Yesterday’s announcement by Secretary Pompeo, of the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as foreign terrorist organization, spurs MPs in the Majles (Islamic Parliament) into a solidarity stagecraft.
By ISICRC Staff
Ali Larijani, speaker of the Majles (Islamic parliament) and all the members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly showed their support for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, by sporting IRGC uniforms.
Following their opening anthem, the MPs rose out of their seats to chant: “Death to America.”
Started in 2007, #Khamenei permitted active #IRGC members mostly with rank of General to take part in parliamentary elections and find their ways into #Iran‘s Islamic Regime parliament. Today, they wore their #IRGC uniforms & protested enlistment of #IRGC as terror Org. by #US. pic.twitter.com/3TLjwq8RjF
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) April 9, 2019
Iranian social media users quickly took to twitter, exposing more of the pervasive contempt felt about the IRGC among people of Iran.
Today iranian parliament members have come to their work with uniform of IRGC, they proudly say we R all terrorists. All of their family members R living in america, I hope @USAdarFarsi @realDonaldTrump don’t allow these terrorists stay in their country anymore. #EndOfIRGCterror pic.twitter.com/06GfVtCAru
— Samy1987 (@ChuiiLaFolle) April 9, 2019
Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani, a board member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, told reporters: “Last night, I and Mr. Abutorabi, the representative from Najafabad, that after the US decision to put the Revolutionary Guards on the list The terrorist list we decided to provide IRGC uniforms for all the MPs to show our solid support for them. For the women parliamentarians Keffiyehs were arranged.”
Mohammad-Ali Jafari, commander-in-chief of IRGC issued one of his typical threats by saying: “If the United States wants to pursue ‘defensive sanctions and chase down the Islamic Revolutionary Guards,’ they should remove their bases from within a thousand kilometers of Iran.”