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Governmental Terrorists?

By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor)

Monday, President Trump labeled the Iranian military’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. Trump has stated that by designating the I.R.G.C. as terrorists, he is “underscores the fact that Iran’s actions are fundamentally different from those of other governments.” Trump also said that this action “makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with, or providing support to, the I.R.G.C.”

The repercussions of this action, which takes effect April 15th, ranges from sanctions on economy and travel for the Revolutionary Guard and any organizations, people, or businesses associated with it. This includes officials in Iraq, which happens to be allied with the U.S.

Many high ranking Pentagon and C.I.A. officials are against the designation, arguing that it would allow certain Iranian officials to justify military operations against Americans stationed in the Middle East. Additionally, in retaliation, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has designated the United States Central Command as a terrorist organization, possibly putting many American lives at risk.

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