The US Is Right to Label the IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Not long after taking power, the Islamic revolutionaries established new military organizations of control under Ayatollah Khomeini’s Supreme Leadership. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was one of the first such groups founded, under the direct orders of Khomeini in 1979, during the first days after the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Their role is to safeguard the Islamic regime and its policies. Although the revolution’s murderous leader had stated that the IRGC should not be involved in financial affairs, the nefarious organization started grabbing everything of economic value there was to take in Iran. The IRGC started by monopolizing construction projects, which ultimately led them, directly or through ties to regime officials, to be involved in all of Iran’s economic aspects and resources. It manipulates all the regime’s policies to its own ends. The IRGC runs a mafia-like cartel of industries, including oil companies, dam and road...(Read Full Article)
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