Iran's elite Guards to gain regional, economic power in post-sanctions era




 
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January 19th, 2016  
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Topic: Iran's elite Guards to gain regional, economic power in post-sanctions era


By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they've been lifted. Iran's clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing dissent at home and helping Tehran's allies abroad - notably Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Now the country is expecting an economic boom in the post-sanctions era and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), will be a beneficiary.




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