Iran slams Swedish MPs’ vote for IRGC designation

Iran on Friday condemned the Swedish parliament’s move to demand the designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist organization”.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the IRGC, as a protector of Iran’s security, is a “red line” for the country, according to IRNA.
The bill, rubberstamped on Wednesday by 349 votes in favor and zero against, called on the Swedish government to officially blacklist the IRGC.
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom had earlier said the IRGC could not be put on the terror list over “human rights violations in Iran”.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected the “illegal” designation as an intervention in Iran’s internal affairs and a breach of its national sovereignty.
In a statement, the ministry warned the Swedish government against “falling into a trap laid for the relations of the two countries”.

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