TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “It is not possible to introduce a part of a country’s government and defense force as a terrorist entity” said Hassan Abedini pointing out to the recent rhetoric of the US President about calling IRGC as a terrorist group.
He added that the implementation of Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) is legally in discrepancy with international law, “yet, because the US is not so loyal to international law and custom specially in Trump’s presidency term, and that Trump is an adventurer, he may enact CAATSA”.
Abedini noted that the international community is aware of the fact that IRGC is the only entity that actively fought Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq, therefore does not pay attention to Trump’s words.
“The Americans are trying to undermine Iran’s defense power in order for preparing ground for permanently destabilizing Iran like Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen, but Iran’s people never give it up” the expert asserted.
Abedini remarked that over the past 38 years the Americans have constantly tried to use all of tools for pressing political, economical, and diplomatic pressures on Iran as well as making security troubles for the country; So, committing such evils is not something new of US.
CAATSA expands US sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program, and enhances the legal basis for existing sanctions targeting the IRGC. It would also establish an additional US legal basis for sanctions targeting IRGC on the allegations of support for terrorism.
In mid-September, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lambasted the US for violating the JCPOA, warning that any “wrong move” concerning the nuclear deal would draw reaction from Iran.
Iran and the Group 5+1 reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and started to implement it in January 2016.