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US Anti-IRGC Move Could Lead to Serious Conflict

US Anti-IRGC Move Could Lead to Serious Conflict US Anti-IRGC Move Could Lead to Serious Conflict

In a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif warned that the United States' recent designation of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization would heighten tensions to a "confrontational and uncontrollable level".
The White House announced the decision in a statement on Monday, saying it is "a clear message to Tehran that its [alleged] support for terrorism has serious consequences".
The designation is the first time that the United States has ever named a country’s military force as an FTO.  
Zarif described it an "unprecedented, illegal and dangerous measure" against an official branch of the Islamic Republic's armed forces by the United States' current "lawless" administration, according to the Persian version of his letter published by IRIB News. 

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