Trump Announces New “Strategy” On Iran. US Designates IRGC As Terrorist Group

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Trump Announces New "Strategy" On Iran. US Designates IRGC As Terrorist Group

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US President Donald Trump has approved a new strategy for Iran. The strategy promises that the US “will deny the Iranian regime all paths to a nuclear weapon”.

The plan focuses on neutralizing the Iran’s Government influence and constraining its “aggression” in the region, among other things by cutting funding to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

“The IRGC’s stated purpose is to subvert the international order,” says the plan. “The IRGC’s power and influence have grown over time, even as it has remained unaccountable to the Iranian people, answering only to [its leader] Khamenei. It is hard to find a conflict or a suffering people in the Middle East that the IRGC’s tentacles do not touch.

“We will rally the international community to condemn the IRGC’s gross violations of human rights and its unjust detention of American citizens and other foreigners on specious charges,” states the strategy.

It also features a list of Iranian malign activities, which include ballistic missile development and proliferation, material and financial support for terrorism and extremism, unrelenting hostility to Israel, consistently threatening freedom of navigation in Persian Gulf and grievous human rights abuses.

When it comes to the Iranian Nuclear Program, the plan states that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action must be “strictly enforced” and the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect Iran’s military sites.

Trump also announced “tough” sanctions against the IRGC accusing them in supporting of terrorism.

“It has hijacked large portions of Iran’s economy and seized massive religious endowments to fund war and terror abroad … I am authorizing the Treasury Department to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for its support for terrorism and to apply sanctions to its officials, agents and affiliates,” Trump said.

The US Treasury Department officially designated the IRGC as a terrorist group:

The IRGC was designated today for the activities it undertakes to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, the IRGC-QF.  The IRGC, which is the parent organization of the IRGC-QF, was previously designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on October 25, 2007, in connection with its support to Iran’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, and pursuant to E.O. 13553 on June 9, 2011 and E.O. 13606 on April 23, 2012, in connection with Iran’s human rights abuses.
The IRGC has provided material support to the IRGC-QF, including by providing training, personnel, and military equipment.  The IRGC has trained IRGC-QF personnel in Iran prior to their deployments to Syria, and has deployed at least hundreds of personnel from its conventional ground forces to Syria to support IRGC-QF operations.  IRGC personnel in Syria have provided military assistance to the IRGC-QF, and have been assigned to IRGC-QF units on the battlefield, where they provide critical combat support, including serving as snipers and machine gunners.
Additionally, the IRGC has recruited, trained, and facilitated the travel of Afghan and Pakistani nationals to Syria, where those personnel are assigned to, and fight alongside, the IRGC-QF.  The IRGC also has worked with the IRGC-QF to transfer military equipment to Syria.  The IRGC used both IRGC bases and civilian airports in Iran to transfer military equipment to Iraq and Syria for the IRGC-QF.

Trump wanted to strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of international support for it for a long time. On October 13, he plans to decertify it.

But the Trump administration made it clear that it wants to leave the 2015 accord intact, at least for now. Trump’s decision to decertify the nuclear deal will not withdraw the United States from the agreement, but he will attempt to persuade the US Congress to approve some separate measures to toughen US policy toward Iran.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he did not believe decertifying the agreement would scuttle it, as many congressional leaders and senior diplomatic, military and national security advisers considered the deal worth preserving if possible. It is entirely possible that Congress will choose to do nothing, leaving the terms of the agreement unchallenged.

Trump also plans to give the US Treasury Department broad authority to impose economic sanctions against the IRGC, in response to what Washington calls its efforts to destabilize and undermine its opponents in the Middle East.

The 2015 accord was designed to prevent Iran developing a nuclear weapon, with the president’s administration having to certify to Congress that Iran is upholding its part of the deal every 90 days. France, Germany, China, Russia and the UK are also partners in the deal.

The accord lifted some sanctions, allowing Iran to trade on international markets and sell oil. The lifting of sanctions is dependent on Iran restricting its nuclear program. It must restrict its uranium stockpile, build no more heavy-water reactors for 15 years, and allow inspectors into the country.

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  • Free man

    I wonder what the “crushing response” of the Revolutionary Guards will be.
    If they are smart they won’t do anything.
    Trump is waiting for the ” crushing response ” to prove his point.

    • Rodney Loder

      US is weakest in Syria, the Guards will act as soon as Germany gives its economic good will, which I guarantee will happen.

    • General Surena

      HEHHHEHHH.. trump….. hhhheeehhheh

      • Free man

        He is funny and creepy at the same time.

        • AMHants

          Perfect bogeyman for a Halloween fancy dress character.

  • MD Ranix
    • Emilia M.

      The smelly Ayatollah said something?

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Now Trump is listening to the very same Fake News Media he use to put down.
    The mainstream media of America is and has been owned and run by Jews for 100 years now.
    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1495/29/1495294425808.jpg

    • TiredOfBsToo

      Actually, Adam Garrie over at the Duran (http://theduran.com/author/adam-garrie/Duran) has a good take on the nuclear deal Trump is clueless about. As Adam points out, Trump has been accused of colluding with Russia, but it wasn’t Russia Trump was colluding with, it was Israel.

      I believe Trump’s message to voters was misplaced. His campaign speeches should have followed his true intentions: Make Israel great again and NOT what he stated: Make America great again. To make America great would require the withdrawal of the military from around the world and allowing people to live in peace.

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        You are 100% right, which he did talk about things like that.
        His Ashkenazi-Jew son in law has positioned himself as the puppet master of Trump.
        Trump meant well, and did believe in peace.
        But now that he is surrounded with Generals that have a different story to spin all the time,
        now Trump just thinks he is getting access to information he never had before.
        In Trumps mind I really do believe that he thinks he is doing the right thing, the problem is the Generals and Donors and Media is selling a bad fake story about Iran.
        Trump has been cut off from reason such as…
        http://www.breitbart.com/
        https://www.infowars.com/
        http://ifamericaknew.org/
        http://stoptheblankcheck.org/
        http://stop30billion.org/

        • TiredOfBsToo

          “…has positioned himself as the puppet master of Trump”.

          I don’t believe I can accept that as the only reason. He’s been anti-Iranian long before he held office and prides himself on being strong and his own man. What he’s proven is that he’s weak minded and that he has failed or lied to all of those people, who helped push him over the Clinton edge of the Presidency, because of his promise of non-intervention abroad. If the world survives this President, he most definitely will be a one termer. As it turns out, once again Americans had no choice for President, having been presented with a known war criminal, Clinton, and one who said he wouldn’t follow suit. The presidency of the US is nothing more than a puppet of the ‘Deep State’. The last President strong enough to take on the shadow government, Kennedy, was assassinated by the ‘Deep State’ and no-one has had the cojones since. The Congress needs to be voted out each election until it begins to represent the will of the people.

        • matt

          the USA empire will decline…would be better to split it up into smaller more democratic countrys with smaller armies

          • Real Anti-Racist Action

            I 100% agree with that.
            Some have tried that before, but the Federal Troops always come in and slaughter everyone like when they burned down Atlanta city to the ground with everyone still in it.

          • matt

            Well, those deserved to die….

          • Icarus Tanović

            That’s gonna happen, eventually.

        • Aen RaBeon

          You try to potray trump as a ‘victim’. Is he that dumb? No, he’s an accomplice and the spokesperson. Nothing will divert their main agenda for eretz israel.

  • Rodney Loder

    But why does Trump have to do all than fly catching motions with his hands when he’s revivalist spirit takes him back to the McCarthy era, is he practicing for his retirement in the outback where the flies as as thick as, but never mind taking the mickey all I can say is thank you Trump well done.

    • General Surena

      HEHHHEHH… trump…. hhhheehehe

      • Aimo Huikka

        Wery intellectual discussuion, BTW.

      • Rodney Loder

        Thanks for sharing that, I think the reason empathy is derived by qualities within individual history closely associated with conceived vested interests is to exclude people who apply self interest without empathy from knowing what their talking about, Trump is certainly clueless.

    • zman

      Old habits die hard…Trump, the consummate conman and showman can’t talk without the stage theatrics.

      • Rodney Loder

        If you had said show-pony I would have said as a accomplishe horse whisperer that someone is blowing in his ear, but you didn’t so I can’t say that.

  • Simon Gould

    “it is hard to find a conflict or a suffering people in the Middle East that the IRGC’s tentacles do not touch.”
    Substitute IRGC with CIA, the biggest terrorist group on the planet. Staggering hypocrisy.

    • General Surena

      İRGC , the most terrorists enemy… the terrorist killers mean… look at isis… hhaaaahh.
      who kiling isis ? usa ? hhheeehhheeh.
      İRGC DİD, DO, and so on.

    • BL

      The Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you. Never be fooled about the fact that Trump was speaking, in reality this orange clown was just reading a script written for him by his Jew banker masters.

    • John Whitehot

      correct. also substitute Middle East with the entire world.

    • RichardD

      I would substitute Israel. The CIA is probably as Jew infested, maybe more, than the rest of the US. Which is the most Jew infested nation on the planet. Take away the Jews and the US would be a much different and better place.

  • Thegr8rambino

    The US and Israeli govts need to come to an end sooner rather than later for the sake of all that is good in this world!!!

  • General Surena

    BUSH the father, BUSH the son, CLİNTON, OBAMA and TRUMP….
    all of them BOW DOWN…. iran is there since 5000 years ago.. always will be.
    SO… trump and us marine, must take care of her fat ass in PERSİAN GOLF….more.

    • matt

      the 5000 years do not matter, that was a whole diferent iran back then. Mohamed wasn’t invented yet…

      • gustavo

        ¿ invented by jews ?

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    Iran left petrodollar in exchange to Yuan-gold!..that is the question…

    • AMHants

      If you look at North Korea, Thaad pointing at China and Russia, and North Korea with no Rothschild Central Bank, together with Iran, again no Rothschild Central Bank, and the fact that Russia, China and Iran will be trading in gold backed Yuan, it so makes sense.

      Sadam – taken out because he wanted Euro trade and not $USD.
      Gadaffi – taken out because he wanted African Gold Dinar and not the $USD.

      Washington DC, begging for war, with either North Korea or Iran, and wanting Russia and China to join in.

      The lunatics are seriously running all asylums, but, where will it all end and will that be that stupid to try and take the planet out? Not as though readio-active ash can provide much, let alone keep the stocks and shares sweet.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    As I’ve said so often: US president Netanyahu has given his Foreign minister Trump and his subordinates the command to disengage from the International nuclear agreement with Iran. The best thing Iran can do is nothing, unless other countries which are also signatories to the agreement violate the agreement too. What the US is proving to the world is what the Russians have said all along and that is, that the US is not agreement capable. Now the US, acting on orders from their president, Netanyahu, are proving the Russians correct.

    The best action the rest of the world can take is to trade in their own currencies and refuse to finance Israel and US wars any further.

    • Thegr8rambino

      Amen

    • cortisol

      Over time, I think, the rest of the Persian gulf oil producers will follow suite and use more €uro and yuan as trading currencies over the dollar. They are becoming neutral towards Iran, I do not think even Saudis want war with Iran, not least because their army sucks and can’t even win in Yemen, unless you count pointless massacres of civilians as “winning”.

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Agreed.

        “…wants to rather use colonized vassals…”

        One doesn’t even need to look at anything before the Syrian invasion by terrorists funded and weaponized by the ‘West’ (though many other examples exist).

  • bcbingram

    I am curious, did You clear this strategy with non-nuke Israel ? I wouldn’t ask but you screwed up that FALSE FLAG gas attack , and You have NOT apologized, so I was wondering……

  • John

    Eh….. dumb move.

  • Rafik Chauhan

    SAME OLD STORIES NOTHING NEW AND NO ONE BELIVES IN US AND ISRAEL ANYMORE AND TRUST THIS THUGS ANYMORE

  • chris chuba

    Rambling, incoherent, nonsense. I feel like I’m living in Rome during the reign of Nero or Caligula.

    Every single meme against Iran is being repeated and his speech writers are making the accusations even more false. The detention of Americans (actually dual citizens) was the only claim that wasn’t completely insane. The sad thing is that FOX and most of the MSM will be orgasmic over it.

  • Ivanus59

    Iran is already on a winning course vs USA (the overseas colony of Izrael).. The imperialists may foam with rage all they want but they don’t have the power, not even near, to destroy Iran as they wish. However, the aggressiveness of the NATO/Izrael ruling zionist bourgeois elite is so staggering that, even as I watched it for most of my life, am sometimes stunned at how bottomless their disregard for human life is…

    • Emilia M.

      Iran is a poor couintry where no reasonable person wants to live. Iran is losing and it is losing badly.

      • Ivanus59

        If Iran was losing then USA would not be this aggressive and angry lol. But they rage cause they see their sanctions not having the desired effect. There are many worse places to live then in Iran, places that are free of sanctions…

      • Clive Hurston

        What kind of person likes their own comments?

        • Vitex

          A troll

      • AMHants

        Really?

        Wasn’t it Iran that came up with Magrav technology, when they were bearing the sanctions?

        They might not have any desire to have nuclear weapons, but, I bet they have a lot in their arsenal that just might surprise us all. Working, the same as Russia, on non-tactile weapons that leave any beasts in the area completely impotent.

        As I sit down with the popcorn, I do wonder what Russia and Iran have between them, on their own and stored away, until needed.

  • andy l

    Trump said Iran is supporting Al Qaeda lol. Does he even know that Iran is shia & that takfiri militants are sunni financed by Saudi & their pals. The very people Iran is fighting in Syria. Shia militias are not blowing people up in Europe or running them down in trucks. When he said America first we should have known it really meant Israel first

    • John Mason

      You said it all Andy, Trump wouldn’t know if his ass is on fire unless someone told him.

    • Serious Dude

      Do you know a word called “freenemy”?

    • AMHants

      Must admit, I was reading a load of Breit Bart comments, and you get a few refreshing posts, but, generally the activists out in force. What I did notice, the latest soundbite is to try and pin 9/11 on Iran, not your Saudi friends. Or family members of the Carlyle Group.
      Sit back and watch, with the popcorn out as they try and change history, yet again.

  • John Mason

    Be interesting to see what the Russian/Chinese response will be considering that this move from the US can hinder the OBOR. Start sanctioning the US and deny them port entry into certain states for starters. The World needs to band together and stop this runaway lunatic regime, the US before it is too late.

    • Thegr8rambino

      I agree, US+israel should be the most sanctioned and isolated countries on the planet

    • Emilia M.

      Yes, and then China economy implodes and Xi has a revolution on his hands. Not going to happen silly clown.

      • John Mason

        You need to engage your brain before posting comments that are irrelevant. Suppose one can’t expect much from an infant.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Think of IRGC-AQ as Iran’s equivalent of US Army Special Forces — they do the same things. Iran has already stated that if IRGC is declared a “terrorist” organization Iran would equally consider all US troops in the ME as being on par with IS. The US move is obviously declaring “open season” on all Iranian forces in Syria — which is what the damned Jews want and whom will be more than happy to “pile on.” And what happens when IRGC-AQ (a Syrian ally) follows through with treating SF in Syria as IS? The US claims “unprovoked” attack on US forces. That booger-eating imbecile Trump has just lit the fuze for war with Iran.

    • Rodney Loder

      The jews can’t enter Syria they have no ground forces to speak of, and they won’t contest Russia, the US will try to find common ground with Erdogan now Salman is being deserted by the willingness of al-Qa’eda they want to go with Qatar and Turkey, Trump and Netanyahu are expendables it’s really just a public opinion operation not even to change but only to determine. Don’t worry about israel worry about the Brotherhood.

      • John Whitehot

        for the time being I’m going to agree with you on this.

        I’d be cautious and wait for the next few weeks to make an opinion

        • Rodney Loder

          Agreed, even Allah changes His Mind occasionally.

    • Clive Hurston

      Well said buddy . .

  • Aurelio Ferdinand

    Ah whole lot of crap, trump is trumping Iran because the ”Zionist US Coalition” is loosing the war in the Syrian theater hands down, and israel’s plan of a greater israel is all but collapsing very quickly.

  • Clive Hurston

    “It is hard to find a conflict or a suffering people in the Middle East that the IRGC’s tentacles do not touch.” –
    Yes, lots of suffering. Broken lives, disenfranchised populations, dead babies, imprisoned sons, sanctions, drone strikes and fomenting of armed rebellion in stable societies. And who do we have to thank for this great work of art in the Middle-East? Yes, you guessed it: Israel and her powerful lapdog(s). The Zionist elite sit down and laugh their Zionist arses off every time they see how they managed to get the Western democracies to do all their dirty work for them. And they laugh with an especially demonic glee when the stupid, brain-dead Christians and churches manifest their altruistic loyalty and support to God’s “chosen race” . .

  • Solomon Krupacek

    But the Trump administration made it clear that it wants to leave the 2015 accord intact, at least for now.

    The same foreseen solomon, the wisest, 10 days ago. :))

  • Emilia M.

    Revolutionary Guard look like they should all be singers in that gay group: the Village People.

    • zman

      Up voting your own BS because no one else will? Another shill joins the party.

  • Paul Lynch

    If cutting funding is part of this, as stated above, is america cutting its own funding to the IRGC, or are they gonna cut Iran government funding? What funding is going to be cut. The entire world is behind the Iran deal, accept the US, ISRAEL, and Saudi. Poor america. Gonna get hurt really really bad.

    • EL ZORRO

      Remember that the US State Department of Love, Peace, Charming, Apple Pie and Lollipops is under the control of the(CFR)DEEP STATE/MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, they run the U.S FOREIGN POLICY, the president is nothing more than a MARIONETTE.

  • RichardD

    I’ve read that Trump’s motivation for doing this is to extinguish the requirement for the President to have to certify compliance every 90 days. Which isn’t part of the Iran deal, and is a US only add on.

  • kurdi aram

    Trump is losing in all fronts

  • kurdi aram

    Trump Will Not be able to stay in power Unbill 2020

  • kurdi aram

    We can expect that Gold Price will increase further against Dollar

  • kurdi aram

    Trump has no Chance against Iran He will only Bank linke the Others

  • EL ZORRO

    “ US DESIGNATES IRGC AS TERRORIST GROUP”…Accuse those agains you of that which you are guilty.

    Joseph Goebbels

  • EL ZORRO

    ISIS only shows itself where US is involved.

    Furthermore, they only attack US enemies.

    I sure wonder who ISIS works for?

    And let’s not forget that ISIS even apologized attacking a certain country.

    I wonder which country it was(ISRAEL)?. Let’s see…It’s a well known “SECRET” that the US/NATO/ISRAEL/QATAR/SAUDI ARABIA/TURKEY/JORDAN, CREATED, FUNDED AND TRAINED, ISIS MERCENARIES TERRORIST, to overthrow the Syrian government, John McCain, a COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS MARIONETTE worked feverishly with the Obama administration for the last several years to arm radical jihadists across the region in an admitted decades-long plan(REMEMBER GENERAL Wesley Clark) to overthrow the governments of several countries including Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, etc,etc, Hillary Clinton admitted in 2012, while she was Secretary of the US State Department of Love, Peace, Charming, Apple Pie and Lollipops, that Al-Qaeda influenced extremists and other groups on the State Department’s terror list were fighting on the same side as the United States in Syria and that they were aiding opposition rebels. If the ISIS, US created TERRORIST, need any information to evade “US INTELLIGENCE”, all they have to DO is call their BOOSES in the US State Department of Love, Peace, Charming, Apple Pie and Lollipops and ask for ADVISE.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    USA/NATO and Israel will never stop accusing countries to wage war.Their will never stop terrorizing the whole world.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Russia,Iran,Syrian, China and others who have mineral resources and oil and gas plus other raw material are under USA/NATO and Israel siege and severe threat.