Per a decree from Iran regime’s Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade, a commander from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), lacking any prior experience in economic management, has been named Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade in terms of commercial affairs.

Abbas Aliabadi, the Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade and a former IRGC commander, has appointed Mehdi Farahi to oversee commercial affairs within the ministry.

Farahi’s background reveals a sole focus on military endeavors within the IRGC, raising questions about his suitability for a role concerning commercial affairs.

The increasing presence of IRGC figures in key political and executive roles, particularly within vital sectors like industry, mining, trade, and the economy, underscores the organization’s substantial influence over Iran’s economic landscape.

Figures such as Ahmad Vahidi, Mohammad Ali Zolfigol, Esmaeil Khatib, Mohammad-Reza Gharaei Ashtiani, Bahram Eynollahi, and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, all with ties to the IRGC, now serve in Ebrahim Raisi’s cabinet.

The appointment of Saeed Mohammad, another IRGC commander, as secretary of the Supreme Council of Free Zones, along with Mohammad Mokhber, a former IRGC member, as first deputy to Raisi, further highlights the IRGC’s expanding role in government affairs.

These appointments carry significant implications for both domestic and foreign policies, underscoring the IRGC’s growing influence across multiple domains, which further supports the regime’s malign activities abroad and contributes to the escalation of repression and executions within the country.

Ahmad Vahidi, the former commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, is sought by international authorities for his alleged involvement in the AMIA bombing. His appointment to the Ministry of Interior drew condemnation from the Argentine government.

With Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, an IRGC member, serving as the speaker of Iran regime’s parliament, and the IRGC’s pervasive influence in economic and executive realms, the military institution appears to be steering the country’s economy.

Amidst Iran’s economic challenges, exacerbated by mismanagement and resources diverted to proxy conflicts, the appointment of new IRGC commanders to economic roles only adds to the uncertainty and hardships faced by the populace.

Source » irannewsupdate