A Biden administration’s proposal in the latest nuclear talks with Iran would “wave sanctions on at least 80,000 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a paramilitary force that has killed hundreds of Americas and waged terror attacks across the Middle East” reports Washington Free Beacon.

Specifically, the proposal removes IRGC from the U.S. terror list, but then adds a smaller contingent, the IRGC’s Quds Force, which primarily fights overseas, to the terror list to “offset” the move.

As a result, the “80,000 or so fighters on the IRGC would be taken off the terrorism list and ca now enter the United States” said one senior Republican leader who was briefed on the proposal.

The Washington Free Beacon estimates between 80,000 and 180,000 fighters would have sanctions dropped, and the Quds Force sanctions would only cover a mere 20,000 Iranian militants.

Republicans and some Democrats are furious about the proposal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) on Tuesday wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying he was “particularly worried” about removing the IRGC from the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list. “We should not reward Iran with sanctions relief,” he said, until the nation demonstrates willingness to curb its “nuclear ambitions” and “terrorism financing.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), the RSC’s leader and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told the Free Beacon that Democrats who supported the Biden administration’s deal with Iran are souring on the agreement due to the IRGC sanctions issue.

“Apparently, the Biden administration believes that people who murder Americans, chant ‘death to America,’ and threaten to assassinate former Trump officials on American soil somehow aren’t terrorists,” Banks said. “It’s insane, and vulnerable Democrats are starting to say it out loud. Even if Biden and the Ayatollah are successful, House Republicans will ensure that any sanctions relief is temporary.”

Rep. Greg Steube (R., Fla.) who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Free Beacon that Trump-era sanctions handicapped Iran’s ability to conduct terror strikes and fund jihadist proxy groups.

“President Trump’s maximum pressure strategy was working. The actions taken by the Trump administration starved the IRGC of resources, eventually leading many of their proxy militias to withdraw from Syria and Iraq and bankrupting the Iranian economy,” Steube said.