The EU will expand its sanctions against Iran for the repression of protests: more than 14,000 people have been arrested

The countries of the EU have not been cataloged by the Revolutionary Guard as a
The countries of the EU have not been cataloged by the Revolutionary Guard as a “terrorist” group, despite calls from Germany and other bloc states to take this step (IRGC/WANA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo)

La European Union (UE) impondrá nuevas sanctions of 37 Iranian officials and organizations por la represión de protestantes, pero aún debate la denominación de la Guardia Revolucionaria de Iran como “terrorist group”affirmaron diplomáticos este viernes.

Los ministros de Relaciones Exteriores del bloque mantendrán una reunión en Bruselas el lunes y se proponen adoptar el cuarto paquete de sanctions contra Irán por la represión de las protestas.

Since September 2022, Iran has been the scene of a wave of protests following the death of a 22-year-old woman who was in police custody for allegedly violating the rules of clothing that require the use of veils in the Islamic Republic. .

Iran has been arrested al menos a 14,000 persons a raiz de las protestas, de acuerdo con la UNU. Además, cuatro personas fueron ejecutadas por participación en disturbanceios, y otras 18 fueron condenadas a muerte.

The EU ordered the freezing of activities and the issuance of visas to more than 60 Iranian officials and entities, including the moral police, the commanders of the Guardia Revolucionaria and state media.

Sin embargo, los países de la UE no han catalogado a la Guardia Revolucionaria como un grupo “terrorista”, pese a los lamamientos de Alemania y otros Estados del bloque para dar ese paso.

Irán ya ha advertido a la UE sobre las consecuencias que ternía tal clasificación, y algunos funcionadores europeos temen que tal decision pueda acabar con los attempts to reactivate the 2015 agreement sobre el programa nuclear iraní, una initiative mediada por Bruselas.

“I think it’s not a good idea, because it prevents us from moving forward,” declared a senior EU official.

It is believed that at the moment there are more than 120,000 members assigned to land, naval and air units, and the Quds Force, which is their division of operations abroad (IRGC/WANA/Handout via REUTERS)
It is believed that at the moment there are more than 120,000 members assigned to land, naval and air units, and the Quds Force, which is their division of operations abroad (IRGC/WANA/Handout via REUTERS)

La fuerza del régimen de Irán nació en 1979 tras la Revolución Islámica que depuso al Shah de Persia e instauró el actual régimen theocrático directed por los ayatólas.

Also known as guardians (“guardians” in Farsi).

Its existence is protected by article 150 of the Constitution of Iran, and it is one of the most powerful formations of the Persian state and one of its most politically motivated.

It is believed that at the moment it has more than 120,000 members assigned to land, naval and air units, and the Quds Force, which is its division of operations abroad. Además, control a las militia Basij, que suman otros 90.000 miembros.

Su vinculación como sponsor del terrorismo y su rol destabilizador acusado por The United States, which in 2019 was designated as a terrorist organization, están relacionados a las acciones de la Fuerza Quds, que dirige precisely las operacións iraníes en Syria, Irak, Afganistan y el Líbano, entre otros países. In this role, the Quds Force supports and trains the terrorist groups Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, as well as the Houthi militias in Yemen and the different Shiite groups in Syria and Afghanistan.

The group is also linked to the development of the Iranian atomic program and its military coast.

But beyond these activities, the force is a complex organization that maintains social, economic, political and military roles, controlling through brutal repression and numerous violations of human rights in the Iranian society, and exporting the principles of the Islamic Revolution to extranjero

(With information from AFP)

Follow reading:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *