Iran nuclear deal to depend on removing IRGC from US terrorist list
One of the remaining points in the Vienna Talks is the removal of IRGC's designation as a terror group.
The restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal depends on whether or not Washington will decide to remove Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) from the terrorism list, in exchange for Tehran's vowing to de-escalate tensions in the region, according to the Wall Street Journal on Monday.
On Wednesday, media reports revealed that the Biden administration was discussing a plan to remove the IRGC from their list of terrorist organizations - this opted "Israel" to rage over such news, arguing that "the attempt to delist the IRGC as a terrorist organization is an insult to the victims and would ignore documented reality supported by unequivocal evidence."
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Citing sources involved in these discussions, WSJ wrote that Washington may propose removing the IRGC from their terrorism list if Iran commits to 'ceasing its regional aggression' and stops 'targeting Americans.' If Tehran refuses to comply with the terms of the agreement, according to the media, the US will place Iran on their list again.
The negotiations, however, may collapse if the US and Iran don't find a compromise on the matter, although both have been resolving disagreements for almost 1 year.
Tehran, according to the WSJ, has not responded to the proposal yet.
One of the remaining points in the Vienna Talks is the removal of IRGC's designation as a terror group. The terror designation means that criminal penalties would be imposed on anyone doing business with any individual or entity connected to the IRGC.
Even if the deal collapses
"Israel" Hayom expects that "Israel" will continue to make strong statements against the Biden administration's intent to remove the IRGC from its terror list, saying that even if this leads to foiling the deal in Congress, "Israel" will continue to publicly oppose the nuclear deal.
It noted that it is expected that the Israeli opposition will make it harder for the deal to be approved in Congress, and that "Israel's" political leadership believes removing the IRGC from the list is "unethical", and that "it jeopardizes the lives of Israelis."