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Kustoff’s Statement on the Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

April 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) issued the following statement following the Trump Administration’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. 

“This action taken by President Trump sends a clear message that the United States will not do business with a country that terrorizes people in and outside its borders. Iran continues to be one of the most dangerous threats to our interests and to stability in the Middle East. It is long past due that we hold the corrupt Iranian regime accountable for their actions,” said Rep. Kustoff. “I applaud this move from President Trump and his Administration. We must remain vigilant against those who wish to bring Americans harm and continue to stand with our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel.”

In Congress, Rep. David Kustoff has taken the lead in standing up to Iran and its corrupt regime. He introduced the Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act which places maximum pressure on Iran and its leaders to help expose the corrupt nature of this dangerous regime. Rep. Kustoff supported the President on getting out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, as well as supported the increased sanctions on Iran. Congressman Kustoff also succeeded in passing a Motion to Recommit to tackle the rise of anti-Semitism.