Iran Warns U.S. Of ‘Dangerous Consequences’ As Saudi Arabia And Israel Back U.S. Move
- Iran Warns U.S. Of ‘Dangerous Consequences’ As Saudi Arabia And Israel Back U.S. Move
by Zak Doffman, https://www.forbes.com/
On Monday, the U.S. government took the “historic step” to designate part of the Iranian government a terrorist organization. “The State Department intends to designate as a Foreign Terrorist Organization the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety, including the Qods Force,” read the statement. This is the first time the U.S. has taken this step against a foreign government entity.
In their own statement, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council responded by condemning the “illegal and dangerous” move by the U.S. regime as a “major threat to regional and international peace and security and a blatant violation of the compelling rules of international law and the United Nations Charter.” The Council warned that the U.S. “will be responsible for dangerous consequences of this adventurist measure.” Later reports confirmed that Iran had reciprocated in kind, branding the U.S. a terrorist sponsor and part of its military a terrorist organization.
As the tit for tat played out, Trita Parsi the president of the National Iranian American Council, was quoted in the Financial Times saying that “the unprecedented decision to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization will not put any significant additional economic pressures on Iran,” but it does “close yet another potential door for peacefully resolving tensions with Iran. Once all doors are closed, and diplomacy is rendered impossible, war will essentially become inevitable.”
Both Saudi Arabia and Israel expressed support for Washington’s move against Teheran.