The decision of the United States to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, noted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, AP reported.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Turkish minister also said that US sanctions were harming the people of Iran.
“When we start adding other countries’ armies to terror lists, then serious cracks will occur in the system of international law,” Cavusoglu said.
“Trust in the global system will decline and total chaos will ensue.” “Our conscience does not accept that the brotherly Iranian people be punished,” Cavusoglu said of U.S. sanctions on Iran. “Such steps put regional stability, peace, calm and economic development under risk.”
The administration included the IRGC in the list of terrorist organizations. In response, Iran declared the US Central Command terrorists. Zarif arrived in Turkey after visiting Syria, where he met with President Bashar Assad.