Bennett, Lapid thank Biden for keeping IRGC on US terror list

"This is the right, moral and correct decision by President Biden, who updated me on this decision during our last conversation," the prime minister said.

Members of a special IRGC force attend a rally marking the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran April 29, 2022 (photo credit: VIA REUTERS)
Members of a special IRGC force attend a rally marking the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran April 29, 2022
(photo credit: VIA REUTERS)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett lauded US President Joe Biden's decision to keep Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on its terror list.

I commend the US administration, led by my friend President Joe Biden, on the decision to keep the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in their rightful place — on the Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) list," Bennett said late Tuesday night. 

He explained that Biden had updated him about this decision when the two men spoke on April 24.

“President Biden is a true friend of Israel who is committed to its strength and security.”

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

"President Biden is a true friend of Israel who is committed to its strength and security," he said.

A true friend of Israel

"Over the past few months we made our stance clear — the IRGC is the world’s largest terror organization, involved in planning and carrying out deadly acts of terror and destabilizing the Middle East," Bennett said.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the United Nations General Assembly last year. Every year, the UN censures Israel far more than any other country.  (credit: JOHN MINCHILLO/REUTERS)Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the United Nations General Assembly last year. Every year, the UN censures Israel far more than any other country. (credit: JOHN MINCHILLO/REUTERS)

“This is the right, moral and correct decision by President Biden, who updated me on this decision during our last conversation. For this I thank him.”

Bennett spoke out after Politico reported that Biden had finalized that decision.

On Wednesday morning, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid also expressed his thanks to the Biden administration for the decision as well.

“This is an important expression of the US responsibility toward the security and stability of the Middle East at large, and the relationship between America and Israel in particular,” he tweeted.

Lapid also singled out US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as a joint partner in that effort.