Tagged: Revolutionary Guard

Leaked Iranian intelligence report reveals fratricide and corruption

A leaked classified report by Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi reveals intense fratricide at the highest levels of the Islamic Republic, as well as staggering levels of official corruption. The report, made public by a reformist dissident news organization inside Iran, has received little publicity in the outside world. The reformist news group, GreenCorrespondents.com, provides a full context and commentary...

Crooked mullahs: Khamenei places his son in control of Iran’s oil

It’s a classic case of an isolated elite in a dying regime, fighting over the spoils of the nation’s wealth. Iran’s petrodollars are now under the direct personal control of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, his son, and his most trusted inner circle. The Khamenei family has taken control of every aspect of Iran’s oil and gas industry, keeping all contracts,...

Details on the bitter conflict between Khamenei and Ahmadinejad

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is afraid of many things, but what concerns him most right now is that his main rival, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, seems to be spoiling for a nasty, public fight. Like mafia gang wars, this fight promises to be brutal. It’s the type of fight in which the civilized world should be rooting for both sides –...

Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief: ‘we do not have any constraints or limitations’

The commander of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) says that his organization is not simply a military force but one that encompasses all of Iranian society, and that in protecting the regime, “we do not have any constraints or limitations.” General Mohammad Ali Jafari tells the semi-official FARS propaganda agency that the IRGC’s role is not limited to military affairs. In...

What’s wrong with this: Iranian Revolutionary Guard defends VOA against regime critic

For those who continue to doubt that a long-overdue personnel shakeup is due at the Voice of America’s Persian News Network (PNN), here’s a new development from inside Iran. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has come out and defended VOA/PNN against criticism from one of the regime’s leading opponents, student opposition leader Amir Abbas Fakhravar. Fakhravar escaped from Iran and has...