President Trump has made several statements that defer to his desire to get the U.S. out of the Iran deal. Iran has responded in kind, with threats of “reciprocal measures.”
The ISNA quotes Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying “The Americans … are too small to be able to harm the Revolutionary Guards,” adding “We have all options on the table. Whatever they do, we will take reciprocal measures.”
The Iran Deal
Each time Trump has re-certified the deal since becoming president, he has done so grudgingly. As it comes down to the wire this week, he is expected to hand the matter over to Congress.
The deal lifted sanctions on oil exports and other issues for Iran, under the terms that they limit their nuclear activity. At the same time, no new nuclear sanctions are allowed.
President Trump opposes the deal, calling it among other things, one of the “worst deals” made. In part, this is because Iran relies on the Revolutionary Guards Corp, which Trump and many other Americans see as nothing more than another terrorist organization.
According to Iran, the world owes the Revolutionary Guards a thanks for fighting the Islam terrorists, but if Trump decides to label the group as a terrorist organization, the Revolutionary Guards will put the U.S. in the same category as Islamic terrorists.