Iran Regime's Ridiculous Claim: IRGC Defends the Region Against Terrorism
NCRI - As the U.S. government weighs designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that IRGC is the biggest guardian of the neighboring countries against terrorism.
Referring to the U.S. government's plan to designate the IRGC as a terrorist group. Zarif claimed that the whole world acknowledges the IRGC as the guardian of the neighboring countries against terrorism more than any other party." According to reports published by the state-run IRNA News, on February 25.
In fact IRGC supports the fundamentalist and radical Shiite militias in some countries of the region such as Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.
Nearly a month ago, Reuters quoted some US officials announcing that Trump has asked the institutions to consider a plan in order to list the IRGC as one of the terrorist organizations. A number of the IRGC officials and its affiliated organizations and even the foreign companies who work with the IRGC are currently on the sanctions list of the US.
The IRGC is the most powerful military-security organization that represses internal clashes and exports warmongering plans in the region. This organization is almost involved in all key industries and businesses in Iran.
Iran's missile tests are carried out by the IRGC and they have been criticized by the U.S. and some of its allies in the region. The U.S. Department of the Treasury added 13 individuals and 12 entities linked to Iran to the sanctions list.