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Iran Guard Chief Warns US Against Imposing New Sanctions

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari also said Iran would designate the U.S. army a terrorist group if the U.S. used the same designation for the Guard



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    FILE -- In this file picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei listens to Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari during a graduation ceremony of a group of the guard's officers in Tehran, Iran.

    Iran's official IRNA news agency is quoting the chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard as saying the U.S. should move its military bases farther from Iran's borders if it imposes new sanctions against Tehran. 

    The Sunday report quotes Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying: "If new sanctions go into effect, the country should move its regional bases to a 2000-kilometer radius, the range of Iranian missiles."

    Currently, U.S. military bases are located in countries neighboring Iran, less than 310 miles from Iran's borders.

    Jafari also said that if the United States designates the Guard as a terrorist group, the Guard will also consider the U.S. army a terrorist group.

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    Revolutionary Guard troops are currently fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.