Dubai — Iran’s parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to “terrorist actions” by US forces, state TV reported, retaliating against Washington’s blacklisting of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. On April 8, US President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist group, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on US forces. Tehran reacted to the designation, which took effect on April 15, by naming the US Central Command (Centcom) a terrorist organisation and the US government a sponsor of terrorism. “The bill authorises the government to take firm and retaliatory measures against terrorist activities of American forces that endangers Iran’s interests,” state TV reported. “The government should use legal, political and diplomatic measures in response to the American actions.” Highly loyal to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah ...

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