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Experts: IRGC Terror Designation Meant to Appease Israel, Contain Iran

Experts: IRGC Terror Designation Meant to Appease Israel, Contain IranExperts: IRGC Terror Designation Meant to Appease Israel, Contain Iran

Washington’s decision to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist group is primarily aimed at appeasing Israel, containing Iran’s influence in the region and destroying the morale of Iranians, political observers say. 
On April 8, US President Donald Trump named IRGC a terrorist organization.
The action by Trump, who has taken a hard line toward Tehran by withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposing broad economic sanctions, marks the first time the United States has formally labeled another nation’s military a terrorist group. 
The US step, which takes effect on April 15, prompted an immediate response from Iran, which in turn designated the United States Central Command—which is responsible for the Middle East and Central Asia—as a terrorist organization and the US government as a sponsor of terror.

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