Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:34 WIB |
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced the United States Tuesday as the actual "head of global terrorism," one day after the U.S. designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization. The move was the first time the U.S. designated part of another government as a terrorist organization.
The U.S. action, which takes effect next week and includes the IRGC's elite secretive Quds Force, means it will be a federal crime to provide any type of support to the IRGC.
Rouhani said the U.S. designation would only bolster the reputation of the Revolutionary Guards and promote harmony among Iranians.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed a group of guards Tuesday, describing the U.S. action as a "vicious move" that "will bear no fruit." After Iran's legislature convened for an open session in Tehran Tuesday, lawmakers dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanted, "Death to America."
Source : VOA