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Turkey criticizes US for designating Iranian force terrorist

AP  |  Ankara 

The US decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign said Wednesday.

Speaking at a joint conference with Iran's Foreign Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Turkish also said that U.S. sanctions were harming the people of

The re-imposed sanctions on Iran, including on its energy sector, last November, after pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump and US announced the designation against the Revolutionary with great fanfare last week.

"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 US sanctions on

"Such steps put regional stability, peace, calm and economic development under risk." Zarif arrived in after visiting where he met Russia, Iran and Turkey, which back rival groups in Syria's conflict, have been sponsoring talks in to try to end the war.

Zarif said he would tell Turkey's about his talks with Assad, adding that Iran wants to help and establish "good relations."

The US designation the first-ever for an entire division of another government adds another layer of sanctions to the powerful paramilitary Iranian force and makes it a crime under U.S. jurisdiction to provide it with material support.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:40 IST