The FDD – Foundation for Defense of Democracies – a Washington think tank, has published a 56-page report on the status of the IRGC’s involvement in Iran’s economy. Just click on the button on the webpage to download the pdf.
The report is titled How the Nuclear Deal Enriches Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and it gives a thorough and somewhat detailed treatment of the IRGC’s involvement in various sectors of the Iranian economy. As its introduction says,
This report demonstrates the Revolutionary Guard’s pervasive influence in the Iranian economy and provides an accounting of the IRGC’s nefarious activities.
Besides being a handy resource for detailing the economic power of the IRGC (as written about in DR, p. 180), it also confirms the IRGC’s candidacy as the second horn of the ram that grew up longer, later (per Dan. 8:3) where it also says in its introduction,
Established in 1979 to consolidate the Islamic revolution and fight its enemies, the IRGC has evolved over the years into a full-fledged conventional army, conducting and directing terrorist activity abroad. The Guard has also become a political power broker, an economic conglomerate, and an agency in charge of nuclear and ballistic-missile proliferation.
Categories: Signpost #2: Iran