WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-US Newswire/ -- The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) welcomes the signing into law of a legislation, which includes a title, ''Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017.'' The new law imposes sanctions on the Iranian regime for its human rights violations at home and its ballistic missile program.
NCRI-US also welcomes the imposition of terrorism-related sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), under Executive Order 13224 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note; relating to blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism).
These sanctions are long overdue and should be implemented and enforced immediately and fully. As such, there should be no loopholes allowing the regime and its official and unofficial entities, as well as its domestic and foreign interlocutors to evade the implications of this law.
The IRGC has a large number of associated organizations with extensive resources and funding whose profits end up funding terrorism in the region. For instance, the Khatam al-Anbiya Garrison has some 5,000 contractors, which dominate the Iranian economy, and is already a major sponsor of advancing the nuclear and missile program of Iran, as well as funding terror. This is among many entities, which must be included in the sanctions list of IRGC affiliate organizations under Executive Order 13224.