in the region.

Iraj Masjedi at a ceremony at the embassy in Baghdad referred to the Revolutionary Guards Day, described the support of the Iranian people and the human capital of this power and its elites as the largest capital of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Referring to the US action to include the Revolutionary Guard in its list of terrorism, he said that the support of the Revolution Guards by all the Iranian people over the past two days exponentially showed the illogical actions of the US government and Trump.

Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad said that the great Iranian people stated that they were all members of the Revolution Guards, and today the IRGC is the entire nation of Iran and these factors that each day have made the IRGC more powerful and a model of success.

Masjedi highlighted that Trump’s action against the Revolution Guards led all Iranians to declare solidarity, and this is a clear message to global arrogance.

The high-ranking official noted the reason for the US and Zionist hostility with the Revolutionary Guards is that the Corps has defeated terrorism in the region, and ceased the opportunity to continue the discord and internal conflicts, and the sale of weapons and the presence and influence of the arrogant powers.

US President Donald Trump on Monday officially labeled IRGC, a part of Iran’s Armed Forces, a terrorist organization.

This is while, the Iranian forces in coordination with the governments of Iraq and Syria have played a military advisory role in fighting the terrorist group in both countries.

Iraq officially announced the defeat of Daesh in 2017, while Syria has managed to retake most of the fallen areas from the terrorists.

The latest anti-Iran move of Trump received fierce reactions from the Iranian officials. The country’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani called for a retaliatory move by labeling the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization and the US government as a terrorist sponsor.

Zarif also called the move as ‘another misguided election-eve gift to Netanyahu’.

The members of the Iranian parliament at Tuesday’s session, coincided with the Iranian national day of Guards, showed up in official uniforms of IRGC to announce their support and solidarity with the forces.