Iran: Will treat EU armies as terrorist organizations

Jan 25, 2023 10:19 p.m

After new EU sanctions against Iran, Tehran has imposed counter-sanctions. As the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday, a total of 34 people and organizations were put on a sanctions list.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday added three entities and 22 individuals from the European Union and one entity and eight officials from the United Kingdom to the sanctions list. The punitive measures include entry bans and the freezing of possible assets in Iran. Members of the European Parliament and two German officers are affected. Tehran accuses them of “supporting terrorism” and “interfering in internal affairs” or “fomenting unrest.”

The SPD foreign politician Dietmar Köster is affected. Last week he said in the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee: “There will only be stability in the Middle East when the mullahs’ regime is finally overthrown.” There will only be security for Israel if the anti-Semitic leadership in Tehran is replaced by democracy.

In addition, Radio J, a Paris-based Jewish radio station, the European Friends of Israel in the European Parliament, and the Heberger construction company were arrested for “participating in the construction of factories” allegedly used to manufacture chemical weapons used in the Iran-Iraq War 1980s were placed on the sanctions list. Also several members of the European Parliament, city officials, police and military commanders and three executives of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdowho recently published a series of cartoons mocking Iranian politicians, were added to the list.

Two far-right Dutch politicians, Rasmus Paludan and Edwin Wagensveld, have been denounced for “insulting the holy Koran”. Tehran also included the British think tank Henry Jackson Society on the list, as well as the Attorney General, several senior military and intelligence officials and a head of the Prisons Authority.

The European Parliament last week voted by a majority in favor of a resolution calling for a ban on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), along with the imposition of sanctions on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi. The resolution condemned Tehran’s response to the protests in the country that began last September, the executions linked to the protests and the sale of drones to Russia. The resolution is non-binding and must be approved by the consensus mechanism of the European Council before it can enter into force.

how Far’s News writes, Iranian officials, commanders and armed forces condemned an amendment to an annual foreign policy report calling on the EU and its member states to add the IRGC to the EU’s terror list. On Wednesday, the members of the European Parliament supported the motion with 598 votes in favour, nine against and 31 abstentions. This would ask Brussels to list the IRGC military forces, the Basij Volunteer Forces and the IRGC Quds Force.

Iran warns EU against terrorist listing of Revolutionary Guard

Earlier this week, the European Union imposed sanctions on 37 Iranian individuals and entities, including elements and senior officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, blaming them for “brutal” crackdowns on protesters and other human rights abuses.

The classification of the IRGC as “terrorists”, as some EU governments have called for, is not possible until a court in an EU country finds the IRGC guilty of terrorism, said Josep Borrell, head of EU foreign policy. The sports and youth minister Hamid Sajadi, parliamentarians, members of the military and the umbrella organization of moral guardians were also affected. The United States and Great Britain also imposed new sanctions on Iran.

Tehran has reiterated that the IRGC is an official state body that plays a central role in ensuring the security of Iran and the region. According to this, European states also benefit from the fight of the Iranian elite troops against terrorist groups in the region.

“Based on the United Nations charter and international law, adding this state entity to the terrorism list would be a clear violation of the charter,” said Nasser Kanani, spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry. “Any violation of the IRGC would be a violation of Iran’s national security and the consequences would be directed against the violator,” he added.

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