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Biden Made Final Decision to Keep Iran’s IRGC on Terrorist List

May 19, 2022
Speaking of Iran
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US President Joe Biden has reportedly decided to keep the IRGC designated a terrorist entity in the United States
US President Joe Biden has reportedly decided to keep the IRGC designated a terrorist entity in the United States

The IRGC will remain a designated terrorist entity and under US sanctions after President Joe Biden made a final decision on or before April 24, Alexander Ward and Nahal Toosi report in Politico.

President Joe Biden has finalized his decision to keep Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on a terrorist blacklist, according to a senior Western official, further complicating international efforts to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Another person familiar with the matter said Biden conveyed his decision during an April 24 phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, adding that the decision was conveyed as absolutely final and that the window for Iranian concessions had closed.

Bennett later confirmed the contents of his conversation with Biden last month in a tweet. “I welcome the decision by the US Administration to keep Iran’s IRGC on the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list — which is where it belongs,” he added.

Read the full report in Politico.

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