By: Brian Evans

On Monday morning, President Trump announced his plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. He wrote…

“This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences. We will continue to increase financial pressure and raise the costs on the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist activity until it abandons its malign and outlaw behavior. If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism”

President Trump added…

“This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a state sponsor of terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.”

 This action by the Administration marks the first time that the U.S. has designated any segment of a foreign government as a terrorist organization alongside al-Qaeda and ISIS. However, no other state has used its vast resources to fund, aid, and promote terrorism to this extent, around the globe!

While a number of experts welcomed the move due to Iran’s ties to terror and terror threats, some on the left complained that it would complicate peace negotiations in the Middle East!

Following the President’s declaration, Tehran warned that it has missiles with a range of up to 2,000 km (1,242 miles), which would put them within reach of bombing the civilian population in Israel! THAT IN ITSELF SHOWS THAT THEY ARE A TERROR ORGANIZATION! Still, the left remained silent!

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council announced that they considered the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) and all its forces terrorists, and said that they were labeling the United States a supporter of terrorism, although they refuse to provide evidence to those allegations! Now, on Tuesday, Iranian lawmakers opened Parliament by chanting “Death to America” and wearing Iran’s elite paramilitary Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) uniforms…

Breitbart News reported that…

Speaker Ali Larijani denounced the U.S. decision as the “climax of stupidity and ignorance.” Supreme National Security Council’s spokesman, Keivan Khosravi, said that going forward, “any unusual move by American forces in the region will be perceived as the behavior by a terrorist group.” He did not elaborate.

Iranian newspapers carried reports of the U.S. move along with bellicose commentary on their front pages.

The Guard-affiliated Javan daily said any attack on Revolutionary Guard bases and facilities will be “recognized as a right” for Iran to respond. The hard-line Kayhan newspaper said it gave Iranians “permission” to kill American military personnel.

State-owned IRAN daily went a step further, saying the U.S. move was a “designation of the entire Iranian nation” as terrorist.

Ironically, in a mere 24 hours, the Iranian’s provided even further evidence of not only why their nation is corrupt and led by terror-minded psychopaths, but they proved why President Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Deal, which would have enabled the regime to build nuclear weapons more quickly and freely in 2025!

In fact, in May of 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Accord. An accord that was struck in 2015 by the Obama Administration, and other world powers. It lifted international sanctions against the terror-tied country and gave Iran billions of American tax dollars. In return, Iran agreed to restrict its nuclear program, in order to make it impossible for them to produce a bomb, at least for 10 years! However, it has become apparent over time that the Iranians got rid of their sanctions while taking American taxpayer to the cleaners. Meanwhile, they continued to develop nuclear weapons, along with the ballistic missiles needed to deliver the payload to other nations.

Progressive Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director of the Independent Arms Control Association said…

“President Trump’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal, which has successfully blocked Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear bomb, is an irresponsible act of foreign policy malpractice”

However, it came as no surprise, especially after new revelations had come to light through Israeli intelligence sources that revealed that Iran was intentionally violating the accord, and lying about their actions.

President Trump’s withdrawal was also supported by Jamil Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Jaffer said…

“The Iran deal was never worth doing for the United States – we gave up too much leverage for too little in gains,” he said. “President Trump would be doing the right thing if he walks away from the deal and returns us to maximum leverage by reimposing sanctions now.”

Jamil Jaffer went on to say that…

“the complete failure of the deal to address the massive problem of Iran’s malign influence across the region and its support for international terrorism, combined with the deal’s short nuclear sunsets and its weak provisions on advanced uranium centrifuge research, ballistic missile development and testing, and surveillance of prior military nuclear worksites make the deal wholly inconsistent with U.S. national security interests, a fact recognized by the bipartisan majorities in Congress that voted against the deal negotiated by President Obama and his team.”

Sen. Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services committees, said Tehran should think twice about starting to build a nuclear bomb. Senator Cotton stated…

“If that’s Iran’s choice, then we’ll be prepared for that choice, and we’ll take what actions are necessary, whether those are economic, political, diplomatic or military.”

Senator Cotten went on to say that…

“That deal was a very bad deal for the United States,” he said. “It gave all kinds of concession, it gave billions of dollars in sanctions relief, and it didn’t ultimately stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. It really didn’t even delay them, given their own technological development timelines.”

The agreement was originally struck in 2015 by the United States, other world powers and Iran, lifted most U.S. and international sanctions against the country. In return, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program, allegedly making it impossible to produce a bomb, along with rigorous inspections, that is until the year 2025. However, regardless of the agreement Iran continued to test missiles, supported terrorism, and was set to rush nuclear weapons into production when the agreement sunsets in 2025.

European Union leadership, as well as Democrats, both visited the White House, in a last-ditch attempt to change the President’s mind and keep the United States in the Iran Nuclear Deal. However, one by one, they left with the President unconvinced that the Accord was the right move. Then, Israel released a treasure trove of materials that their intelligence agencies were able to obtain. It included 100,000 documents that included photos, blueprints, videos, and other items that detailed their nuclear plans to…

‘design, produce and test five warheads, each with ten kiloton TNT yield for integration on a missile.’

That would be five times bigger than the bomb dropped in Hiroshima and a blatant violation of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Also, Iran has continued to test and deploy ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, despite their signing the deal.

As a result of the recklessness of the deal, and the blatant refusal to follow the requirements laid out by the accord, President Trump made the critical decision to withdraw from the Accord last year, and reimpose devastating economic sanctions against Iran. President Trump said…

“This was a horrible deal that should never, ever have been made”

Iran threatened the President and said that if he chose to withdraw from the deal, Iran would not renegotiate a new deal. Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif however said…

“If Trump makes this mistake and scraps the JCPOA (Iran’s nuclear deal) as an international achievement, he will later have to accept the rights of the Iranians under a worse situation.”

However, following the United State withdraws, President Trump went further and re-instituted the devastating economic sanctions upon the Iranian regime. Sanctions that are designed to squeeze and force the regime back to the negotiating table for a new and enforceable agreement. An agreement that would address the radical regime’s hostile activities in Iran and across the Middle East. President Trump says any new deal would not include the Obama Administration’s “sunset clause,” which actually ceases restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program after a specified amount of time, and he demanded that any new deal address the regimes ballistic missile program as well.

Now, as President Trump not only exposes Iran for the ruthless terror-tied nation that it is, he is also taking bold actions, rather than paying off and enabling the rogue and ruthless nation to not only be able to impose terror on the world, but to build a nuclear weapon, making them the most dangerous terrorist nation on earth!

In the end, Trump has reimposed sanctions against an out of control and ruthless regime. Sanctions that will cripple Iran’s ability to build nuclear weapons, and the ballistic missile systems needed to deliver a nuclear payload. In fact, his decision came in the face of immense pressure from European and Democrat Party leadership to support Iran and the deal! Now, President Trumps bold move to declare Iran’s IRGC will force globalist nations and Democrats alike to take a new look at Iran for what they truly are, a nation run by terrorist sympathizers, supporters, and perpetrators, who aim to build nuclear weapons to not only terrorize and dominate the world as a whole, but to impose their will upon all of mankind!

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