Iranian Revolutionary Guard founder on new designation

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Founder Mohsen Sazegara discusses President Trump's decision to designate the organization a foreign terrorist group.
3:33 | 04/08/19

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I stand by Lillie want to bring in now aghast. Who has some experience in Iran is a running himself in fact motion sizing our is a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy here in now Washington DC also the found a former founder. A via Ronnie and revolutionary guard. Core back in 1979 fled the country and is now vocal a critic and opponent of that group sir thank you so much for joining us today in a briefing room. Given your experience how do you think this move by the United States will be received over Enron. And definitely it 'cause it'd be it'd be. In fact them the man who economy out of Iran because I AIG he music operation of the house of the leader. Control about 50%. Of GDP RB rock. And second I think that the individuals from IRD Hubert. Problem to trouble. In other countries. To other countries especially European runs or allies of the US. But who's who must. Gay import then concerning Iran eased. If it's real and two why are between the US Sunday rock. I thought as I know I RDC and the leader of the ivy Iran Dave will not it would it. First this that the head. They've built to wait and see what he'll be the action from the United States. When they. Designate it is revolutionary guard the they the terrorists started on my nation. And do you think motion that given Iran's. Practice a funding. Some militias in say Iraq and elsewhere. That in light of today's developments that. Americans in the region are more at risk for retaliation by some of these Iranian force us. Not. And not to now. You know I was you know I had gee he. Sixteen bit gay it based on. That's three I'll bet a few Mitzi who log. And named for very them. The state and they have and may it be as that network from a crime that stunned to kind of cuts in Venezuela. But. A game I don't think that. It even in some countries like Iraq or. Yemen or other countries. That we to have Bob and Dave militia groups that dates up court. B eight put their first bid bid step ahead bet they would wait and see what the US release. They will end in it before we let you go sir did it was this. A Smart move on the part of the trump administration in something that use of support as is taking a harder line on Iran. Bob. Three. That says that if it's that figure this step I think that that day you know. It sends a powerful message not only to the regime of Iran. But could that keep an RV Iraq. Because don't forget that I had GT es de main or run a nation that's operas that people lobbying arm as well so. Dave hill make Dave may have more hope. Few days future. All right motions housing gar thank you so much sir for joining us a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. And former founder of the Iranian revolutionary guard corps before leaving that country insanity now with revolution thank you sir.

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