Sanctioning the main culprit in Iran
Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)
Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 1, 2019 – Sanctioning Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei and his apparatus, following hard-hitting sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and targeting Iran’s petrochemical industry as a key financial artery for exporting and aiding terrorism, is an important step toward economically crippling the entire clerical establishment in Iran.
This victory, obviously, did not come accidentally and overnight. It was the result of four decades of efforts and pain and blood paid by a Resistance movement that was constantly focused on the main enemy of the nation, the mullahs’ regime, in order to topple it.
The Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has time and again insisted on the need to designate IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO), in the United States and as terrorist entities by the European Union.
Tehran’s key financial arteries financing the Supreme Leader, his office and apparatus, and its Gestapo-type terrorist forces, being the IRGC and Quds Force, must be blocked.
Sanctioning the supreme leader and his office is tantamount to blocking the path to plundering the wealth and livelihood of a nation already forced under the poverty line.
Khamenei recently said, “Corruption is like a seven-headed dragon in fictitious stories.” However, it is worth noting that the main head of this dragon is in Khamenei’s apparatus.
Sanctioning Khamenei means blocking any assets in the US belonging to Khamenei or his office, anyone appointed by him or his office, or anyone who’s assisted or acted on behalf of the properties. They also bar any bank that facilitates a significant transaction with those parties from the U.S. financial system.