Belgian foreign minister says new EU sanctions against Iran should include IRGC

New European Union sanctions against Iran in response to the country’s recent attack on Israel should include the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Belgium’s Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib says.

Speaking to journalists ahead of an EU ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg, Lahbib says so far there was no consensus on what legal basis the Guards could be added to a bloc-wide list of entities seen as terrorist organizations.

“We will discuss it together”, she says.

EU leaders agreed last week they would impose further sanctions against Iran, with many calling to widen the drone-related sanctions regime to cover missiles and transfers to Iranian proxy forces in the Middle East, including Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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