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Iranians rally against US move against paramilitary force

AP  |  Tehran 

Iranians have rallied against the US' decision to designate the country's powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization.

Thousands of worshippers came out of mosques after Friday prayers and burned flags of both the US and while also chanting traditional anti-U.S. slogans at such rallies of "Death to America" and "Death to " said similar demonstrations took place in other Iranian cities and towns on Friday.

The this week designated the Revolutionary as a terrorist group to increase pressure on Iran, isolate it further and prompt authorities to divert some of the financial resources uses to fund militant activity in the and beyond.

responded by designating all U.S. forces as terrorist and labeling the US a "supporter of terrorism.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 16:40 IST