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Tehran's Imam wears IRGC uniform during prayer, threatens US, Israel

Tehran's Imam wears IRGC uniform during prayer, threatens US, Israel

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will continue to increase pressure on Iran, but declined further comment on the possibility of waivers for countries that import Iranian oil. "Iran is full of Guards". Similar state-sponsored protests were held across Iran, it said. We have not named all American forces terrorist.

Ayatollah Kermani also highlighted the IRGC's role in countering terrorist groups in the region, describing the USA blacklisting as "comical".

"The designation was a simple recognition of reality", Pompeo said, citing U.S. figures that Iran was behind more than 600 deaths of USA troops in Iraq after the 2003 invasion when Tehran backed Shiite forces.

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The estimated 125,000-strong Revolutionary Guards also command the volunteer paramilitary Basij and control Iran's ballistic missile program.

The Guards' overseas Quds forces have fought Iran's proxy wars in the strife-toen region.

To support the IRGC, 255 out of 290 Iranian lawmakers issued a statement on April 8, stressing that the Majlis will respond reciprocally to any measure against IRGC as part of the Iranian military forces.

Trump has piled pressure on Iran after a year ago withdrawing from a nuclear accord negotiated under previous president Barack Obama, slapping sweeping sanctions as Washington seeks to roll back the clerical regime s regional influence. "The designation was a simple recognition of reality", Pompeo said, citing U.S. figures that Iran was behind more than 600 deaths of USA troops in Iraq after the 2003 invasion.

Amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, Sen.