The European Union cannot list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist entity until an EU court has determined that they are, EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said on Monday.
The European Parliament last week called on the EU to list the Revolutionary Guards as a “terrorist entity”, blaming it for allegedly repression of protests in the Islamic Republic and the supply of drones to Russia.
“It is something that cannot be decided without a court, a court decision first. You cannot say I consider you a terrorist because I don’t like you,” Borrell told reporters before a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels.
He added that the court of an EU member had to issue a concrete legal condemnation before the EU itself could act.