On the 6th of October, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the crackdown against women in Iran. The resolution emphasised the fact that sanctions against the leadership of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) must not be lifted.
Given the central role the IRGC plays in suppressing the protests, orchestrating international terror directly and via proxies such as Hezbollah and supplying drones to the Russian army, the EU ought to take further action against this group.
On the 17th of October, the FAC discussed the situation in Iran and announced new human rights sanctions. Although a necessary first step, these sanctions do not constitute a proper response to Iran’s human rights violations and the threat it poses to EU security.
Therefore, we ask the Council:
1. Will the Council expand sanctions on IRGC leaders, following the example of Canada and others?
2. Will the Council take steps to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organisation?
3. What more is the Council planning to do with regards to the current violations that the IRGC is committing against the Iranian people?