President Trump moved to formally designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terror organization” Monday; ramping up pressure on the Islamic Republic as they continue to advance their nuclear and missile programs.
“The announcement, which officials said would put the military organization on the same level as terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, is the latest administration step to increase pressure on Iran,” reports Fox News.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed the President’s decision hours after the announcement; citing the group’s involvement in terror plots across the Middle East and beyond.
“This designation is a direct response to an outlaw regime and should surprise no one,” he said. “The IRGC masquerades as a legitimate military organization, but none of us should be fooled.”
“If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism. This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences,” added the President.
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