European governments urged to designate IRGC as terrorist group
Human rights organizations and experts have expressed concern over this reluctance, given the IRGC’s record of violence and abuse towards civilians in Iran and other countries. The IRGC is known for its brutal crackdowns on peaceful protests, including the use of deadly force against protesters in November 2019 and 2022. The group has also been implicated in the torture and abuse of prisoners, as well as extrajudicial executions of dissidents and activists.
Moreover, the IRGC has provided financial and military support to various terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza, and the Houthis in Yemen. The group has also been responsible for numerous assassinations and kidnappings of dissidents, journalists, and human rights activists.
The group has also been involved in cyberattacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, Albania’s IT infrastructure, and several academic institutions in Europe and the US.
The IRGC’s involvement in these criminal activities extends beyond Iran’s borders, posing a significant threat to global security. The group’s production of drones has even been used by Russian forces to kill Ukrainians and destroy their infrastructure.
Despite the mounting evidence of the IRGC’s involvement in terrorist activities, some high-ranking EU officials have opposed including the group on the terrorist list. This reluctance is alarming, given the IRGC’s record of violence and abuse towards civilians, as well as its support for terrorist organizations and involvement in criminal activities.
The international community must recognize the danger that the IRGC poses and take immediate action to counter it. Blacklisting the group as a terror organization is essential for global peace and security. The West and the free world must not make short-term concessions to the IRGC at the expense of their long-term interests. The designation of the IRGC as a terrorist group is necessary to protect civilians and ensure a safer world.
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