Netanyahu says Trump named Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group at his request

  • Netanyahu says Trump named Irans Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group at his request

KYIV—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing a hotly contested bid for a fourth term, tweeted on the eve of the election that the Trump administration designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization at his request.

“Thank you, my dear friend, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, for having decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization,” he wrote in Hebrew on Twitter on Monday. “Thank you for responding to another of my important requests, which serves the interests of our countries and countries of the region.”

His English-language thank you note posted later omitted taking credit, but said of Trump, “Once again you are keeping the world safe from Iran aggression and terrorism.”

In Israel, the move by the Trump administration is being viewed by some as an election eve gift to Netanyahu.

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