Revolutionary Guards pulling strings in Iran

A new blog by a colleague who knows Iran inside out. Iran Dispatch is essential reading. Like this post that discusses where real power today lies in the Islamic Republic:

Iran’s opposition leader, Mehdi Karroubi says Iran Revolutionary Guards has been behind the election fraud and now controls the whole economy of the country.

In an exclusive interview with BBC News Karroubi claims the private sector has been forced to leave the market and a monopoly has been concentrated in the hands of the IRGC.

Karroubi says Ahmadinejad Government awards sole-source contracts to the Guards and sales state owned enterprises, such as the Telecommunication Company, without going through the tender procedures.

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