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The U.S. Names the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist Organization and Sanctions the International Criminal Court

| Apr. 10, 2019

On April 8, the Trump administration designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. A few days earlier, the administration had made good on its threat to impose sanctions on officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) involved in the examination of U.S. actions in Afghanistan and Israeli actions in other contexts. As part of this effort, it revoked the U.S. visa of Fatou Bensouda, the ICC's chief prosecutor.

Both measures are unprecedented....

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For Academic Citation: Chachko, Elena.“The U.S. Names the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist Organization and Sanctions the International Criminal Court.” Lawfare, April 10, 2019.