(CNN)–The United States put Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on its list of terrorist groups on Monday. The unprecedented move against another country’s armed forces is bound to rachet up tensions with Tehran. Here’s what you need to know.
What is the Revolutionary Guard and what does it do?
The IRGC and the United States
The Revolutionary Guards have long been in the crosshairs of successive US administrations.
What impact will the terror designation have on Iran and the rest of the region?
By Tamara Qiblawi
Photo: Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force.