Iran's IRGC to treat U.S. troops like Daesh if blacklisted

Iran deal negotiators to brief House Democrats

Iran deal negotiators to brief House Democrats

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the top commander of the IRGC issued a veiled threat saying that enforcing the law that passed both houses of the United States legislature with overwhelming bipartisan majorities would prompt Iran to "consider the American military all over the world, especially the Middle East, as equal to Daesh", referring to ISIS, the semi-official Iranian news agency, PressTV reported.

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also promised to give a "crushing" response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group.

The warning came days before US President Donald Trump announces a much-anticipated foreign policy plan on Iran.

His new Iran strategy is expected to include a terrorist designation for the Revolutionary Guards.

And Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC), warned USA military forces could be in danger of an Iranian missile attack if Washington doesn't back down.

"In the context of regional instability, France is vigilant on any actions that could exacerbate the current crises", foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne told a daily briefing, when asked if Paris backed putting the IRGC on a terrorism list.

His chilling warning comes after President Donald Trump was expected to announced plans to respond to Iran's missile programme and designate Iran's most powerful security force, the IRGC, as a terrorist organisation, as he rolls out a broader USA strategy on Iran. Qasemi added that the move would prompt a "firm, decisive and crushing" reaction from Iran. Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions and diplomatic incentives, but the deal has been heavily criticized by Trump, who repeatedly called it "the worst deal ever made".

Trump has threatened to "decertify" the Iran Deal implemented by former President Barack Obama.

In an interview that was aired on Saturday night, Trump accused Iran of "funding North Korea" and "doing things with North Korea that are totally inappropriate".

The JCPOA stands for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - the nuclear accord which Tehran reached with the United States and other countries in 2015 to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of sanctions.

Trump is also expected to designate IRGC a terrorist organization as part of his administration's broader hostile strategy against Iran.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the Iraqi invasion in 1980 which led to an eight-year-long war (1980-1988), Tehran, Iran 22 September 2013.

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