Could Trump’s Hardline on Iran Do More Harm than Good?

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The White House is expected to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group as part of the White House’s tough new tact on Tehran, according to multiple news reports—but experts say doing so could worsen regional conflicts.

This week, President Donald Trump will announce the designation as part of a broader strategy targeting Iran, the Financial Times reported. The decision is likely to come along with the president’s much-anticipated decertification of the Iran nuclear deal, an agreement Trump will say is not in the national security interests of the U.S. However, the president will not recommend Congress re-impose sanctions immediately — a move that would effectively scuttle the deal.

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