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The Trump administration is designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, taking an unprecedented step as it seems to increase pressure on Iran's regime. The move seems certain to bring a new level of tension between the two countries, as Iran's leaders have said they will retaliate in kind.

Iranian lawmakers have prepared legislation that would label part of the U.S. military as a terrorist group, according to Iran's state-run IRNA news agency.

President Trump announced the designation Monday morning, in a shift from the decades in which the U.S. has viewed Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.

"This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality 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," Trump said in a White House statement. "The IRGC is the Iranian government's primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign."

In response, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged his government to add the Pentagon's U.S. Central Command to its own list of terrorist organizations, IRNA reports.

With the U.S. designation, anyone who deals with the Revolutionary Guard could run the risk of facing criminal charges, such as aiding or supporting a terrorist group.

"If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism," Trump said.

It's the first time the U.S. has declared an element of a foreign government to be a terrorist organization, the Trump administration says. The Revolutionary Guard now joins ISIS, Boko Haram and other groups on the U.S. list of terrorist groups.

Laying out the administration's reasoning for the designation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listed a string of attacks and violent plots, which he said gave "ample justification for today's decision."

Among the cases cited by Pompeo were two that directly involved the U.S.: the 1996 Khobar Towers apartment complex bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 American service members and wounded dozens more; and a 2011 case in which the Obama administration said it had foiled a Quds Force plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in a bombing in Washington, D.C.

Today, the White House sees the IRGC as an "active and enthusiastic participant in acts of terror," a senior administration official said in a background briefing held shortly before Pompeo discussed the announcement Monday morning.

Accusing Iran of using the Revolutionary Guard to try to reshape the Middle East in its favor, another official said the group has amassed too much power and money, which he said it then uses to support attacks on Americans and U.S. assets.

"The Middle East cannot be more stable and peaceful without a weakened IRGC," the official said.

In recent months, the Trump administration has sought to impose "maximum pressure" on Iran's regime, after abandoning the nuclear deal brokered during the Obama administration. Even before news emerged of a possible terrorism designation for the Revolutionary Guard, more than 970 Iranian entities and individuals were already under U.S. sanctions.

But the administration is now taking the rare step of designating another country's military force as a terrorist group.
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He's endangering our troops.

Our troops are not candy asses.
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this is another country's military. wtf have you drunk trump-aid too?
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this is another country's military. wtf have you drunk trump-aid too?
I would not call those Iranian troops anything resembling a military. Remember when they sent those young boys across the minefields toward Iraq, promising them Paradise for their lives?
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this is another country's military. wtf have you drunk trump-aid too?
Trump did nothing but make it official...EVERY administration in the last 40 years have been saying the same thing...

Let's hear from someone who worked under OBAMA...I guess you think he's drinking the kool-aid, too, huh?...

Calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a 'terrorist organization' is risky, but nothing new

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Jarrett Blanc is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He worked as the lead coordinator for Iran nuclear implementation at the US Department of State under President Barack Obama. Blanc spoke with The World about what these declarations mean.

Marco Werman: What is unprecedented about this, Jarrett, labeling another country's military as a terrorist organization?

Jarrett Blanc: It's very narrowly unprecedented. In the past, the foreign terrorist organization designation has been used for nonstate actors and not for state actors, but the IRGC, Iran, other aspects of the Iranian government, are designated under dozens of other authorities, including terrorism authorities. So, the administration is making a big deal about the exceptional nature of this step. It's kind of a piece with our policy toward Iran since the 1980s.

Marco Werman: A move like this, labeling the IRGC a terrorist organization, it's been debated for years. Why now?

Jarrett Blanc:That's a great question, and I'm certainly not plugged into the high levels of the Trump administration to be able to answer it. You know, it's been debated, I think, largely because, as almost a sort of semiotic point, it makes sense. The IRGC is a terrorist organization.
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Trump did nothing but make it official...EVERY administration in the last 40 years have been saying the same thing...

Let's hear from someone who worked under OBAMA...I guess you think he's drinking the kool-aid, too, huh?...

Calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a 'terrorist organization' is risky, but nothing new
Words matter. Words and silence have started arguments and probably wars.

Our allies are probably beating their brains out right now trying to convince Iran that Trump will be a one off wonder and peace negotiations with the US can resume soon.
Do you think Trump is trying to start a war or is he just playing to his base?
number one you dont renig on treaties that were made by a former administration in modern consciousness because then no one would take our word seriously.
having done that anyway, he should stop before this proliferates into something horrific for us to bear. I have no doubt the US has the power to win any physical (maybe not propaganda) war with another country, but why put our soldiers at risk needlessly?
The rhetoric is getting more extreme as time passes.
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number one you dont renig on treaties that were made by a former administration in modern consciousness because then no one would take our word seriously.
It has been pointed out to you several times that we had no treaty with Iran to break. Your instance that there was one is either stupidity or a lie at this point.
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