Iranian official backs labelling U.S. army, CIA as terrorists

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TEHRAN, Sept. 30

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Sunday that he supported the recent Majlis (parliament) statement to brand the U.S. army and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as terrorist groups.

“Terrorist is a proper label for the military and security forces of the United States,” Mohammad Ali Hosseini told reporters at his weekly press conference.

When asked about the recent approval of the U.S. House of Representative which put the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)on the list of terrorist organizations, Hosseini said “placing the armed forces of the UN member states on the list of terrorist groups is unprecedented.”

Iranian lawmakers on Saturday branded the U.S. troops and the CIA as terrorist groups, apparently a sharp reaction tit-for-tat over the decisions of their U.S. counterparts.

More than 200 Iranian MPs said in a statement that “the U.S. army and the CIA themselves are terrorists since they support terrorism.”

“They support Israel’s state terrorism in its crackdown on Palestinian and Lebanese people, trained al-Qaida and Taliban, and established secret prisons in Europe, torture prisoners in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib,” the MPs said.

Moreover, the Iranian MPs demanded the United Nations to intervene in the “global problem of U.S. prisons in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and secret jails in other countries.”

The statement was just released three days after the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives called on the U.S. State Department to brand Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini condemned the action, saying “putting armed forces of the UN member countries on the list of terrorist groups is a strange and unprecedented act which lacks any value or credit.”

Washington, however, has accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program. Iran has denied the U.S. charges and insisted that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

h/t: CLG

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  4. Are assertions enough to go to war against a country?
    The Bush adminiistration assertions about Iraq turn out to be a lie- now he is asserting against another country- Iran… he has other assertions you know again other Arab country, I don’t know about you, I see a pattern and that pattern is war more Americans dying in other countries, are we talking about imperialism by this administration…Yes! that is what I see.and it’s not good for America. We should have more friends in The Arab countries – could it be the oil? yes. I already know Mr. Bush is not telling us the truth, so, why in the world would anybody in there right mind would trust his assertions now. In order to have peace you must to seek it, if all you do is accuse there will never be any peace. Mr. Bush is a power seeking leader. Our history tell us that this kind of leader brings down a country, a country that has that type of leader is bound to fall.

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