January 12, 2018 | The Tower

Expert: Official Corruption in Wake of Nuclear Deal is Driving Iranian Protests

The recent protests against the Iranian regime have been fueled by the corruption of the government that has ruined Iran’s economy since the 2015 nuclear deal Lee Smith, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, wrote Wednesday in an analysis for Real Clear Investigations.

The IRGC and other regime insiders, according to Saeed Ghasseminejad, who specializes in Iran’s financial sector at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, have availed themselves of loans from Iran’s banks and failed to repay them, meaning there is less money available for ordinary Iran’s to obtain loans.

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