The Arizona House of Representatives passed a resolution calling on the U.S. government to list the Iran regimes Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group. The representatives noted in the resolution that they considered the IRGC as the main source of international terrorism and they enumerated examples of crimes committed by them against the Iranian people, as well as their terrorist acts throughout the region. Therefore, they stressed the need to condemn these crimes and to list the IRGC as a terrorist group.

At the meeting held in the Arizona Congress, the Chair of the Democrats in Arizona House of Representatives, Rebecca Rios introduced the resolution and stated that the IRGC has been exporting terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East for more than 30 years. After that, the text of the resolution was read.

According to the resolution, in 1984 the U.S. Department of State has called the Iran regime a state sponsor of terrorism. The Iran regime is in fact the most involved government in supporting terrorism, since the IRGC has always provided the terrorist groups and militias of the Middle East and Central Asia with financial support, materials, and logistic supplies.

The resolution also refers to the crimes committed by the IRGC in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as Iran’s missile tests in defiance of the Security Council’s resolutions. It also states that the IRGC is involved in the ongoing massacre of the Syrians and it supports the Assad regime incessantly. They intend to protect a regime that is responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands and the displacement of millions of Syrians.

The resolution also refers to the direct role of the IRGC in internal repression and “serial murder,” stating that according to the NCRI, this group has established at least 144 terrorist training centers in Tehran and other cities in February 2017. The foreigners receive terrorist training in these centers before going to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other regions.

The Representatives of the Arizona Congress in their resolution pointed out some gross violations of human rights by the Iran regime, which were also listed in the report of the U.S. Department of State, including the growing wave of executions, arbitrary killings, long-term solitary confinements, and severe beatings of prisoners.

The resolution passed by Arizona Congress at the end noted the threats made by the IRGC for establishing security in the region and the world. The representatives stipulated that the Arizona House of Representatives would pass the following clause:

The resolution condemns the IRGC and the Iran regime for their efforts in supporting and financing terrorist groups in the Middle East and other parts of the world. We call on the U.S. government to publicly condemn such actions and to list the IRGC as the terrorist organization because of its support for terrorism.

Source: / ncr-iran /