Foil the Financiers of Iran's Terrorism

(Wall Street Journal) Richard Goldberg - If President Biden believes Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is a terrorist organization, he must withdraw his administration's offer to lift terrorism sanctions on the group's top financiers. Given IRGC plots to assassinate current and former U.S. officials, Mr. Biden owes Congress an explanation why he is offering to lift terrorism sanctions on the institutions that illicitly fund the organization. The U.S. Treasury Department has revealed that the IRGC's Quds Force had been using the Central Bank of Iran to receive "the vast majority of its foreign currency" since at least 2016. The writer, a senior adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, served as White House National Security Council director for countering Iranian weapons of mass destruction, 2019-20.

2022-05-04 00:00:00

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