Rouhani defends Iran's Guards after U.S. designation as terrorist group

Rouhani defends Iran
# 09 April 2019 10:48 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defended the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as protectors of the Islamic republic a day after the United States labeled the group as a foreign terrorist organization, ONA reports citing Reuters.

“The Guards have sacrificed their lives to protect our people, our revolution ... today America that holds a grudge against the Guards, blacklists the Guards,” Rouhani said in a live speech broadcast live on state TV.

Recall that U.S. President Donald Trump designated Iran’s Guards a foreign terrorist organization on Monday.