Saudi and Bahrain Enlists Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as Terrorists

On Tuesday (23rd October), Saudi Arabia along with Bahrain added Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and some senior officers from Quds Force to their list of people and organizations who might be involved with acts of terrorism.
Tehran immediately countered that the move was calculated in order to detract the world and the region from the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. The disappearance of Jamal’s after coming to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has incited international outrage.
The state news agency of Saudi Arabia copied a statement from the security services stating that the commander of the Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani and Hamed Abdollahi and Abdul Reza Shahlai also belonging to the force had been admitted within the terrorism list.
The U.S. Treasury Department stated that Soleimani, Abdollahi, and Shahlai were associated with a plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s former ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir, and sanctions were enforced on them.
Iran at the time rebuffed the accusations to be false and urged an apology from Washington.
A news agency of Iran quoted Brigadier-General Esmail Kowsari, deputy security chief of the Revolutionary Guards that Saudi Arabia is in a morass and it can’t come out of the dilemma. It was even stated that Saudi Arabia is trying to divert the world and also the region from the killing of the Saudi journalist in Saudi’s consulate.
On Tuesday Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan ousted Saudi Arabia’s clarification of Khashoggi’s death and requested that those who are responsible for the death of the journalist should be it punished.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury aimed Afghanistan’s Taliban insurrection with sanctions against eight individuals who were labeled global terrorists, including two having links with Quds Force.
The Taliban-related sanctions were also implemented by the seven members of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), which is a U.S.-Gulf drive to provide finance to militant groups. The center was set up in May 2017 during U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia and the United States presides the group and Kuwait, Bahrain Qatar Oman, and the United Arab Emirates are also members of it.


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