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'If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East, ' Jafari added.

The state-run IRNA news agency quoted General Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying: "If new sanctions go into effect, the country [US] should move its regional bases to a 2000-kilometer radius, the range of Iranian missiles".

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran will react appropriately to the stances of President Trump towards Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)- the nuclear accord which Tehran reached with the United States and other countries in 2015 to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of sanctions.

"He's looking at all of the bad behavior of Iran, not just the nuclear deal as bad behavior, but the ballistic missile testing, destabilizing of the region, Number One state sponsor of terrorism, cyber attacks, illicit nuclear program", she said.

"The Islamic Republic intends to resolve the regional issues at a place other than the negotiating table".

Trump has railed against the multi-party deal, achieved by his predecessor Barack Obama, and appears ready to pull out of it.

Jafari's warning came two days after White House Press Secretary Huckabee Sanders said Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran's missile tests, alleged support for terrorism and cyber operations as part of his new broader Iran strategy.

He said any new United States sanctions would ruin the chances for any kind of interaction "forever".

The warning comes as US President Trump is expected to announce his new Iran policy in the coming days.

The remarks, carried by Iran's Tasnim news agency, came following reports that the U.S. could blacklist the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group as part of a broad new strategy for dealing with the Islamic Republic to be announced by President Donald Trump.

"During their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last month, Iran told [world powers] that it could discuss the missile program to remove concerns", an Iranian source told Reuters.


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