Iranian lawmakers wear IRGC uniforms, chant ‘Death to America’
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Iranian lawmakers wear IRGC uniforms, chant ‘Death to America’

Parliament Speaker denounces US decision to label Iran Guards terror group as the ‘climax of stupidity and ignorance’

In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Iranian Revolutionary Guard members attend a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, or Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian lawmakers convened an open session of parliament Tuesday with chants of “Death to America,” following the White House’s decision to designate Iran’s elite paramilitary Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist organization.

Iranian media said many of the lawmakers wore the uniform of the guard in a show of support for the force. The session comes as Iran marks the annual National Day of the Revolutionary Guard.

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani denounced the US decision as the “climax of stupidity and ignorance.”

Monday’s US move is an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government and may prompt retaliation, making it harder for the US to work with allies in the region.

Iran responded by designating all US forces as terrorist, and labeling the US a “supporter of terrorism.”

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