Tehran doubles down: Crackdown fuels calls to ban Revolutionary Guards

It's incredible to think that just a few months ago, the West still hoped to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Now, the UK and the EU are openly considering outlawing the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. What's the right response to Tehran's weekend execution of British-Iranian citizen Alireza Akbari? Officially, his case has nothing to do with the protest movement, which is now in its fifth month. We ask about the timing of his killing and about the other foreign nationals currently held in Iran.

Produced by Charles Wente, Antonia Kerrigan and Louise Guibert


Read more on FRANCE 24 English

Read also:
France ‘extremely worried’ about health of French-Irish citizen held in Iran
UK pulls ambassador, vows more reprisals against Iran after execution of dual national
Faces of death row: the young men caught up in Iran’s execution spree