Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation, sanctions

BEIRUT -- A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organisation and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces in the region.


"Counting the Revolutionary Guards the same as terrorist groups and applying similar sanctions to the Revolutionary Guards is a big risk for America and its bases and forces deployed in the region," said Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Baqeri, according to Sepah News, an official news site of the Guards.


He did not give details on what form of risk he foresaw for U.S. forces and bases.