It was a real shocker to the clerical regime in Iran when the Bush administration blacklisted the Iranian regimeâ€™s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and accused its elite Quds Force of supporting terrorism. The silence of the high ranking clerics in Tehran for several days was the proof of that. It was not until the passing of five days that Ali Khamenei appeared in public to alleviate the anxiety of the clerical establishmentâ€™s shrinking ideological base.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in a statement said the Iranian people welcome the US government's official acknowledgment of the terrorist conduct of the Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Qods Force, banks, Ministry of Defense and other entities as well as its leaders. She also described the move as indispensable to thwart the export of terrorism and fundamentalism to the Middle East region, in particular the regime's meddling in Iraq and to prevent the regime from obtaining nuclear weapons.