Iran Guard Chief Warns US Against Imposing New Sanctions

Jafari also said that Washington is on "the wrong route" in attempting to pressure Iran into negotiations on regional issues, and said that new sanctions would only "eliminate the chance" for talks.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned the United States against blacklisting their force, saying that Tehran would treat USA troops like Daesh terrorists.

Iran's official IRNA news agency is quoting the chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard as saying the United States should move its military bases farther from Iran's borders if it imposes new sanctions against Tehran.

The new Iran policy also follows reports that Trump will soon announce a decision to "de-certify" the landmark deal on Iran's nuclear program, opening the door for the re-implementation of crippling economic sanctions.

"The Islamic Republic intends to resolve the regional issues at a place other than the negotiating table".

According to the state broadcaster IRIB, lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to "counter America's terrorist and adventurist actions" as some chanted "Death to America".

The US administration has imposed several rounds of sanctions against Iran over the past months claiming that Iran has not observed the spirit of the nuclear deal Oswald two years ago.

Trump has until October 15 to recertify the deal.

The anti-US parliamentary measure provides for a multimillion-dollar boost in spending on Tehran's missile program and IRGC's overseas operations.

The warning came after the White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump would announce new US responses to Iran's missile tests, support for what Washington calls Tehran's support for "terrorism" as part of his new Iran strategy.

He said any new U.S. sanctions would ruin the chances for any kind of interaction "forever".

But Trump is expected to announce new measures against Iran, including the prospect of additional targeted sanctions, the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization and the adoption of a tougher stance on Iranian proxies in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, according to a person briefed on the matter.

"The Americans should know that the Islamic Republic would use the Trump administration's stupid behavior toward JCPOA to make great strides in advancing its defensive, regional and missile programs", he said.

The Qods Force and individuals and entities associated with IRGC are on the list, but the organization as a whole is not.