Trump's Decision to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal to Isolate US - Iranian Lawmaker
Oct 16 2017
Commenting on the sanctions against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Iranian lawmaker added that Iran itself had been a victim of terrorist attacks in the past, stressing she strongly believed Tehran had put all necessary efforts in the fight against this global threat.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the USA president announced sanctions on the IRGC.
"If the United States fails agreements on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, nothing will remain from the deal", Larijani said.
In his planned speech on October 15, Trump is expected to designate the IRGC as a "terrorist" organization.
Although the International Atomic Energy Agency, America's European allies and even his own administration say Iran is complying with the 2015 accord, Trump alled multiple violations of the agreement by Tehran.
Hatami said the "IRGC, the [Iranian] Army, and the country's other forces stand united and integrated in the face of the U.S. government's hostile and provocative policies and measures", according to a translation published in Iranian Front Page news.
"Any move to undermine this anti-terrorism organization will help the spread of terrorism and insecurity in the region and the world", he added.
While rolling out his new strategy toward Iran, the president adopted a more aggressive stance on the nuclear deal and the Iranian ballistic missiles.
According to a Farsi report by Alef news website, the top general noted the IRGC is an official institution with 40 years of experience in the Islamic Republic of Iran's establishment.
The nuclear agreement, however, is exclusively about Iran's nuclear activities and it does not incorporate non-nuclear issues.
The IRGC's chief commander, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday that Iran would treat USA troops like ISIL terrorists if the IRGC was designated as a terrorist organization by the US.