Will treat U.S. troops like 'Daesh' if blacklisted: Iran's IRGC

Marsha Scott
October 9, 2017

His remarks came few hours after IRGC top Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said imposition of new sanctions by Washington against Iran means a United States withdrawal from the nuclear deal, and warned that the USA should leave the region and stay 2,000km away from Iran if the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) comes into effect.

If the United States were to "stupidly" take that step, it should perhaps consider moving its military bases outside the 2,000km range of Iranian missiles, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari suggested, in remarks carried by the IRGC's website.

"If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East", Jafari said, according to Tasnim.

"The behavior of the U.S. toward Iran shows that we can't base our foreign policy on the nuclear agreement alone".

The IRGC chief warned on Sunday that if Donald Trump's administration designates the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist organization then the IRGC will consider the USA troops like Daesh.

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"America's conduct proved that we can not develop our foreign relations by exclusively relying on JCPOA", Jafari said, using an abbreviation that stands for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name of the accord.

Washington should know that Iran will use the opportunity provided by (US Presdient) Donald Trump Administration's lunatic conduct of the JCPOA to boost its missile program as well as it regional and conventional defense plans, Jaafari said.

But Trump is expected to announce new measures against Iran, including the prospect of additional targeted sanctions, the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization and the adoption of a tougher stance on Iranian proxies in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Washington says that Iran's missile program is threatening the regional and global peace.

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