USA imposed new sanctions against the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps
The elite military formation of Iran included in the sanctions list of individuals supporting terrorism. This does not mean the recognition of the IRGC as a terrorist organization. Before that the IRGC was in the other lists sanctions related to Iran.
The US Treasury Department has included the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC, a special unit of the Iranian armed forces) in the sanctions list of individuals and organizations engaged in terrorist activities or support terrorists (SDGT, Specially Designated Global Terrorist).
The Department explained that this does not mean that the IRGC is recognized as a terrorist organization. The decision on recognition of a terrorist organization takes the US state Department.
The sanctions imposed on Iranian companies Fanamoj, Rastafann Ertebat Engineering, Shahid Alamolhoda Industries and Chinese Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export. They are included in the list of financial sanctions against Iran and sanctions for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The IRGC had already been in five the sanctions list, the restrictions were imposed for violation of the regime of non-proliferation, human rights violations in Iran, human rights violations using information technology in Iran and Syria. In addition, under the sanctions can get people who interact with the IRGC, said the U.S. Treasury.
Fanamoj and Rastafann company specializing in telecommunications. Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export — a subsidiary of China Sanjiang Space Group, which is responsible for overseas sales and production. The group manufactures trucks and electric vehicles.
Commander of the IRGC Mohammad Ali Jaafari. 8 Oct warned Washington that if the IRGC is recognized as a terrorist organization, the IRGC “will equal the US army to the “Islamic state”.