Iran warns EU not to list Revolutionary Guards as terrorist entity

Reuters reports: “Iran warned on Thursday that the European Union would ‘shoot itself in the foot’ if it designated the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist entity, a day after the European Parliament called on the EU and its member states to do so.

‘We have repeatedly said the Revolutionary Guards are a formal and sovereign organisation whose role is central for guaranteeing Iran’s security,’ Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said during a phone call to the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell.

‘Steps taken by the European Parliament to list the organisation as terrorist are in a way a shot in the foot of Europe itself.’…”

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