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U.S. To Designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps As Terrorist Group – Report

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U.S. To Designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps As Terrorist Group – Report

A file photo of Iran’s IRGC forces in a parade. Source: PressTV

Washington is planning to designate the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, the Wall Street Journal reported on April 5, citing unnamed U.S officials.

According to the officials, the decision will be officially announced by the U.S. State Department as early as April 8. This will be first time Washington to formally designate another country’s military a “terrorist group.”

The President Donald Trump administration reportedly hopes that this decision will increase pressure on Tehran. However, some U.S. officials believe that this step could endanger U.S. troops deployed near IRGC forces in the Middle East.

“There are legitimate arguments both ways, but there are definitely second and third-tier level [implications] that have to be considered … Think those second and third-tier levels haven’t been fully considered,” U.S. official told the Wall Street Journal and added: “New leadership has decided to look at things differently.”

Earlier this week, Brian Hook an advisor for the Secretary of State claimed that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 U.S. service members in Iraq in the period from 2003 to 2011. This accusation was clearly meant to justify the upcoming decision against the IRGC.

“The effects of Iran’s meddling had been felt most sharply by the region’s innocent civilians. Men, women, and children are casualties of Iran’s dangerous expansionism almost every day,” Hook said during a press briefing on April 2.

Last year, the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned the IRGC. The department later expanded the sanctions to include several civilian entities in Iran and other countries after accusing them of facilitating the Iranian force activities in the Middle East.

U.S. sanctions and threats forced Tehran to strengthen its relations with its current allies and increase its military spending. The designation of the IRGC as a terrorist group will likely lead to similar results.

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  • Lena Jones

    When the klepto invader calls the natives terrorists, you know we live in Orwellian times.

    • verner

      yes indeed, a corrupt to the core and criminally insane junta in every respect resembling hitler’s henchmen, like goehring, goebbels, heydrich, himmler und zu weiter – this latter gang were put on trial for war crimes and so on and question is if today’s junta ever will face ICC or otherwise have to face some kind of judicial retributions or if they, fatso, bolton, abrams and others will perpetrate their crimes with impunity.

      • Joaquin

        These plagues are much worse than nazis could ever be… especially since most of what we know about the later comes from jewish-controlled media

        • verner

          the likelihood that anyone of the criminally insane and corrupt junta of today (fatso, bolton, abrams, donny the dunce, mnuchin undzu witer) will face a court and answer for the crimes against humanity they are responsible for is slim so I guess we should hope for a return of the anarchist of the late 1800 who dropped bombs on any and all
          of the so called elite, culminating in 1914 with the archduke ferdinand in sarajevo.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The reality is that the Sepah or IRGC is an integral part of Iranian defence forces and have played an important role in thwarting Americunt, Wahhabi and Zionist designs in the region. Americunt worthless designations don’t mean Jackshit in the world. US is the world’s worst child killer from Korea to Syria and is hardly in a position to designate anything. It will have the opposite effect, like Hezbollah such honoring titles will only increase the popularity of IRGC and draw more recruits. Iran needs to to strengthen the IRGC to around 300,000 full time cadre recruited from Iran and the global Shia diaspora. The dumb Americunts may have done IRGC recruiters a big favor, like the Zionist scum did with Hezbollah when they invaded Lebanon, and the Shia and other Lebanese thronged to join Hezbollah, which today is most educated and battle tested and world’s most respected resistance movement. Darood bar Sepah!

  • DontBelieveEitherPropaganda

    AFAIK Iran threatend to retaliate before if Trump would do this. This will for sure push things to the next level. Seeing how exposed US forces are in the middle east, they should prepare for some “pushback”..
    ;)

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Iran is taking the long term strategic view as the visiting Iraqi PM in Tehran just confirmed after meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei.

      At the request of Damascus, Iran and Hezbollah to stay in Syria for the long term and Iraq will also send forces to support the Syrian government in defeating terrorists and expelling foreign forces. The Iranian Supreme Leader also urged the Iraqis to expel the US occupation forces which are the cause of terrorism and regional destabilization.

  • Hasbara Hunter

    THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TERRORISTS ARE THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA, ZIONATO & ISISRAHELL

  • verner

    I suppose a reasonable response will be to declare moronistan’s special forces as terrorist and attack them whereever they are found – which is everywhere – africa, asia, europe and south america. no peace for the special forces. maybe some bright person can put up an award on any special forces member being dismembered and made useless. will suffice with 100000 bucks per hit.

  • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

    Great news! This means the US Navy can open fire on any IRGC vessels. And US Airforce can start a bombing campaign against IRGC proxies in Syria and Iraq :) It’s just getting started

    • Barba_Papa

      Things like international borders, international law really do mean Jack Shit to you, doesn’t it? Last time I checked openly attacking the armed forces of another country, even if you call them terrorists, is still an act of war. And staring a war is a war crime.

    • FlorianGeyer

      You are sticking your ‘nose’ in matters you know little about again , Jacob.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Jacob is in dire need of an Americunt taxpayers funded gratis nose job like most of the ugly Yids. He can safely smoke a doobie under the shower :)

    • Lena Jones

      The holocaust? “Great news!”.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Zionist criminals and their IDF are terrorists and cowardly child killers with ugly honkers like yours. That is a FACT Jack!

    • Carne João Pasta

      What’s the point of posting here when most people have no interest in your speel?

    • Mike

      Fuck off Israeli shitstain solomon kupec.

    • Mike

      Israelis are child killing chickenshits.

  • Ishyrion Av

    US is declaring its enemy army a terrorist organization. What an insane joke!

  • goingbrokes

    I’m sick and tired of this terrorist bullshit game, and US declaring anyone it wishes a terrorist. And after attacking and invading Iraq, now Iranians are apparently “responsible” for US casualties, never mind the number. We’ll never know the facts but these unsubstantiated statistics being used to declare an entire country’s military a “terrorist” organisation is totally idiotic. US has had hostile relations with Iran for decades, including threats of war. So if Iranian military kill US soldiers, how is that “terrorism”. It’s a bad joke. And no one is laughing.

    • goingbrokes

      Oh yeah, how’s the concentration camp going in Southern Syria. Have you gassed them all yet. Oh, just sold to slavery, well that’s ok then.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    LOL, that’s the pot calling the kettle black.
    “Earlier this week, Brian Hook an advisor for the Secretary of State claimed that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 U.S. service members in Iraq in the period from 2003 to 2011.” – so the US don’t like the Iranians killing their soldiers in Iraq, that’s an easy fix for the US, just get out of Iraq and no more US soldiers will die.