IRAN: The Rise of the Revolutionary Guards' Financial Empire: How the Supreme Leader and the IRGC Rob the People to Fund International Terror
by NCRI- U.S. Representative Office (Author)
This manuscript examines some vital factors and trends, including the overwhelming and accelerating influence (especially since 2005) of the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
This study shows how ownership of property in various spheres of the economy is gradually shifted from the population writ large towards a minority ruling elite comprised of the Supreme Leader’s office and the IRGC, using 14 powerhouses.
Over the past decade, what has been billed as “privatization,” is the means by which a significant portion of Iran's economic institutions have been handed off to the office of the Supreme Leader and the security, military and economic apparatus under his auspices.
The driving force behind all major economic developments have been the expansion of the sphere of influence of Khamenei's office and the IRGC over the country's economic resources, in order to intensify suppression, support terrorism, and advance the nuclear program.