Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cautioned against the repercussions of a planned move by the US to designate the Iranian Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, claiming the IRGC is popular not only in Iran but also in regional countries, according to Iranian local press sources.
As the US administration tightens the noose around Mullah's regime's neck, Rouhani said that “the IRGC is not just a military unit, but it has been in the hearts of the (Iranian) people and has defended our national interests in all times of danger”.
Rouhani's statement comes as the IRGC and its Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria have devastated Iraq and Syria.
The Iranian President further claimed that IRGC is also popular in Iraq because it has saved Baghdad, among Iraq’s Kurds because it has saved Erbil, and among the Syrian and Lebanese people because of its major efforts to combat terrorism.
US President Donald
Trump is expected on October 15 to “decertify” a landmark 2015 international
deal about Iran’s nuclear program, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of
Trump is also expected to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization, as he rolls out a broader US strategy on Iran.