The Iranian parliament earlier today passed a bill designating all US forces as “terrorists” over the killing of its top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.
Qasem Soleimani, was an Iranian major general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and, from 1998 until his death, commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations.
He was killed in an airstrike last week leading to tensions in the middle east.
As tensions continue to rise, the Iranian parliament has now designated all forces of the United State as terrorist.
In the newly adopted bill, all US forces and employees of the Pentagon and affiliated organisations, agents and commanders and those who ordered the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the popular head of the Revolutionary Guards’ were designated as “terrorists”. The parliament said;
“Any aid to these forces, including military, intelligence, financial, technical, service or logistical, will be considered as cooperation in a terrorist act.”
The Iranian lawmakers also voted to bolster by €200 million, the coffers of the Quds Force – the foreign operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards that was headed by Soleimani.
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, also said that the blackisting came after the US designated its Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist organisation”.