The United States likely to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization and If carried out, it will mark the first time another country’s military has been branded as a terrorist group, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday (April 5).
The newspaper, quoting unnamed officials, said President Donald Trump’s administration would announce the long-mulled decision as soon as Monday (April 8) and that concerned defence officials were bracing for the impact.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp was formed after the 1979 Islamic revolution with a mission to defend the clerical regime, in contrast to more traditional military units that protect borders. The Revolutionary Guards have amassed strong power within Iran, including with significant economic interests.
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17 November, 2019