The European Parliament passed a new resolution on Thursday calling for more sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities, including Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, as well as listing the IRGC as a terrorist organization.
The amendment, which was added to an annual foreign policy report on Wednesday, was approved by a vote of 598 in favor, nine against, and 31 abstentions.
It will request that the IRGC military force, the volunteer Basij force, and the IRGC’s Quds Force be blacklisted by Brussels. The EU will decide on the issue on Monday.
In an articles received by the Tasnim News Agency on Friday, Hamid Reza Moghaddam Far reacted to the EU’s possible move against the IRGC.
The full text of the article is as follows:
The European Parliament has decided to ask the European Union to recognize the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist organization. Of course, in recent days, some European officials have admitted that such an approach is purely instinctive and emotional, with nothing to do with logic. In any case, if the European Council falls into such a trap and continues with committing this major error, it will have numerous implications and consequences for them, some of which are as follows:
- Friends and foes alike agree that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is the world’s largest and most effective fighter against terrorist organizations and groups. In fact, the IRGC has dismantled every notorious terrorist organization created by the US and supported by Europe against different nations, ethnicities, religions and beliefs.
Dealing with Deash terrorist group was the most recent and most visible example of the IRGC’s fight against terrorism; the Daesh that was created by the US and supported by Europe, was devouring the entire West Asia, and no Muslim, Christian, or Jewish followers were safe from this group’s evil acts, murder, crime, and horror. Neither the Arabs, nor the Persians, nor the Kurds, nor any other ethnic group was secure from their threats; however, the IRGC has confronted it and significantly reduced its devilish existence.
Given enormous threat posed by Daesh and given the fact that the entire world is now aware of it, many nations recognize that it was the IRGC and Haj Qassem Soleimani (the late commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force) who stood up to these terrorists. Now, if a society or parliament foolishly wants to label these anti-terrorism fighters as terrorists, what is actually happening would be demonstration of the real intention behind the use of a label by Europeans and Americans. The world will realize more than ever that these titles are only a tool in hands of some western politicians and they doe not reflect a belief or truth.
As a result, the labeling of the IRGC would demonstrate more than anything that the Europe and the US are against confronting terrorism rather than with the terrorism itself. Moreover, terrorism, in essence, is the result of the liberalism’s desire to exploit others.
- Labeling the IRGC by Europeans changes nothing about the IRGC because, firstly, the IRGC has always been under pressure and the most severe sanctions from sponsors of terrorism, including the US and Europe. Secondly, the IRGC will continue to fight terrorism as it has in the past.
The EU move would be yet another example of European stupidity, as they have labeled themselves as a “threat against fighting terrorism”. In other words, Europe will officially declares that its forces would be a direct threat to the IRGC; this would indicate a clear meaning in the military and strategic framework. It means that the IRGC will now consider the military forces of these European countries as a threat to nations and geography of the region, just like as Daesh and CENTCOM.
Some European officials have stated that their parliament’s approach is emotional; however, I would like to emphasize that no emotion would be such stupid; this approach is pure stupidity. The Europeans want to put their military forces in the region under slap of the IRGC. Europeans can do this, but trying this one would not be harmless to them!
- Apparently, the Europeans insist on portraying themselves as the US’ puppets and paying the US’ expenses out of their own pockets on a daily basis. After bearing the full costs of America’s confrontation with Russia in Ukraine, they are now acting as mercenaries for the US against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. On the other hand, they expose themselves to a strategic quagmire by succumbing to the temptations of terrorist organizations such as the MKO.
For sure, Europeans know that the true terrorists are operating under their own noses in Paris and Liberty, but they are so incapable of making sound decision that allows such organizations to lead them to a dark corridor.
The Europeans’ decision about the IRGC is like entering into a dark corridor; however, they enter on their own, but they don’t know how it will continue and of course cannot foresee how to exit!