Publish dateMonday 13 January 2020 - 23:49
Story Code : 200601
President Rouhani signs law blacklisting Pentagon, subsidiaries
President Hassan Rouhani has signed an amended law that expands Iran’s designation of American terrorist organizations to include the Pentagon and all its subsidiaries.
Iran’s parliament passed the initial version of the law back in April, which designated the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) a terrorist organization after the US blacklisted the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Last week, the Iranian parliament expanded it to include the Pentagon, in response to US assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani and his companions in Baghdad.
Rouhani signed the amended version, thus making its implementation imperative upon all the country’s related bodies. 
The new version blacklists all staff members of the Pentagon and subsidiary companies and institutions, in addition to those who commanded and perpetrated General Soleimani’s assassination.
All the 233 lawmakers present at an open session of the parliament on Tuesday unanimously adopted the triple-urgency motion.
He was assassinated during a US drone strike which also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), as well as eight other Iranian and Iraqi associates. 
The assassination triggered a wave of anger in Iran and Iraq, where several million people took to the streets to honor the commanders and call for revenge.
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