Monday, 13 March 2017
In an interview with the Iranian Resistance Satellite TV channel on the press conference held by the National Council of Resistance’s representative office in Washington to introduce the newly published book ‘The Rise of Revolutionary Guards’ Financial Empire’, former Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, ‘Ambassador Adam Ereli’ said: “the book shows that 50 percent of Iran’s GDP is in the hands of regime’s leader and the organizations under his control, primarily the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which uses the government assets for financing of terrorism abroad and repression at home.”
Former Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, added that “the importance of this book might be stated in three points, with the first one being that the book documents the details and the degree by which the economy is being controlled by regime’s organizations, according to which 50 percent of the GDP is in the hands of regime’s supreme leader and the bodies under his control, primarily the Revolutionary Guards.
The second point which has been discussed, is the relation between controlling the economy by these groups and using state-owned assets for financing of terrorism abroad and repression at home. Controlling levers of economic power is a necessity for the regime in order to maintain its political power. And that’s why the third important point (of the book) is raised, showing that who the regime’s organizations or their so-called NGOs really are, and what structure or influence they really have, as that’s the way the relation between economy and the power is formed.”
“A house can hardly survive on rotten foundations”, he added, “the book shows us how corrupt the Iranian regime’s economic structure really is, like a wood that is rotten by water, so that it won’t be able to maintain the Mullahs or their power.”
In response to the question ‘why the Iranian regime’s corrupt structure won’t be able to hold the regime?’ Adam Early said that “Why? Because their economy is strictly controlled by state banks that are financing their state-run organizations. You can’t create jobs this way, or resolve issues like inflation, recession and reduced per capita income, for that matter.
The Iranian regime is afflicted with an incurable disease, namely the regime’s control over the economy. The book also shows that quite contrary to what’s being seen from the outside, regime’s basic structures are weak and unstable, being too vulnerable to unrests.