In a move signalling further capitulation to Israel, following the recent recognition of the Golan Heights, the Trump administration is now preparing to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization—reportedly the first time a foreign military has been blacklisted as such.
This has prompted Iran to threaten to do the same to the U.S. military.
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also urged Iraq to force U.S. troops to leave the country, as the two begin to develop deeper ties, having agreed to develop two oilfields. In March, Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani received Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a rare move and show of support.
Iran is currently facing a flooding crisis as this develops.
Although the move is said to be due to U.S. military deaths allegedly caused by Iran in Iraq, the Trump administration’s involvement with Israeli business interests such as Genie Energy, which operates in the Golan Heights—it is more likely that this is a continuation of Israel’s control over the U.S. government.
The Trump administration is also considering additional sanctions on Iran in May, while sanctions that are already in place are reportedly preventing aid from reaching parts of the country affected by flooding.