US Gambles on Iran’s ‘Soldiers of Terror’
Trita Parsi writes in Asia Times:
Washington’s proposed designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization would authorize the US to target the elite military branch’s business dealings. But the real impact is likely to be political. The United States’ efforts to engage Tehran on Iraq are seriously compromised, while the move will strengthen those who believe that stability in the Middle East can only be achieved through Iran’s containment and defeat.