Iranian nation to disappoint US: President’s chief of staff

IRNA – Iranian nation will disappoint the US, the Zionists and their supporters, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff said on Saturday.

Speaking in a local ceremony, Chief of Staff of the Iranian President Mahmoud Vaezi pointed to the US’ unilateral sanctions against Iran and noted that despite all the difficulties caused by the sanctions, the nation can overcome problems and would disappoint the US, the Zionists and their supporters.

The recent US’ unwise move against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was condemned by all people and forged solidarity among the people, he added.

The official noted that dividing the people in Iran is the aim of the US measures against IRGC.

In reaction to the US designation, Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad said the US move against the IRGC at a time when the Iranian military body is helping the flood-hit people with all in power is a gift to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu to assist him in the elections.

The latest anti-Iran move of Trump was also met with fierce reactions from Iranian officials.

Foreign Minister Zarif recommended that Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) should add American forces in West Asia, known as the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), to its terrorist groups’ list.

In a letter to President Hassan Rouhani, he also called for a retaliatory move by labeling the United States Central Command as a terrorist organization and the US government as a terrorist sponsor.

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

In a related development, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh announced on April 8 before the US anti-IRGC decision that the Iranian parliament has prepared a double-urgency bill which will be approved in case the US takes possible measures against the IRGC.

Falahatpisheh said that if it happens, Iran declares the US military forces as a terrorist group like Daesh (ISIS).

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

To support the IRGC, 255 out of 290 Iranian lawmakers issued a statement on April 8, stressing that the Majlis will respond reciprocally to any measure against IRGC as part of the Iranian military forces.

Majlis through its statement described IRGC as one of the great achievements gained after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.