House of Commons
ROLE OF IRAN'S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS
EDM #483
Tabled 31 October 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House joins the Government to express serious concerns over the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) role in human rights violations in Iran and support for terrorism abroad, including destabilising activities in the region and reports of Iran's links and backing of military and proscribed groups; notes that the IRGC is actively involved in slaughtering the people of Syria to keep the dictator Assad in power and recruits child soldiers and refugees from Afghanistan and trains them to become terrorist fighters; believes senior IRGC commanders are on Interpol's Red Notice list for acts of international terrorism including the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires; reiterates that the IRGC only answers to the Supreme Leader and is responsible for suppression of Iranian people including the 2009 uprising, crackdown on human rights defenders, activists, journalists and anti-death penalty campaigners as well as arbitrary arrests of dual citizens; further notes IRGC's role in assassinating Iranian dissidents abroad, including members of the main opposition coalition, PMOI and NCRI; recognises IRGC's involvement in Iran's ballistic missile and nuclear programme; takes into account that the IRGC is considered a terrorist group by international allies including the US; share the Government's view that IRGC's support for terrorism undermines prospects for regional security and lasting peace in the region; calls on the Government to include the IRGC on the list of proscribed organisations, impose punitive measures against its officials and to work with allies to expel the IRGC from Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.

Signatures (70)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
22 November 2017
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
05 December 2017
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
30 November 2017
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
15 November 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
05 December 2017
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
22 November 2017
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
30 November 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
30 November 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
22 November 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
23 November 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
11 December 2017
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
04 December 2017
Cryer, John
Labour
14 November 2017
Davies, Geraint
Labour
30 November 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
27 November 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
30 November 2017
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
22 November 2017
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
28 November 2017
Field, Frank
Labour
14 November 2017
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
15 November 2017
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
05 December 2017
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
22 November 2017
Hanson, David
Labour
05 December 2017
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
30 November 2017
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
14 November 2017
Hoey, Kate
Labour
30 November 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
30 November 2017
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
11 December 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
30 November 2017
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
11 December 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Leigh, Sir Edward
Conservative
15 November 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2017
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
29 November 2017
Lord, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
11 December 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
15 November 2017
Metcalfe, Stephen
Conservative
15 November 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
09 January 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
11 December 2017
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
15 November 2017
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
15 November 2017
Perkins, Toby
Labour
16 November 2017
Phillips, Jess
Labour
15 November 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
22 November 2017
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
30 November 2017
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
14 November 2017
Ryan, Joan
Labour
27 November 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
05 December 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
30 November 2017
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
22 November 2017
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
30 November 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
20 December 2017
Spellar, John
Labour
05 December 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
29 November 2017
Stringer, Graham
Labour
22 November 2017
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
14 November 2017
Syms, Sir Robert
Conservative
20 December 2017
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
11 December 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
29 November 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
30 November 2017
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
15 November 2017
Wood, Mike
Conservative
14 November 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion