Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad ZarifReuters

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement of new sanctions against Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

“Today, Iranians--boys, girls, men, women--are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror,” tweeted Zarif.

Trump on Friday said the U.S. would level new sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, and vowed to block the Islamic Republic's financing of terrorism around the globe.

In his speech, the president also confirmed he will not certify Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that while the U.S. wouldn't scrap the deal, it could "leave at any time".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also criticized Trump's speech and vowed to expand Iran's ballistic missile program.

Speaking on Iranian television, Rouhani dismissed Trump's “insults and fake accusations", and said that Iran would stick to the nuclear agreement as long as it was beneficial.

Rouhani also defended the IRGC and said, "The Iranian nation has not and will never bow to any foreign pressure. Iran and the deal are stronger than ever. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps will continue its fight against regional terrorists."