Iran won’t be attacking American troops, despite US listing IRGC as terror group – top MP

Washington’s latest decision to include the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) into the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations “shows that the Americans are backing terrorism,” Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, chairman of the parliament’s national security committee, told RIA Novosti.

But it doesn’t mean that we are taking steps towards killing American soldiers

Iranian leaders responded angrily to US President Donald Trump’s designation, which marks the first time the US has labeled part of a foreign military a terrorist group. President Hassan Rouhani, for instance, said the US was the “leader of world terrorism.” His government also hit back, naming US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization.

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The move “wasn’t a declaration of war against America,” Falahatpisheh explained. He did not believe the standoff will eventually lead to a confrontation between Washington and Tehran.

Meanwhile in Tehran, MPs from various factions came on Tuesday wearing a dark green IRGC uniform in a show of solidarity with the elite force. After chanting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans, emotive speeches were given denouncing Trump’s decision.

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