U.S. expected to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

2018 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade in Tehran marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. File

Iranian officials have cautioned the United States against pushing ahead with a rumoured move to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a "terrorist" group, warning it could destabilise the region and draw a tit-for-tat response.

Writing on Twitter, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, head of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, said Tehran would add the United States army to "the terrorist blacklist alongside Daesh" if the USA blacklisted the IRGC.

The United States will designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation, an unprecedented move that will ramp up pressure on the elite force, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The Wall Street Journal reported this development on Friday, citing USA officials.

However, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, is among those at the top of the USA defense establishment who have concerns about taking the step, says the Wall Street Journal, noting that various officials have voiced the fear that US forces in the region could be endangered.

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IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in 2017 that if Trump went ahead with the long-anticipated move, "then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world".

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition, formerly Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Breitbart News National Security editor, appeared on Breitbart News Daily in 2017 and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to act against the IRGC.

"We will answer any action taken against this force with a reciprocal action", a statement issued by 255 out of the 290 Iranian lawmakers said, according to IRNA, the Iranian state news agency. They pledged to respond in kind against any action taken by the USA against Iran's armed forces.

"The IRGC is already fully sanctioned and this escalation absolutely endangers our troops in the region". The nuclear agreement envisaged the gradual lifting of sanctions in return for Iran keeping its nuclear programme peaceful.

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