“CENTCOM and the Qods Force are the most powerful and influential outside actors in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Persian Gulf. Even in Yemen, American and Saudi officials contend the Qods Force is a primary opponent. As such, if there is to be a peaceful solution to any regional crises, cooperation with the IRGC is a must. To label it terrorist will shut the door on opportunities for successful diplomacy.”
“Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards As Terrorists Will Have Dire Consequences,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, The Huffington Post, February 16, 2017.