The President labeled Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, as a terrorist group for their “outlaw” and “malign” behavior.
THE PRESIDENT: The President stated, “This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequence.”
He also added, “We will continue to increase financial pressure and raise the costs on the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist activity until it abandons its malign and outlaw behavior.”
SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO: Pompeo said, “This designation is a direct response to an outlaw regime and should surprise no one,”
The IRGC masquerades as a legitimate military organization, but none of us should be fooled.”
SECRETARY MIKE POMPEO:
THE DESIGNATION: The labeling of the designation as terrorist groups ultimately freezes assets that are in the U.S., gives sanctions, and will ban any American to do business with the Iran Guard.
DEMOCRATS: Those who oppose the designation believe it will lead the United States closer to conflict with Iran.
TRITA PARSI: Trita Parsi is the founder of the National Iranian American Council and she stated, “On the contrary, it makes America less safe by making war more likely.”
IRAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER JAVAD ZARIF: Zarif tweeted this yesterday to the President saying “know better than to be conned into another U.S. disaster.
#NetanyahuFirsters who have long agitated for FTO designation of the IRGC fully understand its consequences for US forces in the region. In fact, they seek to drag US into a quagmire on his behalf.@realDonaldTrump should know better than to be conned into another US disaster. pic.twitter.com/i4bcfgxybT
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 7, 2019
CONCLUSION: The pot is boiling between the US and Iran after the President labeled Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group for committing terrorist acts and behaving “malign.” The Foreign Minister of Iran tweeted to the President to not conn himself into another US disaster.
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