In a meeting with the Guard on Tuesday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told them that, despite what America thinks they are doing, their "evil designs” will not cause any harm. The IRGC is subordinate to, and take orders directly from the Ayatollah.
Members of parliament from various political factions wore a dark green revolutionary guard uniform in a show of solidarity with the elite forces on Tuesday. After chanting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans, several speeches were given denouncing the unprecedented decision of putting an official branch of a foreign military on a list of terrorist organizations. The session coincided with the country celebrating the National Day of the Revolutionary Guard.