Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday
condemned the latest US sanctions against the Islamic Republic,
local Fars news agency reported.
"The United States' warmongering ruling party is truly angry
these days because...it has lost credit in the world due to the
failure of all its criminal and devilish measures," the IRGC said
in a statement.
Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard parade
during a ceremony to mark war day in Tehran Sept. 22,
"(The United States) embarked on imposing unilateral sanctions
on the IRGC and a number of Iranian banks and companies in a bid to
soothe its pains and anger and heal its wounds," it said.
The IRGC also said that the United States was "in deep
paralysis" as it realized that "all its plots to block the path of
Iran's nuclear scientists and Iran's peaceful nuclear activities
"The IRGC will continue its duty, which is safeguarding the
achievements of the Islamic Revolution and protecting its
independence and freedom, and calls on the world of Islam to cement
solidarity and unity to confront cruel and bullying attitudes and
save the oppressed nations," it said.
Accusing Tehran of supporting terrorism in the Middle East,
exporting missiles and engaging in a nuclear build-up, the United
States announced in late October that it was imposing new sanctions
In a file picture dated 2006, Iran's elite
Revolutionary Guard special forces participate in military
The sanctions would be imposed against Iran's Defense Ministry,
the IRGC and more than 20 Iranian companies, banks and
Under US laws, any assets found in the United States belonging
to the designated groups must be frozen. Americans are also
forbidden from doing business with them.
The sanctions are believed to be the toughest Washington has
levied against Iran since the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in
(Xinhua News Agency November 3, 2007)