Call for designating the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist entity and expelling it from the region
The Iranian resistance welcomes the designation of 18 entities and individuals affiliated with the Iranian regime for their role in exporting terrorism and in the drive to proliferate ballistic missiles. The sanctions are a necessary measure in confronting the mullahs’ dictatorship as the main source of regional crises and instability. Today’s actions need to be complemented by designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity and its expulsion from the Middle East region.
The IRGC serves as the guarantee to preserve the entirety of the religious fascism ruling Iran and is the main entity responsible for domestic suppression, the export of terrorism and extremism, and obtaining weapons of mass destruction, namely nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
A majority of the people of Iran and of the region demand the designation of the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and its expulsion in particular from Syria and Iraq. Such a designation is a prerequisite to ending conflict and crisis in the Middle East.
Two years after the nuclear agreement between the Iranian regime and world powers, known as JCPOA, there is no doubt that the concessions provided to the clerical regime have only emboldened it in continuing its suppressive policies at home, intensifying its meddling in the region and pursuing the expansion of ballistic missiles in defiance of the UN Security Council resolutions. In the meantime, there has been no improvement in the Iranian people’s welfare in the past two years. The unfrozen assets have been used for repression at home and the massacre of the people of Iraq, Syrian, and Yemen.
A firm approach is the only correct policy vis-a vis a regime, which is the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism and extremism. The major gathering of the Iranian resistance on July 1st demonstrated the aspirations of the Iranian people to overthrow the illegitimate theocracy ruling Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 18, 2017