Blacklisting IRGC to Cost US Dear

Blacklisting IRGC to Cost US DearBlacklisting IRGC to Cost US Dear

A top Iranian commander has warned about the repercussions of Washington’s possible designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist organization, saying the move would cost the US dear.

IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday that the US bases in the region would be insecure if Washington blacklisted the IRGC or imposed sanctions on Iran over its defense program.  

“If the US seeks to pursue sanctions against [Iran’s] defense [program] and the IRGC, before that it should move its regional bases 1,000 kilometers away from Iran and should know that it has to pay a high price for its miscalculation,” Press TV quoted the top commander as saying.  

On Tuesday, the United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program.

American officials have also said US President Donald Trump’s administration was considering a proposal that could categorize IRGC a terrorist organization.

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