UN not to give credit to US' decision against IRGC: VP

Tehran, April 10, IRNA - Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laiya Joneidi emphasized that the White House's decision against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is not credible from the perspective of the “Terrorism Financing Committee” and the United Nations.

On the sidelines of Wednesday's meeting of the cabinet speaking on the recent move by the White House to put the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps on the list of terrorist groups, the high-ranking official said that the if the United States makes a list at any time it desires, it does not mean that the list must be considered. It is the United States’ list and is not related to the United Nations and the Terrorism Financing Committees, which specifies the list of groups.

The VP said that the committee is always working in the framework that has a global consensus, and that the White House's decision is not credible from the committee's perspective, and it has no base on the United Nations.

Joneidi highlighted that this is an innovation and it has no precedent and is contrary to international rules and norms, and not only does not contribute to the peace and security of the region, but may also affect the conditions of the region.'

The official argued that there is no historical record in which a country has decided on a part of the armed forces of another country; the space that the United States has created is a threat and, undermining security in the region, which is not helping bring peace and calm and does not work to improve the security of the region, nor is it compatible with international law.

US President Donald Trump on Monday officially labeled IRGC, a part of Iran's Armed Forces, a terrorist organization.

This is while, the Iranian forces in coordination with the governments of Iraq and Syria have played a military advisory role in fighting the terrorist group in both countries.

Iraq officially announced the defeat of Daesh in 2017, while Syria has managed to retake most of the fallen areas from the terrorists.

The latest anti-Iran move of Trump received fierce reactions from the Iranian officials. The country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani called for a retaliatory move by labeling the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization and the US government as a terrorist sponsor.

Zarif also called the move as 'another misguided election-eve gift to Netanyahu'.

The members of the Iranian parliament at Tuesday's session, coincided with the Iranian national day of Guards, showed up in official uniforms of IRGC to announce their support and solidarity with the forces.


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