International Relations

US declares Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as ‘terrorist organization’, Rouhani says ‘US leader of World Terrorism’

The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign “terrorist” organisation, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the region.

It is the first time that the US has designated an entity of another government as a “terrorist” organization, placing a group with vast economic resources that answers only to Iran’s supreme leader in the same category as al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

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,” President Donald Trump said in announcing the measure.

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