Apparently believing they’re involved in a game of playground name-calling, the Iranian government has designated the United States Middle East-based Central Command a terrorist organisation.
The move, labelled ‘ridiculous’ by Australia’s defence chiefs, comes after US President Donald Trump put the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on its list of terrorist organisations.
On Wednesday, Defence secretary Greg Moriarty told a Senate inquiry in Canberra
‘The United States Central Command conducts itself in accordance with US law and with international law…
‘The Australian Department of Defence does not recognise at all — and in fact, views as ridiculous — any designation or accusation that the United States Central Command is a terrorist organisation’.
Read the editorial article in The Australian Tribune.