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Iran Designates US Military As Terrorist Organization

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Just hours after President Trump formally designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization, Iran’s foreign ministry has put forward a bill placing US Central Command on a list of organizations designated as terrorists, akin to Daesh.

Iran Designates US Military As Terrorist Organization

Statement from the President on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Today, I am formally announcing my Administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.  The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign.

This designation will be the first time that the United States has ever named a part of another government as a FTO.  It underscores the fact that Iran’s actions are fundamentally different from those of other governments.  This action will significantly expand the scope and scale of our maximum pressure on the Iranian regime.  It makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with, or providing support to, the IRGC.  If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism.

This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences.  We will continue to increase financial pressure and raise the costs on the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist activity until it abandons its malign and outlaw behavior.

But, as Sputnik News reports, the Iranian Foreign Ministry responded to the designation on Monday, recommending that President Hassan Rouhani designate US Central Command (US CENTCOM), a US military theatre-level command whose area of responsibility includes the Middle East, on the list of organisations designated as terrorists by Iran.

Previously, the Iranian Foreign Minister noted that those US officials who advocated IRGC blacklisting, “seek to drag the US into a quagmire”.

“#NetanyahuFirsters who have long agitated for FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organisation) of the IRGC fully understand its consequences for US forces in the region. In fact, they seek to drag the US into a quagmire on his behalf,” Mohammed Javad Zarif said on his Twitter account. “@realDonaldTrump should know better than to be conned into another US disaster.”

Iranian officials previously warned that the IRGC’s inclusion on the US terror list would be a “mistake” which would prompt Tehran to equate the US military with Daesh (ISIS). Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said a bill to this effect had already been prepared.

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  • Pave Way IV

    Netanyahu: “That’s right, Donald.. Say it… just like I told you to say it. Remember, the US is Israel’s little bitch. Your citizens owe us for the Holocaust, and now you must send your sons and daughters to die for the Israeli state. Well, not YOUR son or daughter… I mean the little peoples’ sons and daughters. Trust the plan: attack Iran. KILL ALL IRANIANS TO PROTECT YOUR ISRAELI MASTERS.

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  • JHK

    In japan its illegal to send funds to North Korea and Iran, but it should be illegal for any japanese to send anything to america instead.

    Also any Muslim Brotherhood or AlQaeda affiliated should be removed from any lists and trump obama bush even clinton and that cuck jimmy carter should be placed on terror lists and hanged by Native Americans.

    And Taliban should be given the Noble Peace Prize for being the Prophesied Taloqan.

    And google, amazon, starbucks, coca cola, goldman sachs, halliburton, and any other criminal corporation of our choosing should be retroactively charged with mischief, conspiracy to commit murder, and promoting communism.

    Anyone who opposes should be bludgeoned corporally, and any lgbt promoting who dares stick their head up should be violently targetted starting at the top, like ghosn, all the corporate chairmen should get the electric chair, all the big pharma lethal injection, and all the politician cucks need to be tied to iron crosses and broken to pieces.

    And no more free ride for secular supporters of the Axis. Weve already surpassed critical momentum or whatever its called. Its time to smash this through run a huge stake through the chest of these extremely irritating vampires.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      k go for it.

  • Mr Bray

    PLEASE people, before this ignorance kills me – can at least one of you begin to THINK IN LEGAL TERMS and begin to comprehend just how serious this is!

    The word / designation ‘Terrorist’ is not just a descriptive – it is a LEGAL TERM under domestic and international laws and aggreements.

    If you want to get behind what is going on here you should begin by looking at legal history and the legal aspects of War, firstly considering International Laws and Treaties (plus military conventions and accords), and then domestic laws / acts / etc.

    England / Britain was the first nation to use this word in the legal context of stripping undesirable or problematic / militant individuals and groups of ALL rights and ALL protections afforded to them by centuries of International agreements.

    The US went further following 9/11. They showed the world how one simple word could (apparently) free them to use violence and murder and commit grave war crimes – yet escape prosecution for WAR CRIMES and prosecution for Incitment to war, prosecution for failure to protect civilian lives, failure to protect civillian infrastructure, failure to take or protect Prisoners of War, and and many other illegal and criminal acts – including using banned munitions.

    Legal Weasel words such as ‘Kenetic action’ and ‘Humanitarian Intervention’ are used instead of ‘WAR’ in an attempt to escape the legal implications of DECLARING a War – which is not done today.

    THIS IS MASSIVELY IMPORTANT – The US, by designating the Iranian military as ‘Terrorist’ is a declaration of the following:
    The US will not abide by any International Laws, agreements, Treatyies, or Conventions (including the Genevea and Haig Conventions!).
    The US will use all any methods, tactics and weapons (including those banned or otherwise illegal) to fight the Iranians, and they will NOT take care of any wounded or any Prisoners, and will NOT protect any civillians or civillian infrasture (including medical hospitals and evacuation ships).

    The US is attempting to circumvent, by apparent and bogus imperial decree no less, the very laws that even the harshest of enemies during WW1 and WW2 sought to follow – and then to escape international criminal prosecution!

    The Iranians, by designating the US military also as ‘Terrorists’ have indicated that if no prisoners are to be taken, no international laws are to be followed, and no quarter or mercy given to the wounded or civillians alike – then they too are prepared for that ‘Game’.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      they are very welcome to try and do what you think they do and we see where they end up. Beside the fact none really any more give a shit what the uk.usrael is saying. the push back has began and is a matter of time this morons will understand that is a biog price to be paid as they are going against nations they can not only push back but inflict more pain to them than they can give. a punch of perverts and queers.

    • paul ( original )

      Thought provoking comment, which has me thinking. By designating the IRGC as terrorist then does not that mean that the USA will feel free to assassinate any of its members as it does with other such designated organisations? I think the line of logic is clear and such attacks might well be forthcoming. However, the Iranian response is probably more symbolic and I would not expect assassinations to be part of the plan.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        no the plan is to demolish what ever interest west has in ME and their allies. But that is a “secret document“ that has yet to be released

      • Concrete Mike

        This is the cowardly way to declare war!

        • paul ( original )

          Yes a good way to put it, though I would perhaps use the word devious .

    • BL

      The US was already doing all those things, US did not need this Netanyahu appeaser law to do anything they haven’t already done.

    • Concrete Mike

      I agree with you, this is draconian repression.

      Most of these “terror” groups are under control of our intel agencies.

      So all of this is a manufactured crisis.

      Cui Bono??

    • Lazy Gamer

      Seems like we are all being rushed to another escalation in the Middle East

    • Pave Way IV

      “…The US is attempting to circumvent, by apparent and bogus imperial decree no less, the very laws that even the harshest of enemies during WW1 and WW2 sought to follow – and then to escape international criminal prosecution!”

      Yeah, well… armies of lawyers and “international criminal prosecution” is just a bit over-rated, isn’t it? All the Italian partisans needed was a gas station for their immoral ‘leaders’.
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    • goingbrokes

      You’re right, US declaring someone a terrorist frees them to do almost anything they want without any restraint. Someone wants to create a blood-path.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    There is a large second of the American people that do not want a single US solder stationed anywhere.
    We believe the US should ave never gotten involved in the First or second or Korean or Vietnam or Iraqi or Afghan war at all. We are the true America First and America Only. Because our only business lays within the borders of America. We do not believe in Israel being first or second or third or anything. We want to leave the UN and UK and NATO behind and only worry about our own nation. Trump is anti-America.
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    • Promitheas Apollonious

      is good what you saying in principle, but also you sound as one who either pretend is asleep as far reality goes, or worst, pretend he is asleep. I wonder how long it take you to figure out that is not a single politician in usa that is not owned.

    • Smaug

      You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        Be specific, not vague.

    • Enver Hoxha

      Glad to see I’m not the only one in the US who would vote Yang above all others (not that we really have much of a choice) and also hates how the warmongering corporations keep inserting warhawks into our political parties through their party committees. This nonstop foreign intervention needs to end. And also, how dare the establishment accuse everyone else but them selves for creating their own enemies. It has already been know that the US created AQ and ISIS. Al Tanaf and the dead army rangers who fought along side AQ in Syria is irrefutable evidence.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        We could not be in more agreement.
        Sometimes I think I offend here, and I truly do not mean to. So much has gone wrong for so many people in this world and a disproportionate chunk of that has come from a few groups working together (one of the being the US-war hawks)
        We Americans are to often presented with such poor choices. Much of the world hates us for these choices, but the common man is always trying to pick the lessor of the two evils. I for one still think that Hillary would have been worse them trump, though trump has turned out to be a lot worse then he marketed himself to be.
        Because of this trump will not be reelected at all.
        Andrew Yang is not the best man in our nation for the job, but he is probably the best man who we ‘have a choice’ for the job.
        So yes, like you and I you will be surprised. Millions of both left and right will be voting for Andrew Yang. We will not like all of his policies, but hopefully just maybe he will end at least have of these insane wars. Balance the budget and end the zionist push to place all Goyim’s under a single government to be more easily controlled.
        Obviously that is not everything that needs to be done, but that is a start.
        We also need to bring the military industrial complex under the control of the people. State governments need to hold power of the FED. And the CIA needs to be striped and reduced back down to a manageable size that is forced to abide by laws.
        Anyway, I am not really saying this to you as you know this stuff. But more for others to read and have a better understanding of what millions of Patriots really want.
        It is zionist media that makes us out to be something that we are not.
        We are actually very rational and our nation has been conquered just as others have.
        We Americans ourselves are also victims of the same perpetrators who ruined Iran and Libya and Syria. We are all the victims here by the hands of the same jokesters.

  • Smaug
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  • iosongasingsing

    The world nuclear war is approaching. Until Russia will accept to see all its allies destroyed?

  • Raptar Driver

    About time someone acknowledges the truth!

  • d’Artagnan

    Internal Iranian policy fragmentation and lack of coherent policies to turn the heat on US occupation forces in Iraq and Syria have added to American arrogance. Iran needs a credible foreign policy and create alliances or will get rolled over. Iranian policies or lack of them are quite baffling, Iran started a toothless nuclear program, invited pushing sanctions, isolation and did not even have a weapons program. Iran is virtually defenceless as America and Israel are baying for blood. Any rational nation facing existential threat would have focused on developing a nuclear deterrent, like North Korea has done.

    • verner

      credible foreign policy – what a load of crap. iran seems to be rather happy remaining in the middle east and with no apparent ambitions to increase the country geographically or otherwise, not even during the iraq iran war since that war was instigated by the washington morons. and now being faced with the aggressions of the squatters occupying palestinian land, it is reasonable to assume that those aggressive behaviour is forcing iran to a more active role.

      it seems that iran has established a good relation with russia and you can expect that russia will continue to deliver high tech weapons to the country, in barter deals with iranian oil that russia can trade on russian keels down the african east coast uzw, just like they did during the previous sanctions regime. iran has also established a working relation with turkey and there is an alliance which includes qatar which shares the south pars gas-field with iran and that alliance is rather anxious to set things right in the middle east, like evicting the squatters for good, build the gasline from the south pars/iran/iraq/syria/turkey and then to europe.

      and do not for one second think that Putin is looking out for the squatters since they in his eyes are just that ‘squatters’ and saudi won’t do anything physical against iran since that would mean an end to saudi’s oil exports for a long long time and qatar is looking out to hurt kushner/squatters since he apparently twisted the qatari arm to pay 1 billion bucks so the kushner real estate company could be saved. so all in all, it’s stackingup against the squatters, fortunately.

  • verner

    I hope it means that it is open season on american soldiers anywhere, at least if you are iranian,

  • Gregory Casey

    The US military IS Daesh / ISIL. Always was and always will be. Similarly with al Qaeda / al Nusra / Nusra Front. All parts of the same war-machine with the ignition switch sitting in the Pentagon & key-holder sitting in the White House.