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Saudi welcomes US blacklisting of Iran Revolutionary Guards

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Filed on April 9, 2019
Saudi welcomes US blacklisting of Iran Revolutionary Guards

The ministry hailed the move as a "practical and serious" step in countering terrorism.

Saudi Arabia welcomes the US decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organisation, Saudi state media said on Tuesday.

"The US decision translates the Kingdom's repeated demands to the international community of the necessity of confronting terrorism supported by Iran," SPA said, citing a foreign ministry source.

 

An official source at the Foreign Ministry hailed the move as a "practical and serious" step in countering terrorism, it added.

Trump said in a statement on Monday that the move "recognises the reality" that Iran is a state-sponsored supporter of terrorism and that the Guard is an active participant.

It's an unprecedented move because the US has never before used the designation for an entire foreign government entity.

With inputs from Reuters


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