Iranian lawmakers approved new legislation Tuesday that labels American military personnel operating in the Middle East as “terrorists” in response to the Trump administration’s decision to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a “foreign terror organization.”
“Iran’s lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill labeling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect,” reports the Associated Press.
“During the debate, some hard-liner lawmakers had demanded listing the entire U.S. army and security forces as terrorist,” adds the report.
The Trump administration’s decision to label the IRGC as a “terror” organization enables the White House to unleash a series of crippling new sanctions against Iran and those doing business with the Islamic Republic.
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