Deputy Commander for Political Affairs Brigadier General Rasoul Sanayee Rad made the comparison in an opinion piece for Basirat, set up by the Islamic Republic’s Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as an Iranian and English language news site for the organization.
President Donald Trump and ringleader of the ISIS terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are seemingly of two different races as one was born to an Arab mother in Iraq and the other to a Western mother, their ideological-behavioral features are so similar that Trump can be named al-Baghdadi’s American twin,” he wrote.
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Rad proceeded to list four features that the two men apparently share in common, a lack of respect for sovereignty, using “ideological stigmas” to create “others,” using threat and force to advance their causes, and “[following] the policies of Britain, the Israeli regime, and the Al Saud dynasty,” referring to the ruling monarchy of Saudi Arabia.
The Trump administration is considering moves that may result in the U.S.
designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization, U.S.
officials have reported.
The force is the country’s elite security force, one that has significant influence in Iranian politics and its economy.
In reaction to the plan, Tehran had said that it would keep “all options on the table” to be able to react to any Trump proposal, and that it would teach the U.S.
Iranian officials have said that the U.S.
is angry about the IRGC’s effectiveness in the Middle East, where it had played a role in battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria, in parallel to the U.S.-led coalition.
It is also supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s protracted civil war with ground troops, Shiite militias and military advisors, alongside the Russian air force and military personnel.
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