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Iran's Military Crackdown: Concession or Show?

Jan 23, 2018 | 17:27 GMT
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is clearly supporting President Hassan Rouhani's sidelining of the military for economic and political reasons.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is clearly supporting President Hassan Rouhani's sidelining of the military for economic and political reasons.

(BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

As the United States threatens to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Iran is ordering its entire military -- made up of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the regular army, Artesh -- to divest any economic activity unrelated to its core mandate. The move is a significant...

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