As promised, the US on Monday formally designated Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a “foreign terrorist organization,” making it illegal for any organization to provide the Guards with material support. It is accused of not only facilitating, but perpetrating, terrorism on a global scale on behalf of the Iranian regime. The designation marks the first time that the US has ruled a foreign government organization a terrorist entity. It is intended to expand the scope and scale of the administration’s maximum pressure campaign on the regime in Tehran. Read DEBKAfile’s analysis.