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Iran: EU says it cannot decide on Revolutionary Guards at this stage


The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell said on Monday January 23 that the 27 could not decide, at this stage, to place the Guardians of the...

The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell said on Monday January 23 that the 27 could not decide, at this stage, to place the Revolutionary Guards, Iran's ideological army, on their blacklist.

It is something that cannot be decided without a court.

A court decision is necessary

,” explained Josep Borrell.

Need for a legal declaration

“You can't say, '

I consider you a terrorist because I don't like you


This must be done when a court of a Member State issues a legal declaration, a concrete condemnation”, he hammered on the sidelines of a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Read alsoIran prepares “reciprocal” measures if the EU punishes the Guardians

Tehran has issued multiple warnings to Europeans since MEPs adopted a resolution on Thursday calling on the EU to include the Revolutionary Guards on the EU's list of "

terrorist organisations



We must discuss the legal possibilities

" of including the Revolutionary Guards on the list of terrorist organizations, underlined the head of German diplomacy Annalena Baerbock.

Sanction for violation of human rights

But as it is "

more than complex

", the EU has chosen for the time being to include leaders of the Revolutionary Guards on the list of people sanctioned by the EU for human rights violations, a she explained.

Union foreign ministers on Monday added 37 Iranian individuals or entities involved in the crackdown on the protests to their sanctions list for human rights violations.

State hostage policy

The European Union has already imposed asset freezes and visa bans on more than 60 Iranian officials and entities due to the crackdown on protests.

France for its part denounced “

the policy of state hostages

” practiced by the Iranian authorities with the detention of many European citizens.

It is time for us to reflect as Europeans on the responses to be given

” to this situation, affirmed the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna.

More and more European citizens are being detained and this situation is totally unacceptable

,” echoed his Belgian counterpart Hadja Lahbib.


It is important that we send a clear and firm message to the Iranian authorities at 27.


Source: lefigaro

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