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Iranian politicians chant ‘death to America’ after Revolutionary Guards declared a terror group

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

The semi-official Fars news agency says 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.

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

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

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

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