Matthew Miller, the Spokesperson for the US Department of State

US Backs Canada's Terrorist Designation of IRGC, Offers Global Support

Friday, 06/21/2024

US State Department spokesman on Thursday welcomed Canada's decision to designate the Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) as a terrorist group, pledging support for other countries considering similar actions.

“The IRGC’s terrorism and lethal plotting threaten the entire world, and we stand ready to provide support as other countries consider designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization,” stated Matthew Miller.

The spokesman elaborated that the US is prepared to supply information to other countries regarding IRGC activities, emphasizing the regular practice of sharing intelligence and other pertinent information with allies and partners about the actions of terrorist supporters globally.

Following years of campaigning by activists, Canada's recent designation of the IRGC as a terrorist group comes after uncovering plots where the entity raised funds and recruited agents within Canada.

The US designated the IRGC in 2019, and Canada had already imposed multiple rounds of sanctions on terrorist entities supported by the IRGC, such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Taliban, which further Iran’s interests and foreign policy.

This designation has reignited calls for global action, with senators in Australia urging their government to follow Canada's lead.

More News