Vice-president of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) Abdul Hakim Bashar welcomed the US Treasury’s decision to designate an international network involved in oil smuggling and money laundering and with links to the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps a terrorist organization. He described the move as essential to further tightening the noose on the Iranian mullahs’ regime that deploys terrorist militias across the region.
Bashar said that the latest US sanctions on Iran’s arms, especially the Quds Force, would help cut off the supply and funding routes for those militias that are aiding regional regimes in killing and sabotage, especially the Assad regime.
Bashar indicated that imposing sanctions on the Iranian mullahs’ regime and the start of mass anti-regime demonstrations in many Iranian cities can contribute to weakening the regime’s tools and relieve pressure on the Syrian and Yemeni peoples.
He added that tightening the economic sanctions on the Iranian mullahs’ regime by the major powers on the one hand, and supporting the popular uprising on the other will offer a window of hope for deterring the mullahs’ regime and its subversive behavior in the region.
The US Treasury on Monday designated an international network involved in oil smuggling and money laundering with links to the Quds Force as a terrorist organization. It said that the network facilitated the sale of Iranian oil worth millions of dollars on behalf of the IRG and the terrorist Hezbollah militia.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)