In a cross-party alliance that is rare in the United States, political and military figures in the United States have stated their opposition to removing the IRGC from the terrorist list (FTO).
Opponents of the IRGC‘s withdrawal from the terrorist list and pessimism about the future of nuclear talks with the Iranian regime, which has stalled talks by insisting on removing its terrorist IRGC, include senior State Department officials, members of Congress and the Senate, and senior military commanders.
Examples of these positions as follows:
U.S. Lawmakers Concerned About Terms of Iran Nuclear Deal
House Republicans are pressing to ensure Congress gets to vote on a new Iran nuclear deal.
Michael McCaul (R-TX) is launching a petition to ensure compliance with the 2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.
McCaul: “We’re drafting a discharge petition to mandate that the administration comply with the law”.
House Dems have also raised concern over the terms of the deal. 18 Democrats say the US should not enter a deal that leaves Tehran’s terrorist activities unchecked.
Elaine Luria (D-VA): “We can’t stay quiet about the unacceptable and deeply troubling turn that these talks have reportedly taken”.
Top US General: IRGC Quds Force is a terrorist organization
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff opposes removing the IRGC Quds Force’s terrorist designation.
“I believe the IRGC Quds Force to be a terrorist organization,” said Army General Mark Milley. “I do not support them being delisted,” Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee
Iran’s regime is demanding the removal of IRGC’s terrorist designation as part of ongoing nuclear talks.
Blinken not optimistic about Iran nuclear deal
Sec. of State Antony Blinken is not “overly optimistic” about reaching a nuclear agreement with Tehran.
“Despite all the efforts we put into it, we’re not there,” Blinken told NBC. “And time is getting extremely short.”
After a year of negotiations, nuclear talks in Vienna have been stalled. Iran’s regime demands that the US removes the terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards