Iran Warns Trump

Oct 14, 2017

President Trump has been warned by Iranian officials not to officially designate “Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.” Iran has threatened a “crushing” response if the president follows through on the designation. “If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Guards a terrorist group, then the Guards will consider the American army to be like Daesh all around the world particularly in the Middle East,” said Iranian General Jafari. A spokesman for the Iranian government said that the IRGC is an “anti-terrorist force.” Iran said that the IRGC aids “oppressed people across the world.” In 2016, the IRGC “captured and humiliated 10 U.S. Navy sailors after their two ships drifted into Iranian waters.” The Americans were released the following day. The Pentagon has warned that Iran is using the IRGC to infiltrate Latin America. Ever since President Trump became president, the Iranians have feared that he would use his power to label the IRGC as a terrorist organization.