Iran's parliament labels CIA a terrorist organization
Sunday, September 30, 2007
On Saturday, Iran's parliament, approved a non-binding resolution designating the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the U.S. Army as "terrorist organizations", in what is seen as a largely symbolic move. The designation was backed on Sunday by Iran's Foreign Ministry. Earlier in the week, the had passed a resolution giving a similar designation to Iran's .,
"The aggressor U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency are terrorists and also nurture terror," said Iranian lawmakers. 215 members of the 290 members signed the declaration.
"Terrorist" acts cited by Iran's parliament included the U.S. Army's use of Japan in World War II, its use of munitions in the , Afghanistan, Iraq and its use of torture against prisoners in in , Cuba and in Iraq. Iran's parliament also cited the CIA's role in training the during the 's .against
If ratified, the resolution would become law, but would likely have little political effect given that the U.S. and Iran do not have diplomatic relations.
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