Iran threatens United States with WAR with 'all options on the table'

Trevor Jackson
October 12, 2017

"America's behaviour has frustrated the world", said Iran's army spokesman Masoud Jazayeri, according to the semi-official ISNA agency.

Iran is warning the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, saying it would put the United States on the side of the Islamic State group. "That is why we must put an end to Iran's continued aggression and nuclear ambitions", Trump told senior USA military officials on October 5.

Therefore, he added, the USA has every right to be angry with the IRGC.

Iran's moderate president Hasan Rouhani won re-election less than five months ago after a campaign in which he called for better ties with the outside world and reform at home, openly criticizing the influence of the IRGC which he accused of backing his hardline opponent.

The administration may be getting cold feet due to the objections of key US officials and those in the Treasury Department who view such a designation as harmful to American companies that have business interests in Iran, where the IRGC controls a majority of the economy, sources said. "They told the president to do it by veto proof majorities".

Trump is set to annouce his final decision on sanctions against the Islamic republic next week.

"These are the same people advising him to certify the nuclear deal, which was also rejected by bipartisan majorities in Congress", the source said. Iran says labelling its forces as terrorists would only aid the jihadists.

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The aide went on to accuse Washington of supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISISISIL) terrorists.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafari (L) and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smile during a coordination meeting for the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran October 9, 2017.

Report says if it decides Tehran is not, it could open the way for USA lawmakers to re-impose sanctions against Iran.

Zarif's remarks came a few days before the USA president's expected announcement of a final decision on his Iran strategy.

Remaining committed to the deal is tantamount to saving their own face, the Iranian president said.

"The Iranian regime is already on notice for being the world's largest state-sponsor of terror, and it would be wise for them to back down from their belligerent posture", Duffy added.

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