European Parliament adopts resolution to place IRGC on terrorist list
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for the European Union to place the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Basij, and the Quds Force on the terrorist list, and to ban any economic activity with these entities. The resolution also calls for the imposition of sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, its President Ebrahim Raisi, and foundations related to the IRGC, including the Mustazafin, Shahid, and Janbazan foundations.
Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the resolution, saying it is an important step in confronting the biggest terrorist and suppressive organization and state in the world today, which has shed the blood of millions of people in Iran and the region in the last four decades. She also called on the European Union and its member states to immediately put an end to the policy of appeasing the religious fascism ruling Iran by placing the IRGC on the terrorist list and sanctioning Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and other officials responsible for the killings and suppression.
As I have said since years ago, the #IRGC must be blacklisted as a terrorist entity, and the mullahs’ intelligence agents expelled from Europe. #BlacklistIRGChttps://t.co/G0mnNemj7l pic.twitter.com/RAGHpLobUH
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 18, 2023
The resolution calls on the EU to expand the sanctions list to all individuals and entities responsible for human rights violations. It also calls on the EU to consider sanctions against the 227 Members of the Iranian parliament who encouraged the use of death sentences, and to add the IRGC and its subsidiary forces, including the paramilitary Basij militia and the Quds Force, to the EU terrorist list, and to ban any economic and financial activity involving businesses and commercial activities related to, owned, wholly or in part, by, or fronting for, the IRGC or IRGC-affiliated individuals, and entities.
This resolution is not only seen as a way to hold Iran accountable for its actions, but also a way to support the Iranian people and their call for a change in government. Furthermore, it is seen as a necessary measure to promote peace and stability in the region and to fight against terrorism. It is now crucial for the EU and its member states to take action and implement these measures to send a strong message to the Iranian regime.