Biden’s nuclear negotiator offers to LIFT Iran’s sanctions and remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp from terror list in exchange for signing new deal

The Biden administration is weighing whether to remove the feared Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from terror lists and to lift other sanctions as he tries to deliver a new nuclear deal.

It is one of the most controversial concessions offered by Rob Malley, the State Department’s special envoy to Iran, at a time when talks are in a critical phase.

The Trump administration declared the IRGC to be a terrorist organization in 2019, accusing it of providing funding, training and equipment to other groups worth one billion dollars each year.

Less than a year later, General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of its Quds force, was killed in a US drone strike.

Details of the plan to delist the group emerged in a lengthy Twitter thread posted by former State Department appointee Gabriel Noronha, who said he had been authorized to reveal details of discussions by disgruntled former colleagues.

‘This is a long and technical thread, but here’s what you should know: the deal being negotiated in Vienna is dangerous to our national security, it is illegal, it is illegitimate, and it in no way serves U.S. interests in either the short or long term,’ he wrote.

‘Here’s why: Led by Rob Malley, the U.S. has promised to lift sanctions on some of the regime’s worst terrorists and torturers, leading officials in the regime’s WMD infrastructure, and is currently trying to lift sanctions on the IRGC itself.’

In particular he revealed that Malley had been pushing to remove sanctions on the Revolutionary Guards.

He received pushback from other officials.

‘That hasn’t stopped him,’ continued Noronha. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was classified as a terrorist organisation by the Trump administration in 2019 after the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal.

Robert Malley, US Special Representative for Iran, is pushing the Biden administration to drop the terrorist designation for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard so secure a nuclear deal with Iran.

Details of the potential deal were revealed by Gabriel Noronha, former special adviser on Iran at the State Department during the Trump administration.

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