Iran Threatens ‘Retaliatory Response’ Against Canada for Listing IRGC as Terrorists

Breitbart.com reports: “The Iranian Foreign Ministry responded with outrage on Thursday to the news that Canada had designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) an official terrorist organization, suggesting Tehran may issue a ‘retaliatory response’ to the measure.

The IRGC is a formal arm of the Iranian Armed Forces that the regime uses to manage and develop terrorist proxies around the world. Its ‘Quds Force’ is the wing primarily responsible for terrorist activity, including bombings that killed or injured hundreds of American soldiers in Iraq and Syria. The regime uses the IRGC generally, however, to maintain ties with terrorist groups, such as Hezbollah, the Yemeni Houthis, Hamas, and other associates.

President Donald Trump’s administration designated the IRGC a terrorist organization 2019 on the grounds that ‘Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft,’ according to then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Canada followed suit on Wednesday, stating through Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc that ‘there are reasonable grounds to believe that the IRGC has knowingly carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity.’…”

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