Published: 08:27 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 08:28 GMT, 7 January 2020
Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday designating all US forces 'terrorists' over the killing of a top Iranian military commander in a US strike last week.
Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations arm, was killed in a US drone strike outside Baghdad airport on Friday, ratcheting up tensions between the arch-foes.
Under the newly adopted bill, all US forces and employees of the Pentagon and affiliated organisations, agents and commanders and those who ordered the 'martyrdom' of Soleimani were designated as terrorists.
'Any aid to these forces, including military, intelligence, financial, technical, service or logistical, will be considered as co-operation in a terrorist act,' the Iranian parliament said.
Soleimani (pictured) was killed in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport on Friday, shocking the Islamic republic and sending tensions spiralling in the Middle East
Lawmakers also voted to bolster by £170million the coffers of the Quds Force - the foreign operations arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards that was headed by Soleimani.
The bill was an amended version of a law adopted in April last year that declared the United States a 'state sponsor of terrorism' and its forces in the region 'terror groups'.
Iran's top security body, the Supreme National Security Council, said that blackisting came