فيديو تقرير من سكاي نيوز يتناول ادراج الولايات المتحدة الحرس الثوري الإيراني على قوائم الإرهاب ومقابلة مع برين هوك المكلف الملف الإيراني في أدراة ترامب
سكاي نيوز/08 نيسان/19
أدرجت الولايات المتحدة رسميا الحرس الثوري الإيراني على لائحة المنظمات الإرهابية الأجنبية، بحسب ما أعلن الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترامب. وقال وزير الخارجية الأميركي مايك بومبيو إن الرئيس ترامب اعترف بواقع موجود كون الحرس الثوري داعم للإرهاب.
واشنطن تصنف الحرس الثوري الإيراني منظمة إرهابية/وزير الخارجية الأميركي يدعو المصارف الأجنبية لقطع أي علاقة معه
كاليفورنيا: «الشرق الأوسط أونلاين»/08 نيسان/19
أدرجت الولايات المتحدة الأميركية رسمياً الحرس الثوري الإيراني على لائحة المنظمات الإرهابية الأجنبية، بحسب ما أعلن الرئيس الأميركي دونالد ترمب اليوم (الأثنين). وأكد ترمب في بيان أن هذه الخطوة “غير المسبوقة” تؤكد “حقيقة أن إيران ليست فقط دولة ممولة للإرهاب، بل إن الحرس الثوري ينشط في تمويل الإرهاب والترويج له كأداة حكم”، مضيفاً أن هذا الإجراء يسمح بزيادة “الضغط” على إيران. وفي سياق متصل، صرح وزير الخارجية الأميركي مايك بومبيو أن تصنيف الحرس الثوري الإيراني جماعة إرهابية يسري خلال أسبوع. وتابع بومبيو في مؤتمر صحافي اليوم (الأثنين) حول إيران في مقر وزارة الخارجية في واشنطن: “الحرس الثوري الإيراني يتحمل مسؤولية دعم حركة حماس وحزب الله”. وذكر بومبيو أن الحرس الثوري الإيراني “قام ببث الرعب والفوضى منذ تأسيسه”. وتابع: “قاسم سليماني مسؤول عن تصرفات الحرس الثوري”. ودعا بومبيو المصارف الأجنبية إلى قطع أي علاقة لها بالحرس الثوري الإيراني. مؤكدا أننا: “لن نتحمل استمرار صعود حزب الله في لبنان”.
US designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization
Agencies/Monday, 8 April 2019
The United States designated Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, President Donald Trump said on Monday, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country’s military a terrorist group. Trump said in a statement that the “unprecedented” move “recognizes 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.”“The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign,” Trump said in a statement.The designation “makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with, or providing support to, the IRGC,” Trump said. “If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism.”
The US has in the past blacklisted dozens of entities and people for affiliations with the IRGC, but not the organization as a whole.
In 2007, the US Treasury designated the IRGC’s Quds Force, the unit in charge of operations abroad, “for its support of terrorism,” and has described it as Iran’s “primary arm for executing its policy of supporting terrorist and insurgent groups.”
Pompeo warns all banks, businesses to end dealings with the IRGC
Al Arabiya English and agencies/Monday, 08/April 2019/US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned all banks and businesses against dealing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after Washington designated the group as a terrorist organization. “The leaders of Iran are racketeers, not revolutionaries,” Pompeo said. “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.”
During the press conference, Pompeo said the designation would come into effect in one week.
“In an important step to counter the Iranian regime’s terrorism, the US has designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including the Quds Force, as a foreign terrorist organization. We must help the people of Iran get back their freedom,” Pompeo tweeted on Monday.
“The use of terrorism is central to the Iranian regime’s foreign policy. The designation of IRGC, including the Quds Force, will help starve the regime of the means to execute this destructive policy. Maximum pressure will be unrelenting until Iran’s regime abandons its deadly ambitions,” Pompeo added.
US designates Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization
April 08, 2019 17:16
Donald Trump says IRGC ‘actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft’ US says Middle East can not be stable until the IRGC is weakened
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump announced Monday that the US is designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a “foreign terrorist organization” to help stabilize the Middle East and bring maximum pressure on Tehran.
In an important step to counter the Iranian regime’s terrorism, the U.S. has designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, incl. Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. We must help the people of Iran get back their freedom.
Trump said the “unprecedented” move “recognizes 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.”
“The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign,” Trump said. It is the first time the United States has designated part of a foreign government a terrorist organization, rather than guerrilla groups or other more informal entities.
The move comes on top of Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of an international deal with Iran that was meant to lift crippling economic sanctions in return for the government allowing its nuclear technology to be restricted and kept under close supervision. The Trump administration argues that Iran’s government, which is locked in a deeply hostile standoff with top US ally Israel, cannot be trusted and should face “maximum pressure.”
Israeli’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warmly welcomed the move by his “dear friend” Trump.The terrorist designation for the Revolutionary Guards is meant to strike at the heart of the Iranian government’s power structure. The elite force was formed after the 1979 Islamic revolution with a mission to defend the clerical regime, in contrast to more traditional military units that protect borders.
At home, it has amassed strong political and economic influence.
Abroad, the Guards’ Quds Force supports Iranian allies, including Syrian President Bashar Assad and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Addressing reporters following Trump’s announcement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned all banks and business of consequences to dealing with the Revolutionary Guards from now on. “The leaders of Iran are racketeers, not revolutionaries,” Pompeo said. “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.”
Brian Hook, the State Department’s special representative for Iran, said the Middle East can not be more stable without weakening the IRGC. “It is the blunt instrument of Iran’s foreign policy,” he added.
A senior Trump administration official said the new measure would criminalize contact with the Guards and “enable our prosecutors to bring charges to those that bring material support to the IRGC.” “The IRGC is interwoven into the Iranian economy…. The safest course is to stop doing business with the IRGC. If you do business with the IRGC you run the risk of bankrolling terrorism,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Another official said the force has “been a principal driver of violence on a vast scale for many decades” in an attempt “to reshape the Middle East in Iran’s favor.”The dramatic escalation of Washington’s attempt to undermine Iran’s leaders comes on the eve of Israeli elections where close Trump ally Netanyahu is seeking to extend his 13 years in office.
“Thank you, my dear friend, US President Donald Trump, for having decided to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist organization,” Netanyahu said in a statement issued minutes after the White House announcement.
“Thank you for responding to another important request of mine, which serves the interests of our countries and countries of the region.”
Iran’s parliament has vowed to retaliate by passing an urgent bill putting American troops on its own terrorism blacklist.
“Even though we believe one should not play along with America’s extreme acts, the reality is that we must retaliate,” the head of Iran’s influential national security and foreign policy commission, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, told ISNA. A statement signed by a majority of lawmakers in support of the bill said any action against Iran’s national security and its armed forces was “crossing a red line” and the US administration would “regret” its decision.