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The Financial Empire of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards

The purpose of the review is to reveal, even slightly, what is behind the delusional funding that Iran is willing to spend on terrorism.

review Sources – Iranian opposition sites.

This cross-sectional review will reveal companies, owners, web address, physical addresses, phones and more details about the financial empire.

The IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) is the main force of the regime, which acts to suppress people within Iran and also exports chaos and terrorism abroad. But the question is how is this entity funded? In this article we intend to show how the largest terrorist organization in the world is funded. From “The Rise of the Financial Empire of the Revolutionary Guards,” a book published by the National Council of Iran’s Resistance (NCRI).

14 power centers supervised by the IRGC and Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader. These 14 power centers monitor the looting of the Iranian economy and fund the activities of the IRGC and its subsidiaries, such as Quds Force and the Basij militia.

According to opposition sources, Iran has a vast network of ties and power that are directly controlled by the supreme leader and indicates a sophisticated monopoly of the Iranian economy. To do business with Iran is to do business with Khamenei and the IRGC. At the same time, the significant revenues from this monopoly enable and finance mainly the terrorism that is spread all over the world and originates in Iran as well as its financing by Iran.

Meanwhile, the facts and figures presented in the book “The Rise of the Financial Empire of the Revolutionary Guards” written by Iranian opposition figures show that the regime is economically and strategically unstable due to the attitude of the population towards the supreme leader, and to keep pace with the growing demands of the population. The Economist website states, “The workforce of the Islamic Republic is expected to grow by 2.5% annually in the five years to 2020, equivalent to about 3 million new job seekers. The most difficult problem is among young people and women, whose unemployment rate is 25.2% and 19.7%. “These data are obtained, among other things, from official and very conservative estimates.

The real picture is much “worse”. Tehran has failed to cut unemployment and raise new jobs despite removing most of the sanctions in 2015.

At the same time, the possibilities for expansion policy are limited, which means that Tehran faces great constraints to revive the economy after a recession; Falling oil prices have dramatically reduced budget commitments and the ability to pay for infrastructure needs. The regime’s future security uncertainty has increased as a result of lower currency inflation.

The rate of inflation got out of control despite some slight efforts to stop the trend. Both the unemployment rate and the inflation rate are persistent and persist at a degrading rate.

The poor economic situation is the problematic source in the long run due to the fact that it lasts a lot of time. And to social dissatisfaction, hence the main source of instability within Iran. Unemployed young people and women, people with academic degrees, engineers, and other citizens are looking for minimal sources of livelihood. This has created a sensitive situation for the regime as protests are mounting and they could lead to a massive upheaval, similar cases seen during the Arab Spring uprising in the wider area, two major uprisings in 2018 and 2019 are evidence of this fact.

Now, Western companies engaged in or willing to engage in economic business with Iran present their activities as “private sector” deals. This is a baseless false claim. According to the data provided, behind the official banks and companies lies a network of institutions controlled by Khamenei, and especially the IRGC.

For example, in September 2015, the French hotel company Accor signed a contract with the Iranian company Aria Ziggurat to manage two 4- and 5-star hotel chains of Ibis and Novotel. After review, Arie Zigorat is 100 percent owned by the tourism investment company called SEMGA. When this is one of the investment bodies owned by the IRGC. This monopoly that almost every Iranian company belongs to the regime, causes the flow of funds directly to Kafet Khamenei and to finance terrorism around the world. As for the people, they understand that they will not see this money in any way, not by rehabilitating the damaged infrastructure in the country, neither in the economy nor in the social situation.

From an economic point of view Iran has accelerated the waste of its economic resources, leading to a greater recession, more unemployment and widespread poverty among the population. These events of waste occurred by depriving the company of ownership by force and transferring by force and money to the regime. As noted in articles relating to the regime’s constitution, any kind of coexistence, peace or involvement between Iranian rulers and Iranian society in general, is eroded. And all that is left is a constant tension between the two sides. Moreover, the monopoly itself causes the regime’s conduct in everything known to the economy to create enormous obstacles to real economic growth and development in Iran. In other words, Khamenei amassed his wealth by robbing the Iranian people while violating their rights. In doing so the regime eliminated the backing and social support instruments and necessary for the stability and legitimacy of the government. This has made Tehran more vulnerable than ever. As social demands increase in breadth and depth, the regime’s ability to meet these demands seems increasingly limited. This is a recipe for a great social transformation, which is certainly appropriate for the theocratic rulers of Tehran.

As mentioned, the IRGC robs the Iranian people of their wealth to finance terrorism. The latest trial against Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi and his three accomplices in Belgium arrested for attempted blast at an Iranian opposition rally (sentenced to 20 years in Belgium). Is an example of how the regime uses the money of the Iranian people for the pursuit of terrorism around the world.

Also, while the Iranian people are falling to the brink of poverty, Reuters reported that the IRGC intends to spend $ 600 million in Iraq to expand the shrine of Imam Hussein, the third Shiite imam.

“Hassan Pelarak, a senior officer in the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, was recently charged by the United States with smuggling weapons. He examined a construction project led by a company he owned along with other Revolutionary Guards, a foundation affiliated with Iran’s supreme leader. This fund, too, is subject to U.S. sanctions, Reuters said.

Finally, in order to stop the regime’s terrorism, it is imperative to destroy its financial resources to finance terrorism.

The facts under “The Rise of the Financial Empire of the Revolutionary Guards” underscore the need to pursue a firm policy with respect to this terrorist regime.

The international community must maintain and increase sanctions on the regime and recognize the IRGC as a terrorist entity. It is time for the global community to be held accountable for the regime.

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For the full article (Hebrew, website): Press Here

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By Ilan, October 2, 2021, published on NZIV

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