The chief of the Iran Revolutionary Guards has reportedly vowed to equate the US Army with Daesh if the US puts them on the terror group list.
Mohammad Ali Jafari also stated that the United States was wrong about the pressure it put on Iran while negotiating on regional issues, Iran’s Tasnim news agency cited the Guards’ commander on Sunday.
Iran’s ballistic missile program has triggered the discontent and concerns of other states, in particular, the United States. Despite attempts by Washington to include provisions concerning ballistic missiles in the JCPOA, the proposal was not supported by other signatories.
At the end of July 2017 the US imposed new sanctions on Tehran targeting its ballistic missile program. Iran responded to the US’ unilateral move by increasing the funding of the program.
After Trump’s first ever speech at the UN General Assembly which contained accusations and harsh rhetoric toward Iran, Tehran unveiled the Khorramshahr ballistic missile during a military parade dedicated to the annual Sacred Defense Week. For the sake of detente, Iran has long tried not to take any measures that could disturb the opposite side, and expected the lifting of all financial and economic sanctions in return.
On September 21, following a ministerial meeting at the UN on the Iran nuclear agreement US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admitted that reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) show that Tehran is acting in compliance with the nuclear accord.