Taking Iran Revolutionary Guard off the terror list would be a historic mistake, Taking Iran Revolutionary Guard off the terror list mistake
Upon taking over as secretary of state, one of the first moves Antony Blinken made was to revoke the Houthi’s terror list designation.
In the wake of their delisting, the Houthis embarrassed Blinken by ratcheting up their attacks on both Saudi and Emirati civilian infrastructure. terror list
Blinken, it seems, has not learned the lesson. Reports from Vienna suggest a renewed Iran nuclear deal is close.
Leaks suggest that the United States is prepared to reverse all Trump-era sanctions.
There would be one winner from any such deal, and it would not be the U.S., the Iranian people, or nuclear nonproliferation.
On April 8, 2019, the State Department designated the entirety of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.
To designate only its elite Quds Force unit would be to absolve the broader organization. If Greenpeace put bombs on buses, it shouldn’t matter what they did with the spotted owl — they’d still be a terrorist group.
Like former President Donald Trump or hate him, his administration’s designation of the entire Guard was a brilliant move. It showed understanding, at least on Secretary of State (and former CIA Director) Mike Pompeo’s part, of Iran’s inner workings.
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