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Iran parliament blacklists Pentagon as 'terrorist' group

Iranian parliament motion comes in response to Soleimani assassination

Iran parliament blacklists Pentagon as 'terrorist' group


Iran’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously voted for a motion to designate the U.S. Army and the Pentagon as terrorist organizations in response to the assassination of Iranian General Qasim Soleimani in Iraq on Friday, the Iranian News Agency reported.

The Iranian lawmakers approved on the emergency motion to "amend a bill that counter measures against the U.S. recent crime."

According to one of the bill's articles, the Iranian government is obliged to allocate for the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps €200 million via the National Development Fund to strengthen the defense power of the forces.

The motion on amending the counter measures was approved by 223 lawmakers who agreed on the generalities and details of the emergency motion.

Iran vowed to take revenge after the killing of Soleimani, who was killed in an American airstrike on Friday. The strike also killed deputy head of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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