Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that if the United States designates the IRGC as a terrorist organization that they will, in turn, designate the United States military as a terrorist group.
“The Islamic Republic (of Iran) sees implementation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal and as we have declared in the past too, if the US new sanctions act comes into action, the country (the US) should transfer its regional bases to 2,000km away, that is as far as the range of Iranian missiles,” General Jafari said on Sunday.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran intends to solve the regional issues somewhere else other than the negotiating table; (the US should know that) there is (absolutely) nothing and no one to negotiate about or with,” the IRGC chief commander stressed.
“The Americans should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran will use the opportunity provided by the Trump administration’s stupid behavior towards the nuclear deal to make a leap in its conventional defense, missile and regional programs,” he added.
“If reports prove to be true that the stupid US administration intends to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization, then the IRGC will also specify the US army as a group (and target) like ISIL in all parts of the world, specially the Middle-East,” Jafari said.
Just last week an undisclosed U.S. official told the Financial Times that President Trump planned to designate them as such here in the next week or so along with getting rid of the Iranian nuclear deal created under former President Obama.
The commander also stated that should the United States place new sanctions on Iran that it would be smart for the U.S. to “transfer its regional bases to 2,000km away, that is as far as the range of Iranian missiles.”