Firms linked to Revolutionary Guards to win sanctions relief under Iran deal

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON – Dozens of companies tied to Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, a military force commanding a powerful industrial empire with huge political influence, will win sanctions relief under a nuclear deal agreed with world powers. Such is

the clout of companies with ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), which sees itself as the defender of Iran’s Islamic revolutionary ideals and bulwark against US influence, that their release from financial curbs could of itself help ease return of swathes of the economy to the mainstream of world trade. The process is complex and will unfold in stages, with some firms obliged to wait eight years for sanctions relief and others who can expect no concession even then from Washington, a reflection of concerns over activities beyond Iran’s borders.



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