Iran president says Trump’s labeling of IRGC meant to help Netanyahu at polls

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slamming the US backlisting of the country’s Revolutionary Guards military wing as a ploy to help Netanyahu at the polls.

“The Israeli prime minister clearly stated that this action by the US has been taken at his request, in other words, all crimes and improper actions by the US have been meant to (help) someone win the elections in the occupied territories,” he says, according to Iran’s Tasnim news outlet.

Netanyahu said Trump had labeled the IRGC a foreign terrorist group at his request, which Iranian officials have seized on as proof the move was meant to boost the Israeli premier.

In a separate statement, the IRGC threatens to “give the enemies unforgettable, regrettable lessons,” according to the regime’s IRNA news site.

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