Iran’s Parliament Labels U.S. Forces In West Asia As “Terrorist Group”

Iran’s Parliament Labels U.S. Forces In West Asia As “Terrorist Group”

TEHRAN, Iran, April 24 (NNN-IRNA) – The Iranian parliament, on Tuesday, passed a bill blacklisting the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces in West Asia, as a “terrorist group.”

The decision by the Iranian lawmakers followed the recent move by the United States, to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) a “foreign terrorist organisation.”

Under Iranian law, “CENTCOM, as well as, the forces, organisations and bodies under its command, are declared terrorist organisations,” according to Press TV.

“Providing any assistance, including military, intelligence, financial, technical, educational, administrative and logistical, to these forces, in order to counter the IRGC and the Islamic Republic of Iran, amounts to collaboration in an act of terror,” the report said, citing Iranian law.

On April 8, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, announced the U.S. forces in West Asia as a “terrorist group.”

The tensions between Iran and the U.S. have been rising, following the U.S. decision to designate the IRGC as a terror group, and the latest move, to end exemptions from U.S. sanctions, for countries importing Iranian oil in May.– NNN-IRNA


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