Britain to proscribe Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as terror group

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have arrested seven people with ties to the UK.
Britain to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group.
The British prime minister urged Iran to stop detaining dual nationals.

Britain will officially declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, which have arrested seven people with ties to the UK over anti-government protests, a terrorist group, the Telegraph reported on Monday, citing sources.

The move, which will be announced in a few weeks, has the support of Britain’s security minister Tom Tugendhat and Home Secretary Suella Braverman, according to the report.

Outlawing the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group would mean that belonging to the group, attending its meetings and wearing its logo in public would become a criminal offence.

The UK Home Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Telegraph report.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards last week arrested seven people with ties to Britain over anti-government protests that rocked the country following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who was arrested for wearing “inappropriate clothing.”

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday urged Iran to stop detaining dual nationals, saying the practice should not be used to gain “diplomatic influence.”

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