The Central Command of the United States, or CENTCOM, was named a terrorist group on Monday by the Supreme Council of National Security of Iran, according to state television.
The Council stated in a statement, the Fars agency reports that it has designated a military group in the Middle East and all its forces as terrorists, and also called the US "a supporter of terrorism".
TRIMP DESIGN OF IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY PROTECTION & # 39; & # 39; ORGANIZATION OF FOREIGN TERRORIST & # 39; & # 39; The Iranian administration called IRGC a foreign terrorist organization.
This is the first time that the United States has appointed an organization of another government to a terrorist organization by placing a group with large economic resources that is consistent with only the top Iranian leader
President Trump said it was an "unprecedented step" that "recognizes the reality that Iran not only as a sponsor of terrorism, but the fact that the IRGC is actively involved, finances and promotes terrorism as an instrument of public administration. "
He said that this step" underlines the fact that Iran's actions fundamentally differ from those of other governments " , and ahead "If you are working with the IRGC, you will finance terrorism, this action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences." Terrorist scenes said that the appointment recognizes "the basic reality."
"This appointment is direct response to the regime outlawed and will not surprise anyone, "he said." IRGC is masked as a legitimate military organization, but none of us should be deceived. "
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] The appointment imposes sanctions, which include the freezing of IRGC assets in the jurisdiction US and banning Americans from doing business with it. This move also allows the United States to ban people who found guards providing financial support or prosecuting them for violating sanctions.
The Pentagon and US intelligence agencies have expressed concern over the impact of this appointment if this step does not allow contact with foreign officials who may have met or communicated with the security service. These concerns have partially prevented previous administrations from taking this step, which has been under consideration for more than ten years.
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