US Labels Iran Military Force as a Terrorist Organization

The U.S. is now labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a foreign terrorist organization.

It’s an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran. 

It’s an unprecedented move because the U.S. has never before used the designation for another nation’s military.

The designation decision is taking on heightened importance as part of the White House’s increasingly aggressive strategy towards Iran.

The administration has been debating whether to make the designation for several months.

The president says the move is another step further to isolate Iran and make clear that the U.S. will not tolerate their support for rebel groups.

The designation comes with sanctions, including freezes on some assets and a ban on Americans doing business with the group.

It may also have widespread implications for American personnel and policy in the region.