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Sen. Cruz: I Applaud President Trump and His Administration for Designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

April 8, 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement applauding the Trump administration for designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO):

"I applaud President Trump and his administration for taking the long overdue step of designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. I have called on previous administrations to acknowledge this basic fact, and in 2015 and 2017 I introduced legislation that would have written it into U.S. code. Today's announcement should be followed by additional measures to do exactly that, as well as to hold the IRGC accountable for the full range of its additional malign and sanctionable activities, including ballistic missile proliferation, participating in Iran's drive for nuclear weapons, the war in Yemen, human rights atrocities, bolstering the murderous Assad regime in Syria, and financing Hezbollah."

Sen. Cruz has long called for the IRGC to be designated as an FTO. In 2015 and 2017, he introduced the IRGC Terrorist Designation Act.

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