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Israel Lauds EU Decision to Place IRGC on Terror List

January 20, 2023

by: JNS

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Flags streaming in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

Friday, 20 January 2023 | Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen commended the European Parliament on Wednesday for calling on the European Union to add Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) to its terror list.

“Iran is a terrorist state that exports terrorism to the Middle East, Europe and the entire world,” said Cohen. “The introduction of the Revolutionary Guards, the largest terrorist organization in the world, to the list of terrorist organizations of the European Union, is an important step in the fight against the Iranian regime,” he added.

The European Parliament voted 598–9 in favor of requesting that the EU list the IRGC as a terror entity.

Prior to the vote, parliament members condemned Iran’s recent executions of anti-regime protesters.

German lawmaker Hannah Neumann said, “As long as Revolutionary Guards terrorize their own people and the entire region, we should treat them as terrorists and put them on the sanctions list.”

Designating the IRGC a terror group would make it a criminal offense to belong to the group, attend its meetings or show its logo in support of the group in public.

Posted on January 20, 2023

Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on January 19, 2023. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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