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Iranian president orders implementation of law blacklisting Pentagon as ‘terrorist organization’

Iranian president orders implementation of law blacklisting Pentagon as ‘terrorist organization’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday issued an order to implement a law blacklisting the US Department of Defense as “terrorist organization,” Tasnim reports. Rouhani called on the relevant Iranian organizations to implement the law which was passed by Tehran’s parliament last Tuesday.

According to the vote, “all members of the Pentagon, the affiliated institutions and companies, and the US commanders who planned and perpetrated [the] assassination” of Qasem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), were blacklisted.

The law has been endorsed by the Guardian Council of the Constitution, the highest legislative body in Iran.

In April 2019, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council described US Central Command forces in West Asia as a “terrorist group,” Xinhua said. The move came in response to the US designating the IRGC as “a foreign terrorist organization.”