Monday June 26, 2017

Iran's Paralyzed Economy and the IRGC's Role in Depleting It

Current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says there is a security force linked to the economy, but it’s unclear as to whom is he referring. It may be the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), who are deeply enmeshed in Iran’s economy.


Iran: IRGC's Smuggling Destroying Economy

An important feature of corruption in the Iranian regime is their approbation of the import of smuggled goods that adversely affects large percentages of Iran’s economy. 

The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC),  and other state-linked institutions, control many of Iran’s ports, bypassing customs, and transforming these economic centers to transits used to smuggle goods, according to an article published by the National Council of Resistance to Iran (NCRI). By taking control over the country’s most important economic routes, and establishing a major financial empire, the IRGC has now taken full control over large portions of Iran’s imports/exports.


UANI Warns That Investing in Iran Is a Risky and Dangerous Move

The organisation ‘United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’ has warned the businesses attending the Global Trade Review’s (GTR) Iran Trade Business Briefing that dealing with Iran is a grave cause for concern that carries many risks. 

UANI took out a full-page advertisement in the 26th April edition of The Telegraph detailing the risks involved.


Iran: The regime’s inability to deal with unemployment

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently said that the biggest problem the regime is faced with is unemployment. The IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) have now said that the country’s unemployment is a security threat therefore organisations have been established in different provinces to deal with it.

A member of the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), Yazdan Haj Hamzeh, a Political/Economic Analyst was interviewed in an article by the group. He said that an IRGC spokesman or PR officer, Sharifnami, confirmed on 30th October that the commander is planning to deal with the security threat of unemployment.


Unemployment extends to Iranian elite

The unemployment crisis in Iran has spread beyond the young, the illiterate and the poor to the educated and the elite.

On May 4, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported the story of Chavosh Azizi Koutanai, a 35-year-old inventor who came second in the 2011 International Competitions of Geneva Inventors that was held in Germany.


Who is Hassan Rouhani?


Iran: Stock Losers of Financial Firms Rally in Mashhad, 6 June 2017

Iran: Protest In Tehran, In front of Parliament against Credit Institutions, 6 June 2017