Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is designated as a terrorist organization

Must Read

Genocide is the only option in Balochistan – Pakistani Minister declares

A Pakistani minister in Balochistan, who is de-jure head of security apparatus in the region, has declared that genocide...

Aslam Baloch — The Baloch General – TBP Special report

For seventy years, through ups and downs, successes and failures, with rapid and slow pace, the Balochistan’s...

State’s deadly weapon, Shafiq Mengal – The Balochistan Post report

Strings of suicide bombing in Sindh's Shikarpur city and firing incident on BSO azad's rally in Khuzdar got connected...

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced that the United States is designating Iran’s elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a terrorist organisation.

Trump said in a statement that the “unprecedented” move “recognises the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft”.

Soon after Washington declared the elite unit a terrorist group, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned all banks and business of consequences to dealing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

“Businesses and banks around the world now have a clear duty to ensure that companies with which they conduct financial transactions are not conducted with the IRGC in any material way,” he told reporters.

It is the first time that the US has designated a part of another country as a terrorist organisation.

The designation imposes sanctions that include freezes on assets the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may have in US jurisdictions and a ban on Americans doing business with it.

Whereas, in response to the US move, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council declared the US a “state sponsor of terrorism” and US forces in the region “terrorist groups”, state media reported.

In a statement carried by the official news agency IRNA, it said the move was in response to Washington’s “illegal and foolish act” of designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organisation.

The designation allows the US to deny entry to people found to have provided the Guard with material support or prosecute them for sanctions violations. That could include European and Asian companies and business people who deal with the Guard’s many affiliates.

Latest News

Progressive Youth Alliance member goes missing in Karachi

A member of Progressive Youth Alliance was forcibly disappeared from Karachi around 2 am, on Tuesday night.

Iran drops India from the Chabahar project for Chinese deal

Iran has dropped India from the $1.6 Billion Chahbahar-Zahedan railway project and has decided to kick off the project on its own,...

Panjgur: Armed attack kills several Pakistani soldiers

Unidentified gunmen attacked Pakistani forces in Panjgur district of Balochistan, on Tuesday. Military officials have confirmed the casualties of...

Coronavirus may get ‘worse and worse’, warns WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned in a virtual news conference in the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on...

Harnai: accident in coal mine kills two

Two miners were killed when a coal mine in Thor Ghar (Mountain) area of ​​Harnai overfilled with gas.  The...