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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Iran's rulers are furious as Trump Designates Iranian Revolutionary Guard a Foreign Terror Group

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The Trump administration has designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. The move falls in line with Washington's more aggressive stance towards Tehran. Iran has already responded with moves of its own.
The Revolutionary Guards directly support Islamic terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad with the aim of waging a proxy war against Israel.
Hezbollah first burst onto the international scene in 1983, when they simultaneously bombed the United States Marine barracks and French paratrooper base in Beirut. 241 Americans—the largest loss of American military personnel in a single incident since World War II—and 58 Frenchmen were killed in the attacks.
But this was only the beginning.
More bombings followed, killing 24 people at the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut in 1984; killing 85 at the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires in 1994; and killing 19 at a housing complex for American oil executives in Saudi Arabia in 1996.
The Revolutionary Guards directly support Islamic terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad with the aim of waging a proxy war against Israel.
Hezbollah, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are Islamic terrorist organisations, with an antisemitic ideology, an arsenal of missiles pointing at Israel, a history of terror attacks on Jewish targets in the West, and links to organised crime.