Wednesday, 8 March 2017
A comprehensive European investigation accuses Iran’s Revolutionary Guards of meddling in 14 Muslim states across the Middle East and provoking terrorism in this region.
In an article published in United Press International, Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association, raised the issue of the Trump administration blacklisting the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, and in contrast to other voices he believes such a designation will not lead to war.
This investigation indicates Tehran has increased its meddling in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon ever since the start of the Iran nuclear talks with world powers.
The IRGC smuggles arms, ammunition and containers of weapons to Yemen and other areas of the Middle East, launches proxy wars and spreads terrorism in the region, he said.
This investigation, prepared in cooperation with the international community “In Search of Justice”, refers to companies affiliated to the IRGC enjoying control over 90 docks in Iran, taking in 45% of the annual $12 billion revenue from this country’s docks. The IRGC uses these docks to smuggle weapons to neighboring countries and spreads instability through supporting militia groups.
If we are serious in our fight against extremism and taking advantage of Islam, the IRGC and all officials and firms affiliated to it must be blacklisted and expelled from the Middle East, said Hossein Abedin, a member of the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran.
This probe concludes United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 on stopping Iran’s missile activities and arms smuggling to neighboring countries must be implemented and Tehran’s proxy militias in Iraq and Syria expelled from these countries.
This investigation on the IRGC’s destructive role is to be presented to the UK government, European Union and US administration to use the findings in their evaluation of blacklisting the IRGC.