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Iran: US Army Equivalent to ISIS

As the United States considers its options to deal with Iran, the Islamic Republic's continuing nuclear aspirations, and the failed international nuclear deal from 2015, Iran has some words for the U.S. Israel Hayom reports that Iran has said it considers the U.S. military the equivalent of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, and warns that the ballistic missile program it continues to pursue is non-negotiable:

Iran will consider the U.S. Army equivalent to the Islamic State group if Washington designates its Revolutionary Guards Corps a terrorist group, Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted the Guards' commander as saying on Sunday.

The news agency quoted Mohammad Ali Jafari as adding that the U.S. was mistaken if it thought it could pressure Iran into negotiating on regional issues...

A senior administration official told Reuters on Thursday that Trump was expected to announce he will decertify the landmark international deal curbing Iran's nuclear program, in a step that could cause the accord to unravel.

In response, the Prime Minister's Office in Israel relayed a clear message to the White House in recent days, saying that "Israel stands alongside Trump and calls for the cancellation of the nuclear agreement with Iran coupled with renewed, heavy sanctions on Iran. If the agreement is not scrapped, Israel is demanding three key changes: canceling the clause that allows Iran to resume enriching uranium when the agreement expires; imposing a prohibition on long-range ballistic missiles; and imposing sanctions on Iran until it decommissions its nuclear facilities..."

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