State media quoted IRGC commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying that if the U.S. introduces new punitive measures under legislation signed by President Trump last August, the U.S. had better “transfer its regional bases to 2,000 kilometers away – that is, as far as the range of Iranian missiles.”
Both Jafari and other senior Iranian officials also warned against any additional move to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization. Unnamed U.S. officials cited in news reports suggest this may be on the cards.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s foreign policy adviser went to far as to say that the Islamic Republic of Iran would not exist if not for the IRGC.
The adviser, former foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, called the IRGC a “holy” institution, without which the Assad regime and Iraqi governments would by now have been toppled; leaving ISIS in control of Baghdad and Damascus.
Before this time next week, Trump is required by law to report to Congress on whether Iran is complying with its obligations under the nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).Read more at CNSNews