Due to recent happenings, Iran is requiring that the international community takes a position in the designation of the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization by the United States.
According to Reuters, Iran strongly disagreed with the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump and labeled the whole thing as illegal.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a statement in which he said:
‘’Today… we will send messages to foreign ministers of all countries to tell them it is necessary for them to express their stances, and to warn them that this is unprecedented and dangerous U.S. measure has had and will have consequences.’’
He also confirmed that he had sent letters to Antonio Guterres the U.N Secretary General, and the U.N Security Council to protect against the illegal U.S. measure.
Iran returned the ‘’favor’’ by recognizing the regional United States Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization.
The move made by President Donald Trump to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and six world countries was the trigger for the crisis between Iran and the United States to go even deeper.
The White House blacklisted some entities and people for affiliations with the Iran Revolutionary Guards, but this is the first time something big like this has happened.
Iranian officials also made a threat to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if the U.S. tries to harm the Iranian economy by halting its oil exports.
Iran’s oil minister issued a statement on Sunday in which he said that the supply-demand balance in the global oil market is unstable because of the U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and tensions in Libya, adding that there will be consequences if the pressure continues to rise.
Countries like Britain, Germany and France have set up a new mechanism for non-dollar trade with Iran to protect against the sanctions by the United States.
Iran’s Foreign Minister also complained about the delay in the implementation of the mechanism, and asked for assistance from Europe to make it operational as soon as possible, saying:
“The Europeans should not believe that the Islamic Republic of Iran will wait for long.’’