Iran hard-liners, pragmatists show unity against Trump

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo

The former reality television host is also expected to designate Iran's most powerful security force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, as a terrorist organization as part of a new Iran strategy.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Tehran will take reciprocal measures against a potential "strategic mistake" by President Trump to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization.

Analysts say such a move would have a very limited impact on the Guards, who are already subject to a wide range of sanctions.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that if the United States follows through with this "strategic mistake", then "Iran's response will be firm, decisive, and crushing and the United States should accept its consequences", according to Iran's Tasnim News.

"Diplomatic language is different to the language of defence forces but the content and the objective is the same", Jafari said.

"So by taking a stance against the Revolutionary Guards and designating it a terrorist group, the Americans would be joining the terrorists' camp", Nobakht said.

He added that the U.S. approaches have frustrated people across the world, saying, "It is time to teach the USA new lessons".

US President Donald Trump is expected on October 15 to "decertify" a landmark 2015 worldwide deal about Iran's nuclear program, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Such a step would stop short of pulling out of the agreement, leaving that decision to Congress.

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Wednesday warned that the United States would be the loser if President Donald Trump decides to drop Iran's worldwide nuclear deal.

"The IRGC is not just a military unit, but it has been in the hearts of the (Iranian) people and has defended our national interests in all times of danger", he stressed.

"Unlike the pre-deal era when the whole world was united against Iran, the world is now united against the United States, particularly so because Trump's measures regarding other worldwide agreements has sparked global opposition", former Iranian diplomat Javid Ghorban Oghli said in an op-ed written for pro-reform Shargh Daily. Apparently, the Trump government does not understand anything but insults and needs shocks to realise the new concept of power in today's world. "It's time America be taught new lessons".

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