Quds Force Draft Resolution Calls for Iran Sanctions
While the world obsesses on Iran's nuclear program, a draft resolution was submitted to the UN Security Council calling for sanctions in response to Iranian Quds Force terror operations.
The proposal specifically designates the Quds Force, the foreign operations branch of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, for exporting arms prohibited under previous resolutions and proliferation activities. It is highly unusual for the world body to sanction the military wing of a member state, officials say. The proposed measure would freeze any of its assets abroad, make business dealings with it illegal, and isolate it financially, they add.
The Quds Force numbers up to 15,000 and runs Tehran's covert activities, including arms, aid and training for groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Iraq's Shiite militias, U.S. and European officials say.
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