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US sticks Iraq in middle by calling Iran's IRGC terrorists

Iraqis are divided on the recent US action against Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as some back Iran while others fear that a US-Iran conflict will engulf Iraq.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces that the US will designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, April 8, 2019. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned all banks and business of consequences to dealing with Iran's Revolutionary Guards after Washington designated the elite unit a terrorist group. "Businesses and banks around the world now have a clear duty to ensur
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After US President Donald Trump designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization, all eyes turned to Iraq, where thousands of US troops remain and many armed factions operate with the IRGC’s support.

Shortly after the April 8 announcement, the US Embassy in Iraq clarified what Washington wants Iraqi authorities to do in this regard.

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