Czech Ambassador: EU Close to Declaring IRGC a Terrorist Organization

By Hamodia Staff


The European Union (EU) plans to list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization according to Veronika Kuchyňová Šmigolová, who serves as the Czech ambassador to Israel, JNS reported.

“We are getting there,” the ambassador told JNS at a briefing on Tuesday at the Czech Embassy in Tel Aviv.

The initiative has been gaining momentum mainly as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war, which the ambassador said is the most dominant focus of European foreign policy at this time.

“It is less connected with what Iran is doing to Israel and more connected to the Iranian support of Russia in the war in Ukraine,” she added.

The European Parliament last year voted in a non-binding resolution for the EU to list the IRGC as a terrorist organization, blaming the force for the repression of protesters and the supply of drones to Russia, with 598 members voting in favor and only nine against, and 31 abstaining.

In a move last January reportedly supported by move has the support of France and Germany, the EU was exploring legal options to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization.

In 2019, The United States designated the IRGC as a foreign terror organization. Canada listed it as a terrorist organization last month.

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