Iran strongly condemned new sanctions imposed by the EU and Britain and said it would retaliate, after the West stepped up pressure on Iran over its crackdown on protests.
"All those responsible for human rights violations in Iran should face EU sanctions, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should be on the EU terrorist list," MEPs say.
Tehran is accusing hostile foreign powers and opposition groups of stoking the unrest.
The headquarters of three ethnic parties of Iranian Kurds have been hit in northern Iraq as Iran's Revolutionary Guard accuses the groups of smuggling weapons into Iran.
Syrian regime using Russian-made anti-aircraft weapons shot down two missiles and seven guided bombs during Israeli strikes on Masyaf research unit, Russian state-run media report.
The United States said it is encouraged by the IRGC decision, saying it was working as quickly as it can to put together an appropriate response to Tehran's comments.
Iran has chosen Qatar to host discussions with the US on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal that the then-president Donald Trump pulled the United States out off.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell seeks a “middle way” to end the impasse to revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear pact with world powers.
A statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry blaming the United States came after State Department said last week that a small number of outstanding issues remain to be resolved to revive the 2015 deal.
The militant groups want a seat at the table, and are willing to apply whatever pressure it takes to ensure that they do.
The impunity enjoyed by the militias and continued collective punishment against Sunnis can only lead to civil war.
Baghdad relies heavily on American military and economic aid, and the fall of Kabul demonstrates the inherent instability of US client states.
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