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US military labelled as "terrorist" in bill approved by Iranian parliament

Iranian legislators have approved a bill labelling the US military as “terrorist”.

The move comes after the Trump administration announced that no country would no longer be exempt from sanctions if it continues to buy Iranian oil.

Once the bill receives its final approval by Iran’s constitutional watchdog, it will become law.

Last week, Iran’s Parliament approved a bill which initially labelled the US military operating in the Middle East as “terrorist”. This was in response to Trump’s designation of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organisation.  

The US designation of the IRGC marked the first time the US has formally labelled another country’s military a “terrorist group”.

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