Iran Focus 

London, 15 May - The Iranian Resistance has unveiled new evidence that the Iranian Regime has been stealing from its own people in order to fill its war chest and bankroll the terrorist group Hezbollah.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is to release a book, entitled: “Iran: The Rise of the Revolutionary Guards’ Financial Empire”, which will detail how the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and his elite military unit, the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), are robbing Iranians in order to export terrorism.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI’s Washington office, said:

“Back in 2005, the supreme leader basically brought this nice-looking plan called privatisation, turning everything to the private sector. [But it was not privatisation,] in fact, that was really a restructuring of the Iranian economy to give the ownership of a wide range of industries and institutions to those either associated directly with the supreme leader or with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.”

He continued: “The government, based on the constitution, has the right to seize and confiscate property if that property is obtained through what they call illegitimate means. ‘Illegitimate means’ is something they can define any way they want to.”

In essence, this means that just 14 people are in control of hundreds of billions of dollars from mining companies, railroads, farming, power plants and so many more companies.

But where is the money going?

According to Jafarzadeh, all of the money is being redirected to the military and the nuclear programme.

He said: “Anywhere from 30-35 percent of the budget is allocated to what they call defense-related issues. On top of all of that, the money they make from running the economy is directly funnelled to these programs, including the nuclear weapons program.”

He also notes that the “charitable” foundations which are set up to provide food to the poor, are actually diverting their funds to the terrorist group Hezbollah. He believes that the Iranian Regime is doing this in order to secretly make themselves strong enough militarily to take on the United Nations.

In order to help stop Iran in their tracks, he argues that Western Governments should blacklist the IRGC and reinstate non-nuclear sanctions against Iran. By cutting off their funding, you would cut off their power and that could lead to great change.

He said: “Over the past year, we had over 6,000 anti-government demonstrations and protest acts, a lot of them economically driven, to begin with, but they quickly turned into political slogans by the people who hold the rulers as big thieves who are plundering their resources. If people thought that things were volatile in 2009, it’s even more volatile now, and there are certainly great prospects for change.”

The NCRI has a long history of revealing the covert operations of the Iranian Regime to the West. Back in 2002, they revealed that Iran had launched a nuclear weapons programme and so far in 2017, they have revealed that the Regime has set up 14 terror training camps across Iran and that Iran has secretly restarted their nuclear programme (in direct violation of the 2015 nuclear deal) in a secret location. This reveal came just days after the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, reported to Congress that Iran was mostly compliant with the nuclear deal.

 

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