xi's moments
Home | Middle East

Iranian president calls for implementation of law blacklisting Pentagon

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-01-13 18:37

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. [Photo/Agencies]

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday issued an order to implement a law blacklisting the US Department of Defense as "terrorist organization," Tasnim news agency reported.

In a statement, Rouhani called on relevant Iranian organizations to implement the law which was passed by Iran's parliament.

According to Iran's parliament vote on Jan 7, "all members of the Pentagon, the affiliated institutions and companies, and the US commanders who planned and perpetrated assassination" of Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), were blacklisted.

The law has been endorsed by the Guardian Council of Constitution as the high legislative body of Iran.

In April 2019, Iran's Supreme National Security Council also announced US Central Command forces in West Asia as "terrorist group" in retaliation for US designation of the IRGC as "a foreign terrorist organization."

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349