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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DEVELOPING: President Trump Designates Iranian Revolutionary Guard a ‘Terror Organization’
President Trump moved to formally designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terror organization” Monday; ramping up pressure on the Islamic Republic as they continue to advance their nuclear and missile programs.
“The announcement, which officials said would put the military organization on the same level as terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, is the latest administration step to increase pressure on Iran,” reports Fox News.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed the President’s decision hours after the announcement; citing the group’s involvement in terror plots across the Middle East and beyond.
“This designation is a direct response to an outlaw regime and should surprise no one,” he said. “The IRGC masquerades as a legitimate military organization, but none of us should be fooled.”
“If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism. This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences,” added the President.
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HALEY UNCHAINED: Nikki Haley SLAMS UN for Total Silence on Hamas Attacks
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the UN Security Council this week over its total silence towards blatant Hamas attacks on Israeli citizens, saying the group is showcasing its “outrageous hypocrisy” towards the Jewish State.
Haley was speaking before the council Wednesday when she ripped the organization for completely ignoring the terror group’s rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli civilians, asking, “Who among us would accept 70 rockets launched into your country?”
Israeli Defense Forces unleashed a barrage of rockets and missiles on Hamas military bases this week after the terror organization launched over hundred Iranian-manufactured mortars towards southern Israel.