Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill on Tuesday declaring all US troops in the Middle East as terrorists and the US government as sponsor of terrorism.
The bill passed by parliament last week in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to classify Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization.
It was not clear how the new law would affect US forces or operations.
According to state media, Rouhani instructed the Ministry of Intelligence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Armed Forces and the Supreme National Security Council to implement the law.
The law specifically classifies the US Central Command as a terrorist organization. The US Central Command is responsible for US military operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
The United States has already listed dozens of entities and individuals on the blacklist for belonging to the Revolutionary Guards, but the entire Revolutionary Guards were not included until Trump issued his decision.