The Trump administration on Monday steped up pressure on Iran by labeling their Revolutionary Guard Corps a “foreign terrorist organization.”
“This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences,” President Trump said in a statement Monday. “We will continue to increase financial pressure and raise the costs on the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist activity until it abandons its malign and outlaw behavior.”
The announcement comes a little less than a month before the one-year anniversary of Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.
Labeling the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization means they would face additional sanctions, including freezes on assets the Guard may have in U.S. jurisdictions and a ban on Americans doing business with the Guard or providing material support for its activities, according to the AP.