TEHRAN, IRAN – Singing "Death to America," Iranian parliamentarians convened an open parliamentary sitting on Tuesday after the White House decided to appoint an elite paramilitary Iranian Revolutionary Guard to a foreign terrorist organization. an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that could provoke retaliation and complicate the work of Americans with allies in the region.
The High Council of National Security of Iran immediately responded by appointing the Central Command of the United States, also known as CENTCOM, and all its forces as terrorists, and denoting the United States as a "supporter of terrorism".
This was the first time that the United States has identified the sub-government of another government as a terrorist organization by putting a group with large economic resources that are consistent with only the supreme leader of Iran in the same category as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State Group .
In Tehran, the official agency of Fars Many of the deputies had the form of a guard as a sign of support of the forces, since they were summoned to a session of the parliament devoted to the National Day of the Revolutionary Guard, which follows the lunar calendar. This year it coincides with the holiday of April 9, known as the "Nuclear Day".
Chairman of the Parliament Ali Larijani condemned the US decision as "the culmination of stupidity and ignorance." Representative of the Supreme Council of National Security Kayvan Khosravi said that in the future "any unusual step of the American forces in the region will be perceived as the behavior of the terrorist group."
Iranian newspapers reported that the United States was moving along with militant comments on the front pages of the newspaper.
Daily Javan stated that any attacks on the bases and revolutionary guards would be "recognized as law" "Iran would answer. A solid Kayhan newspaper said that it provided Iran with "permission" to kill American servicemen.
The Iranian state-run daily took a step further by stating that the American step was "a designation of the entire Iranian people" as a terrorist. 19659005] The Shargh Daily, the reformist newspaper, described it as "the last card" of President Donald Trump against Iran. Trump last year pulled America out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and again imposed sanctions on the country. Iran's most important oil sector
On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani made dozens of uncertain "achievements" in nuclear technology that he makes annually, marking Iran's nuclear energy day. This time, he stressed that the start of the installation of a chain of advanced centrifuges on the uranium enrichment in the central city of Natanz, as well as the addition to the underground Ford.
On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the appointment of the Revolutionary Guard aims to increase pressure on Iran, to isolate it further and to divert some financial resources that it uses to finance terrorism and militant activities in the Middle East and beyond.
In response to the Iranian response, it complicates the delicate balance of US personnel in at least two key countries, Iraq and Lebanon. Iraq has prominent Shiite militias affiliated with Iran, and its government has strong ties with Iran. In Lebanon, armed with Iran, the Hezbollah militant group is in parliament and in government.