Iran deserves noose-tightening designation

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Chad Groening (

Hezbollah soldiersA national defense analyst says it’s quite appropriate for the Trump administration to designate Iran’s military as a “foreign terrorist organization” due to its sordid history of misdeeds around the globe.  

“They may be a so-called legitimate armed forces of the Islamic Republican of Iran but they're still conducting terrorist activities,” Bob Maginnis says of the “Revolutionary Guard” unit.  

The move is expected to further isolate Iran and foreign policy experts predict it could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Trump withdrew from the Obama administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran almost one year ago and reimposed punishing sanctions on oil, shipping and banking.

Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, says the Revolutionary Guard has done “nasty stuff” in Iraq, Syria, and other hot spots around the world.

“And so declaring them a terrorist organization, I think, is the appropriate thing to do,” he tells OneNewsNow.

Once a designation is announced by the Secretary of State in coordination with the Treasury secretary, Congress has seven days to review it. If there are no objections, it then will take effect.  

Iranian lawmakers, meanwhile, responded to the news by chanting “Death to America” when they opened a session of parliament this week, The Associated Press reported.

In a story that was clearly unhappy with Trump, the wire service called Trump’s decision an “unprecedented declaration” against a foreign government and elsewhere warned that the U.S. had placed Iran alongside al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

At the end of the day, Maginnis doubts the designation will have much of an impact on a country that is already considered a rogue nation with rogue forces involved in terrorism.

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