By John Lee.
A report from Deutsche Welle suggests that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) controls revenues of around $140 billion per annum, equating to about a third of the Iranian economy.
With an estimated 120,000 troops, the IRGC, also known as the “Sepah Pasdaran“, is said to run a gigantic commercial enterprise, operating everything from eye clinics to transport infrastructure, oil and gas businesses, and mining.
“They choose which goods to allow into the country. And they aren’t questioned over how many of these goods end up in the black market – and how much they have pocketed from them”, the report finds.
(Source: Deutsche Welle)