Middle East Shows Mixed Reaction to US Move to Put Iran’s IRGC on Terrorist List

Middle East

The Middle East countries have reacted to US President Donald Trump’s announcement that designates Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization.

The Bahraini Foreign Ministry welcomed on Monday the US decision to recognize Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, becoming the first Arab country to commend the step.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain welcomes the decision of the United States of America to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. The Ministry stresses the importance of this decision in addressing the dangerous role played by the IRGC as a destabilizing force and the main contributor to the spread of violence and terrorism across the Middle East and the entire world,” the statement said.

The ministry added that Manama appreciated the US “relentless efforts… in confronting Iran’s hostile and terrorist activities and its negative interference in the internal affairs of the region’s countries.”

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According to the statement, Bahrain expects the international community to take action “to pressure Iran to halt its support for terrorist organizations and militias, to respect the independence and sovereignty of states and to immediately stop undermining peace and security at the regional…

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