WALL STREET JOURNAL: REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS MAY BE DECLARED AS A TERRORIST GROUP




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- According to US based media cooperation Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Donald Trump administration is reportedly preparing to declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization.

The move could be announced as early as Monday, April 8, according to WSJ. If carried out, it will mark the first time another country's military has been branded as a terrorist group. Reuters reports that three sources close to the matter confirmed the WSJ account to them, and that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been pushing for the new designation, according to Sputnik,. 

The IRGC is already sanctioned by the US: the Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on the military organization in October 2017  under a 9/11-era executive order issued during the George W. Bush administration.