Former Senator Joseph Lieberman: Trump Should Designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist Group

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The Algemeiner reports:  This week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria — believed to have been carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime — showed why the Trump administration should designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, a prominent former US senator and vice presidential candidate said on Wednesday.

“The chemical attack in Syria — one of the worst atrocities we have seen in years — was made possible by Iran and Russia’s ongoing support of President Assad,” Joseph Lieberman, the current chairman of the United Against Nuclear Iran advocacy group, stated. “The IRGC is the main means of support — financial and otherwise — for the Syrian regime and terrorist organizations throughout the region. This is why Iran remains, according to the US State Department, the leading state-sponsor of terrorism in the world. The gas attacks in Syria demonstrate the urgent need to designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization and show that this behavior will not be tolerated by the United States.”

Lieberman also criticized Boeing over the tentative deal announced last week that, if finalized, would see Iran’s Aseman Airlines buy at least 30 of the American aircraft maker’s 737 MAX jets.

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