Saudi Arabia And Bahrain Deisgnate Iran’s IRGC As Terrorist Group

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Saudi Arabia And Bahrain Deisgnate Iran's IRGC As Terrorist Group

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On October 23rd, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain announced that they had added Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as senior officers from its Quds Force to their terrorism lists. The reason given is the alleged financial and material support of the alleged Iranian terrorist activities, as reported by the SPA news agency.

SPA also cited a statement from the security services as saying Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, and the force’s Hamed Abdollahi and Abdul Reza Shahlai had been included on the terrorism list. The Quds Force is the IRGC’s branch that operates abroad.

In total Saudi authorities have added nine individuals and four organizations to their terrorist list. Bahrain has also added nine “Taliban-related” individuals and four others to their terrorist list, due to sponsorship of allegedly Iranian-backed terror activities.

The terrorist designation entails the freeze of all IRGC’s assets and properties and ban on any transactions with the organization and its representatives.

Qassem Soleimani was one of the individuals, who in July responded to US President Donald Trump’s remarks aimed at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. He vowed that if the US were to start a war with Iran, the latter would be the first to end it.

Iran immediately responded to the designation. On the same day, Brigadier-General Esmail Kowsari, the Revolutionary Guards’ deputy security chief, commented that this is a strategy by Saudi Arabia to shift focus from its Khashoggi debacle.

“Saudi Arabia is in a quagmire it cannot easily come out of. Saudi rulers are trying to distract the world and the region from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, in their consulate in Turkey. They should know that this crime cannot be washed away easily or by these methods.”

Earlier on the same day, the US Treasury targeted Afghanistan’s Taliban by sanctioning eight individuals who were designated as global terrorists. Two of them were also allegedly linked to the Quds Force, named as Mohammad Ebrahim Owhadi and Esma’il Razavi. It should be noted that in 2017 the US already designated the IRGC as a terrorist group.

The Taliban sanctions were also imposed by the seven countries members of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), a U.S.-Gulf initiative to stem finance to militant groups.

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are members of the TFTC, which was co-founded by Riyadh and Washington back in 2017.

Bahrain supports the US-Saudi push to pressure Iran, due to the Saudi assistance in oppressing the opposition representing the Shia majority in the country. In the past, Saudi Arabia has even deployed military forces to crack down on Shia protests in Bahran. Iran, a primarily Shia state and a presumed defender of Muslims, is considered as a threat by the government of Bahrain.

Furthermore, the designation of the IRGC is another action of the US-led bloc aimed at pressuring Iran and undermining its security.

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  • Lena Jones

    Terrorists actually fighting terrorism?! LOL! Classic Orwellian sketch, or as I’d like to call it: pure talmudism in action: turning reality upside down through deception so as to mass-murder.

    • Rob

      SAUDI ARABIA AND BAHRAIN DEISGNATE IRAN’S IRGC AS TERRORIST GROUP because these are the forces that kicking asses of their ISIS and Al-Qaeda and destroying their evil dreams in Mideast.

  • Lena Jones

    My money’s on the royal wahabis losing their (blood-splattered) thrones
    waaaaaaay before the mullahs of Iran even shift in their seats (merely to
    avoid getting them ‘pins and needles’ tingling their feet).

    • Barba_Papa

      Hell yeah! We need more pictures added to that Assad must go list, of all the various heads of state who wanted Assad to go, and who are now all gone themselves.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    i wonder when Iran will stop jerking off and support the houthis openly and have them invade SA and teach them a lesson they never forget. All the houthis need is man pads to face the airforce of their enemies. The rest they can take care with what they have, and that is real warriors and not sissy’s with guns, as the SA, americans and allies have, with their mercenaries.

    • You can call me Al

      Forget the Houthis for now. In the above “Bahrain supports the US-Saudi push to pressure Iran”…. no it doesn’t, the Saudi placed stools in The Bahrain government support their bastard Saudis; now Iran can concentrate on funding and arming the opposition (Shi’ite), totally distracting the Saudis from The Yemen and then wallop them, funding and arming the Houtis, sending training troops in + real ones for battle……. and then take up your plan, whilst the uprising continues in Bahrain and the East, South East of SA.

      PS The PMU could also help out via Iraq as well.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        I think they already doing that.

  • John Whitehot

    Saudi Arabia and Bahrain proper should be considered terrorist groups.

    • HardHawk

      They are not? Since when?

  • Rafik Chauhan

    doesn’t make any difference to ressitance . its old topic

  • Merijn

    BWAHAHAHA..WTF…!! Wahhabistan must be in absolute Panic… Yeah Iran The Great Terrorist Production Company…they created all the Wahhabi-Salafist-Jihadi-Al-Qaeda-Jaysh-al-Islam-ISIS-Muslimbrotherhood-Nour-al-Din-al-Zenki-HTS Headchopping Takfiri Goatfuckers… Always Blame the Others Wahhabi Clown Prince Mohammed Bin Schlomo…. you must have Learned that Trick from your Jewish Relatives….

  • Jim Bim

    Pathetic and laughable……they bot are the biggest sponsor of terrorism. They fund all the various terror groups, they are funding takfiri schools and mosque all around the world…..with the blessing of western countries.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    “…Iranian terrorist activities….”

    They mean Iranian _counterterrorism_ activities.

  • chris chuba

    The IRGC actually looks and acts like a military force unlike the Saudi Royal Guards who cannot beat the Houthis. Maybe they are just jealous.