U.S. lawmakers have called on the new administration to support designating the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization. They cited its ongoing support of the Assad regime, where hundreds of thousands have been killed during the civil war. Residents of the former Camp Liberty came under attacks from the IRGC on a number of occasions. The lawmakers have also called for continued sanctions against the Iranian regime.
In Iran, Rouhani’s government has been eager to appear as if they are mending international fences. However, reports from inside Iran by various agencies indicate that no real political change has occurred. Executions are on the rise and human rights violations occur at an alarming rate, despite multiple calls to stop these actions by the international community and human rights organizations.
Various international leaders have noted that this “reformist-moderate” has only further strengthened the position of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and…
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