Obama Administration: Iran’s Murderous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Not a Terror Group
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has made “efforts to procure nuclear materials and conduct terrorist operations across the globe.” Obama continues to normalize evil and to treat enemies as allies and allies as enemies. Meanwhile, the leaders of the IRGC are laughing at him, amazed at how readily he is helping them triumph over the Great Satan.
“Obama Admin: Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps Not a Terror Group,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, November 9, 2015:
The State Department does not currently believe that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps should be designated as a foreign terrorist organization despite the military organization’s efforts to procure nuclear materials and conduct terrorist operations across the globe, according to a State Department official who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
Obama administration officials last week were hesitant to address the issue during testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. When asked to clarify its position on the corps, a State Department official told the Free Beacon that now is not the time to formally designate the military group as a terrorist organization.
Iranian officials have insisted that any new sanctions from the United States would be considered a violation of the recent nuclear deal and cause for Iran to walk away from the agreement.
The State Department maintains that the sanctions in place on the corps, which target certain individuals and actions, are enough to rein in the group’s rogue behavior. Iran itself is designated as a state sponsor of terror.
“We believe the sanctions we have in place remain the most appropriate and effective tools for targeting the IRGC, and we are making full use of such authorities with respect to the IRGC,” said a State Department official who was not authorized to speak on record. “In addition to Iran’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, we have a substantial set of sanctions already in place against the IRGC.”
These include targeted sanctions on the corps for “having engaged, or attempted to engage, in [nuclear] proliferation-related activities,” the source
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