Germany and the European Union are studying the possibility of recognizing Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Sunday, Reuters reported.
“I made it clear last week that we will launch another package of sanctions, that we will examine how we can also list the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization,” Baerbock said in a interview with ARD broadcaster on Sunday.
The German minister's statement came after the IRGC chief warned protesters that Saturday would be the last day they could take to the streets, signaling that security forces could intensify an already harsh crackdown on large-scale protesters.
Last week, Germany announced tougher restrictions against Iran, in addition to the already announced EU sanctions package.
Baerbock also said that there are currently no negotiations on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program between Tehran and the West.