EP approves decision calling on EU to 'blacklist' IRGC
The majority of the European Parliament votes in favor of adding Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps to its so-called "terror list".
Members of the European Parliament demanded on Tuesday that the EU classify the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps of Iran as a "terrorist" organization.
On Wednesday, the European Parliament held a session and voted on this proposal noting that the results are non-binding.
The vote was approved with 598 countries voting in favor, 9 against, and 31 abstentions.
On Wednesday, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi stated that the EU's decision to include the Iranian IRGC on its "terrorist list" demonstrates the Europeans' desperation and ignorance, emphasizing that the designation will not hinder the IRGC's anti-terror campaign.
IRGC chief: Enemies' sanctions aimed at impoverishing Iranian people
Earlier in the month, Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Major General Hossein Salami warned that unilateral economic sanctions against Iran are aimed at impoverishing the country.
Salami announced that the IRGC is resolved to fight against the Western plot and has begun the combat against the spread of poverty and economic deprivation throughout the nation.
“This is our main mission in dear Iran, as under the light of the Islamic Revolution and the dear leaders of the Revolution, very serious resolve has been created by God’s grace to eliminate (economic) deprivation,” Salami remarked.
The commander praised the Basij forces for their accomplishment in resolving social issues and declared that via their actions, every aspect of the economic war imposed on Iran by the adversaries will be addressed.