Baku, Azerbaijan, April 17
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a letter to his international colleagues on the US adding Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (more commonly known as Sepah) to its list of designated terrorist organizations, Trend reports referring to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.
Zarif stated that naming a part of the official armed forces of an independent state – a member of the UN and a signatory of international conventions on humanitarian law – as a terrorist organization can have dangerous legal and political consequences.
"Certainly, various countries have differing views on a number of international issues. But after the Second World War, we all agreed that any conflict that threatens international peace and security is to be resolved peacefully within the framework of the UN Charter and international law," he said.
The latest act of the US is one of the most serious threats to the international peace, according to him.
"The negative consequences of this dangerous act will lead to the complete destruction of the international order in the long run. At the same time, the strengthening of the tension between Iran and the US, the destruction of all the mechanisms that can reduce them, is part of a major effort aimed at eliminating the option of peace and political options for the resolution of the conflict – so that, in the end, there are no choices and no solutions left other than making a mutual step."
On April 8, the US added Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (more commonly known as Sepah) to its list of designated terrorist organizations.