Zarif sends letter to Jordan FM over US anti-IRGC act

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to his counterpart in Jordan as regard US recent choice against the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC).

The letter was submitted by Iranian Chargé d’affaires in Jordan Esmail Yasini to managing director of Jordan Foreign Ministry for Middle East Affairs Maher Beik Tarawneh.

In the wake of the US hostile decision, Zarif has sent messages to his counterparts around the world.

The United States has been plotting anti-Iran measures for 40 years now, but the Iranian nation has stood against these measures and will strongly support the IRGC forces.

Earlier, Trump administration designated Iran’s IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization.

Meanwhile earlier, Majlis (Iranian Parliament) on Tuesday put the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and the forces, organizations and institutes under its command on the terrorist list, so any kind of cooperation with that is considered a terror act.

The bill was passed in order to counter the US move to weaken peace and security of the region and the entire world by labeling the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps which is a defense power of Iran as a terrorist group, to put CENTCOM on the terrorist group and any cooperation with that is considered a terrorist move by Iran.

Majlis also passed a bill providing national justice system with jurisdiction to prosecute the commanders of CENTCOM and the organizations and institute at its service. The bill was passed with 168 yes, 6 nays and 8 blank votes.

The bill demands the government and the Armed Forces take the necessary actions so that the US forces will not be able to use their power and facilities against the interests of Iran.

It also demands the Ministry of Intelligence and national intelligence apparatus to provide a list of all the commanders, institutes and organizations that work for CERNTCOM.

The bill required the national justice system to devise preparatory works to set up special court in three months for legal proceedings be held for the people on the list.

The Iranian parliament urged the Ministry of Foreign affair to use whatever legal, political and financial capacities at hand to try to close down the US military bases in the region and put an end to the US’ use of the regional countries’ equipment, financial sources and facilities.

Majlis also passed legislation that the countries supporting the US decision labeling the IRGC a terrorist group to be included in the legislation.