Lebanon used to be the Paris of the middle east, an oasis for free markets, good investments and relative stability. The leftovers of French influence accompanied by Maroon Christian presence allowed the survival in a not so safe environment.
Iraq’s tourism sector is a key source of revenue and domain of influence for Iran. Iranian actors’ deep involvement in this industry is not limited to its well-known historic ties to religious tourism and visitation of Iraq’s Shi’i sacred sites.
Iranian companies, engineers, and builders flourish as Iraq is in a seemingly perpetual state of reconstruction that requires heavy industry and related services. Iraqi oligarchs, banks, and companies with documented records of abetting Hezbollah and the IRGC carry on unimpeded.
The State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO), Iraq’s national company charged with the exclusive authority to supervise the trade, sale, and export of the country’s oil is central to Iran’s exploitation of the Iraqi economy
Through powerful Iraqi Shi’a militias, political allies, and a web of business networks, Iran has long utilized the Iraqi banking sector as a main artery for its economic activity in Iraq.
The Iranian people are modern day slaves to the Islamic revolutionary system, suffering dearly so that the leadership and the rich and wealthy can enjoy these dire times in their mansions. No country is more stricken by COVID-19 than Iran.
Iran is enriching Uranium to a higher level, keeps developing centrifuges for high enrichment and stockpiling enriched uranium to shorten the time period needed to produce weapon grade uranium, all of these only because the US left the JCPOA and allegedly without really wanting to produce an atom bomb.
The idea of INSTEX was initially meant to provide a legal basis for sanction circumventing trade of non-sanctioned goods. In general, there is and was no need for INSTEX, had it not been for the vague hope that eventually INSTEX may be used for oil deals with Iran.
Mohsein Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi has dedicated his life to his beloved Iran. He was recruited very early to the IRGC, made his career as an Engineer and as a great manager.
The German Major league of conglomerates is well represented in Iran and it stands to reason, that they are the ones to call the shots. No wonder that the Wirtschaftswunder, led by companies like Siemens, Krupp and BASF, will want to
In the wake of increasingly debilitating sanctions, Iran takes advantage of the fact that its steel industry is not under sanctions and floods the African and Asian markets with cheap construction materials.