The European Union’s foreign policy commissioner, Josep Borrell, said that “the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal) is not dead, but has completely stopped,” in an interview with the Financial Times.
Commenting on the issue of placing the IRGC on the terrorism list by the European Union, he stressed that “you can imagine stopping the action plan incrementally, if that is done (putting the IRGC on the terrorism list)… it will certainly make things more difficult.”
Earlier, the European Union’s foreign policy commissioner, Josep Borrell, confirmed that “putting the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on the terrorist list requires a judicial decision in one of the European Union member states.”
It is noteworthy that on January 19, 598 deputies in the European Parliament voted in favor of a draft resolution to include the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps on the European Union’s “terrorism list”, while only 9 deputies voted against the resolution and 31 abstained from voting.
And Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed, in a call he made with Borrell following the decision, that “the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is an official and sovereign institution that plays an important and vital role in providing Iran’s national security and security of the region,” noting that “the European Parliament’s behavior in Accusing this security-making institution of terrorism is a kind of shooting at Europe itself,” he was quoted by the Iranian news agency (IRNA).