(Persia Digest) – Deputy Head of the Sarallah Headquarters, an Islamic Revolution Guards Corps unit responsible for maintaining security in Tehran, has said: “Iran will not begin confrontation with US forces in the region. But if they carry out the slightest offensive against our country and the interests of Iran, they will face retaliatory measures far more stringent than that taken against Daesh.”
The Wall Street Journal wrote on Friday that the US Administration intends to place the IRGC on its list of terrorists on Monday 8 April. In response to the news, the Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran's Parliament announced the news of an urgency bill which may allow Iran to place US forces on a terrorist list alongside Daesh in retaliation.
Major General Mohammad-Esmail Kowsari, Deputy of Sarallah Headquarters, told Persia Digest (PD) about the implications of such a US action against the IRGC: “If they act on this, the US will face the most losses. But currently, it is not possible to reveal Iran’s actions to the media.”
He reiterated: “The IRGC was formed according to the IR of Iran Constitution and legislation by Parliament. It has not had anything to conceal in the past 40 years which could charge the organization with terrorist operations.”
Speaking about the risk of war in the region between the two if Iran places the US military alongside Daesh, Major General Kowsari stated: “There is no double that Iran will never start a war and will only respond if the Americans threaten our interests. Presently, US troops are in Iraq and Syria, but they do not act against Iran. As such, Iran will not against them.”
He emphasized: “In fact, the sheer presence of the US military in the region will not prompt a reaction from Iran; but, if they carry out the slightest offensive against our country and the interests of Iran, they will face retaliatory measures far more stringent than that taken against Daesh.”
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