The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, the first such designation of another country’s military, as early as next Monday.

The designation might come as early as Monday, three US officials told Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Such a move would be a major escalation of the Trump administration’s policy of pressure on Iran, which began with the pullout from the nuclear deal last May and continued with the reimposition of sanctions suspended under the 2015 agreement.

The IRGC was founded after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. Its foreign expeditionary branch, the Quds force, has been heavily involved in fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, as well as other militant groups opposed to the government in Damascus.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, considers Iran an existential threat to his country, and has even made thinly veiled nuclear threats against Damascus and Tehran over IRGC’s presence in Syria.

The timing of the announcement is especially interesting, given that Netanyahu is facing a tough election next Tuesday. In addition to ditching the nuclear deal, US President Donald Trump has made several other moves in support of Netanyahu, including the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and the recent recognition of Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights, which it has occupied since the 1967 war with Syria, Jordan and Egypt.

Proposals to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization have been circulating around Washington for years, though critics have warned that doing so would open US military and intelligence officials to retaliation by other governments.

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Source: RT

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I think Trump could also say the Sheeba farms, Judea-Samaria and Gaza belong to Israel, IDF should have confiscated the areas where they found Hezbotox tunnels in South Lebanon.
I think they should also change strategy by making…

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security zones after any attack or clash, this would mean patience since these shall not be filled with settlers for many years, but rather filled with mines, thus, for any

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rocket launched or every intifada act, IDF takes 1km² and razes everything in. If and Israeli is wounded, they take 5km², if one is killed, 10km² would go. Well, the Tamimi

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family creates trouble? All the village is levelled and mined… Israel shall never repeat the Sinai/Gaza/Judea-Samaria errors again : land will be kept forever.

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Doing so has serious advantages : they won’t be accused of being occupiers since it’s scorched Earth tactics, then they can’t be accused of ethnic cleansing since

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these are security zones created after attacks. The coolest is that they will see these areas nonetheless levelled, but also fenced, made a minefield

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added with automated machineguns to prevent de-mining, but also totally abandoned. The Warsaw Ghetto was 3.4km² with 400k people stranded in,

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the Gaza strip has 2 millions, it can be shrunk to 20km² with 540km² of minefields around. Nablus being 28.6km², let’s pack the 3M

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squatters in Judea-Samaria fit in 30km² and have the remainder be empty… This is the best way to go : the more they are aggressive, the more they lose.