“As a consequence of the latest law, the US will apply the terrorism designation to the IRGC in its entirety, which would include its Ground Forces, Aerospace Forces, Navy and the Basij paramilitary”

US to designate the IRGC, affiliates as terrorists
by Amir Toumaj
August 10, 2017

President Donald Trump signed wide-ranging Congressional sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia last week. Known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, the law’s Iran section requires the president to extend a terrorism designation pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its foreign agents and affiliates by Oct. 30. The milestone marks the first instance the US will designate the military branch of a foreign country for terrorism…Companies and foundations owned by the supreme leader that fund the Revolutionary Guard’s proxies would also be eligible for designation. READ MORE

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