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Israel's FM urges Germany to add Iran's IRGC to terror list, but hurdles remain

Though German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said recently that Berlin had no grounds to add the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the country’s list of terror groups, Israeli sources insist she is committed to pursuing this option.
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BRUSSELS — On a visit to Berlin onTuesday, Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen discussed the Iranian threat with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock, including Jerusalem’s request to add the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the European Union's list of terror-supporting organizations.

Speaking at a joint press conference, Cohen focused on Iran, saying that the international community's immediate response to Iran ramping up its uranium enrichment should be to restore sanctions on the regime in place before the 2015 nuclear agreement. There are two options on the table, argued Cohen. “We can go back to sanctions or have a credible military option.” He hailed Baerbock’s commitment to preventing Iran from reaching nuclear capabilities.

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