IRGC leaders seen in a meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Undated

IRGC leaders seen in a meeting with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Over 500 Prominent Iranian-Americans Urge Biden Not To Delist IRGC

4/12/2022

A group of more than 500 Iranian American scientists and scholars have urged President Joe Biden not to remove Iran's IRGC from list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The letter, led by University of Connecticut professor and dean of the School of Engineering, Kazem Kazerounian, said the regime’s demand to delist the IRGC is “unquestionably against the will and interest of the Iranian people, and a direct threat to the advancement of democracy.
“The IRGC is the tool of terrorism abroad and repression of people on the streets of Iran… This instrument of terror safeguards the religious dictatorship in Iran, and continues to impede all progress towards human rights”, read the letter.
Pointing out Iranians’ century-long struggle “for freedom", the signatories said that "removing IRGC from the FTO list will project blatant disregard for the hope and legitimate struggle of Iranians for freedom and dignity”.
The letter added that not only “IRGC has not shown the slightest indication of good faith efforts in halting malign behavior”, it is playing “a bigger role in creating proxy naval terror units, employing UAVs for terror operations, and funding terrorism around the globe”.
Since February 2021, the Iranian Professionals' Ad Hoc Committee on Iran Policy, coordinated by Kazerounian, has sent other open letters to Biden, each signed by several hundreds of Iranian Americans scholars, professors, physicians, industry executives and successful entrepreneurs.

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