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The us government can include the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) to its list of foreign terrorist organizations, which is the state Department. It is reported by CNN, citing US officials.
According to the TV channel, this question is actively discussed in the foreign Ministry, however, cannot come to an agreement. In particular, the inclusion of the IRGC in the list acts as the Secretary of state Michael Pompeo. However, in the administration of the President of the United States, there are those who fear that the recognition of the Corps a terrorist group may create an additional threat to the us military.
Some experts compare the IRIS with the paramilitary groups the SS in Nazi Germany. They are divided into two parts: military and political-ideological, however, the Nazi organization did not have such powerful economic levers, what have the Iranian guards.
According to CNN, if the IRGC still recognize terrorists, Washington will be able to expand sanctions against Tehran, and also freeze its assets in the banking system of the United States.
The relationship between the U.S. and Iran even more complicated after may of this year the President of the United States Donald trump has announced the release of Washington’s nuclear deal in 2015 and the renewal of the sanctions against Iran.
The Islamic revolutionary guard corps, an elite paramilitary unit of Iran, formally part of the army of the country. The IRGC consists of ground, air, naval forces and the militia “Basij”. It also has a Department of “El-Quds”, created to act in the interests of the Islamic Republic abroad.
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