US blacklisting rooted in IRGC’s regional victories: Senior Iranian official

4/16/2019 6:37:00 PM

ُُTehran (KNA) - A senior Iranian official says the US’s decision to blacklist Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is rooted in Washington’s dissatisfaction with the elite military force’s numerous victories against terrorists in regional countries.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a top advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remarks during a conference held at the Islamic Azad University in support of the IRGC on Monday.

Given the IRGC’s achievements in the region, the Americans finally revealed their true intention and sanctioned the Iranian force as a “terrorist group.”

“It has been a notorious habit and outdated weapon of the West to call anyone who opposes it ‘terrorist’ and to portray any country that refuses to do its bidding as a human rights violator,” Velayati said.

Source: PressTV

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