The administration of President Donald Trump has made a new announcement that a dominant Iranian military force is now being designated as a terrorist organization.
After being under numerous U.S. sanctions for an extended period, the United Staes is advancing it’s position against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by declaring it a terrorist group.
There are those pithing the Pentagon and other smaller departments that oppose the move, claiming it could be foster retaliation against American troops stationed in the Middle East.
Iran itself spoke harshly of the move and warned that there would be “consequences.”
Labeling the official military force of another country as a terrorist group is a first for the U.S., which has previously only labeled nonstate entities.
But the Trump administration has asserted that the IRGC is responsible for major destabilization in the Middle East and this is the next progressive step in a campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran’s Islamist regime.