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Monday, April 8, 2019

Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Department of State Designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Today, Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: 

"Today, the Secretary of State announced that he intends to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  After the FTO designation takes effect, any person will be prohibited from knowingly providing material support or resources, as defined under the law, or attempting or conspiring to do so, to the IRGC.  The IRGC's active support for terrorism is unacceptable, and the Department of Justice continues to support the administration's efforts to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its actions."

Press Release Number: 
19-337
Updated April 8, 2019