House of Commons
ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS
EDM #2333
Tabled 29 April 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House strongly condemns suppression of the Iranian people by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its fostering of terrorism in the region; notes the US Authorities' decision to designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation; agrees that the Iran regime is the greatest threat not only to the Iranian people but also to the stability in the region and peace in the world; warns of the IRGC's prominent role in exporting and supporting terrorism in the Middle East and across the world through its extraterritorial force, Qods Force, and in the internal repression of the Iranian people; is concerned about IRGC's control over Iran's economy to the detriment of the Iranian people; highlights the direct role of IRGC's Qods Force in the killing of over 150 British soldiers in Iraq; further notes IRGC's role in assassinating Iranian dissidents abroad, including members of lran's main opposition, the People's Mujahiddin of Iran and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), especially the bomb plot against the grand gathering of NCRI in Paris in June 2018; notes that IRGC's Qods Force is already proscribed as a terrorist organisation; agrees with the NCRI President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, that restricting the IRGC's resources and funds are in the interest of the Iranian people as well as regional peace and security; believes that the long-term interests of UK and the Iranian people converges with regards to countering and limiting the IRGC's unacceptable behaviour; and calls on the Government to proscribe the IRGC and Iran's Intelligence Ministry as foreign terrorist organisations in their entirety.