Join the list of those, who believe Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) should be labeled as a terrorist organization worldwide.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran wields terrorism as a tool of statecraft and has done so since the country's Islamic Revolution in 1979.
IRCG and Iranian leadership regularly use vitriolic language when referencing western nations and the State of Israel on the international stage, but their distain is not confined to words.
Since its inception, the IRGC has demonstrated clear intent and capability to carry out terror attacks against Israeli and Jewish institutions around the world. It is notably credited with perpetrating the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina and the suicide attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) building two years later which claimed the lives of 85 individuals.
The New York Police Department has reportedly foiled nine separate operations by the IRGC--a clear indication of the group's determination to target western democracies and disregard for international law.
In addition to the operations it carries out directly, the IRGC provides financial and military aid to proxy terrorist organizations including Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hezbollah in Iraq, al-Ashtar Brigades in Bahrain, and other terrorist groups in Syria and around the Gulf.
With a budget of $6.96bn as of 2020 (dwarfing the conventional military budget of $2.73bn), the IRGC’s prominence in Iran’s global geo-political activities cannot be overstated. In recent years, the IRGC has planned terrorist attacks in Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kenya, Bahrain, Turkey, and the United States of America.