U.S. Designates Iran Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist Org

President Trump has announced that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. This is the first time a part of another country has been labeled a terrorist organization.

According to Fox News:

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. is designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” in an effort to increase pressure on the country.

It is the first time that the U.S. has designated a part of another country as a terrorist organization.

The designation imposes sanctions that include freezes on assets the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may have in U.S. jurisdictions and a ban on Americans doing business with it.

“This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft,” Trump said in a statement.

Iran is, of course, hot happy with the decision and has threatened retaliation against the United States.


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