Tehran, April 8: Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday urged President Hassan Rouhani to place US forces in the region on Tehran's list of "terrorist" groups, the foreign ministry said.
The foreign minister requested the move against US Central Command (CENTCOM), which has forces stationed from Central Asia to Egypt. USA Designates Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps As ‘Terrorist Organisation’.
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The use of terrorism is central to the Iranian regime’s foreign policy. The designation of IRGC, incl. Qods Force, will help starve the regime of the means to execute this destructive policy. Maximum pressure will be unrelenting until Iran’s regime abandons its deadly ambitions.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 8, 2019
The announcement came shortly after Washington announced it was designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organisation.