Saturday, December 19, 2015
Iran FM Zarif slams Jordan counterpart for putting IRGC on terror list.
Iran FM Zarif slams Jordan counterpart for putting IRGC on terror list. (IFP).
In a list tendered to the New York meeting on Syria, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh put the name of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) on the list of terrorist groups, an action which drew strong reaction from Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
According to diplomats, the Jordanian foreign minister, who added the name of IRGC to the list due to pressures exerted by some countries such as Saudi Arabia, showed passive reaction to the Iranian foreign minister’s protest.
"We have asked all parties involved in the Syrian issue to announce the names of the groups they believe are involved in terrorist measures in Syria, and the name of IRGC was presented not by Jordan but by another country."