Several families of victims of the Ukrainian civilian plane that was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards in early 2020 launched two missiles near Tehran,
In a letter to US President Joe Biden calling for the Guard not to be removed from the list of terrorist organizations, the message posted by Shaheen Moghadam and Mehrzad Zarei read: “The families of the victims of the Ukrainian plane oppose any US action that would remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from the terrorism list.
The letter stated that there are documents and evidence proving the “terrorist” character of the shooting down of a civilian passenger plane by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards two years ago.
The letter noted that this military institution is “the main source of war and instability in the region and supports terrorism throughout Iran, the Middle East and the world.”
Families on the Ukrainian plane expressed astonishment at US President Joe Biden’s possible decision to remove the Revolutionary Guards from the US terrorist list in order to please Iran and return to the 2015 nuclear deal.
Relatives of the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash stressed the need to keep the Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist entity”, saying that “future generations should live in fear of the proposal to remove the name of the Guard from American terrorism.” . ready.”
In the final days of this March, some news sources announced that the Joe Biden administration was considering removing the Revolutionary Guards from the country’s terrorist list in exchange for the Tehran regime’s commitment to easing tensions in the region.
The news was met with reactions from local American political figures, officials from some countries, and various Iranian political and civilian activists.
Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by two Revolutionary Guard missiles shortly after taking off from Tehran International Airport on the morning of January 8, 2020, killing all 176 people on board.
After several days of secret, contradictory and incorrect statements, Iranian officials finally admitted that the IRGC air defense had fired on this passenger plane, but claimed that the reason for this action was simply “human error”.
The Canadian Supreme Court of Ontario ruled that the shooting of the plane by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards was “deliberate and terrorist”.
Ukraine, Canada and the families of the victims said, based on available evidence, that Iranian authorities had used the plane as a “human shield” against a possible US response to Iran’s overnight attack on the Ain al-Ain base. Assad in Iraq.
Previously, 80 members of the US Congress warned the Joe Biden administration not to remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from the list of terrorist organizations in the United States.
In a letter to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, US lawmakers described the Biden administration’s intention to remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from the terrorist list as “shameful.”
They noted that “this step will legitimize the destabilizing and anti-Semitic actions of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the region.”
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also expressed his country’s concern over the US intention to remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from the list of terrorist organizations.
At the start of the weekly Israeli government session last Sunday, he said: “We are very concerned about the US intention to respond to the brazen Iranian demand to remove the Revolutionary Guards from the list of terrorist organizations.”
This was the second time in as few days that Bennett publicly opposed the IRGC’s removal from the terrorist list.