The U.S. Senate declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, and the Iranian parliament in turn declared the CIA and the U.S. military to be
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed by a large majority a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to classify Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization "Terrorist organization" to be classified. This was the first time that a state military organization was declared a terrorist group, which also meant that there had to be talk of state terrorism. Iran responded promptly. In a resolution that was also non-binding, the Iranian parliament decided in response that the CIA and the U.S. military should be designated as "terrorist organizations" had to be considered.
While the U.S. military, according to the Iranian parliament’s retort, is implicated in terrorist actions such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs or the use of depleted uranium munitions in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA is blamed for building numerous terrorist organizations and training terrorists around the world. For example, the CIA supported former dictator Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups such as MKO, which operates out of Iraq, al-Qaida and the Taliban, it said. The CIA has set up secret prisons in Europe and abused prisoners in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.