Iran labels all U.S. troops in Middle East as terrorists

April 30, 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism.

The bill, passed by parliament last week, was retaliation against a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization.

Rouhani instructed the ministry of intelligence, ministry of foreign affairs, the armed forces, and Iran’s supreme national security council to implement the law, Tasnim news agency reported.

(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Peter Graff)

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