Threats and Menaces as Iran Tries to Stop Blacklisting of Revolutionary Guards

In a show of solidarity last week in Strasbourg, 598 members of the European Parliament voted to proscribe the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The huge majority supported an amendment from the European Conservatives & Reformists Group (ECR) calling for “the EU and its Member States to include the IRGC in the EU’s terrorist list in the light of its terrorist activity, the repression of protesters and its supplying of drones to Russia.”

The vote followed a mass rally of 12,000 Iranian expatriates from all over Europe, who gathered outside the parliament in Strasbourg on January 16. The rally was addressed by Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, who said: “I’m here on behalf of the European Parliament and on behalf of 500 million European citizens to tell you that we are with you … That the women, men, students standing up in Iran have inspired the world. Your cry ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ has been heard …

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