- Iran Ratifies Retaliatory Bill to Designate US CENTCOM as Terrorist Organization - Reports
Iran Ratifies Retaliatory Bill To Designate US CENTCOM As Terrorist Organization - Reports
The Iranian parliament ratified a bill on Tuesday that designates the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization in retaliation to the United States placing Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) under the same designation last week, local media reported
On April 8, US President Donald Trump announced that the United States was designating Iran's IRGC as a terrorist organization. In response, the Iranian Foreign Ministry proposed that the country's Supreme National Security Council include CENTCOM in its list of terrorist organizations.
The bill also designates any aid � financial, technological and information � provided to CENTCOM as a terrorist measure.
Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated since Washington withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement last year and reinstated sanctions against Tehran. The nuclear agreement envisaged gradual lifting of sanctions in return for Iran keeping its nuclear program peaceful.