Monday, February 24, 2020

(JNS) The Iranian parliament approved a bill this week to designate the entire U.S. military and Pentagon as terrorist entities following last week’s U.S. elimination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. Lawmakers also backed a motion allocating $220 million to the Quds Force to avenge Soleimani’s death.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told CNN, “This is an act of aggression against Iran and amounts to an armed attack against Iran, and we will respond. But we will respond proportionally, not disproportionately. We will respond lawfully. We are not lawless people like [U.S.] President [Donald] Trump.”