The IRGC want to be the real power-brokers in Iran

The National | Oct 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, who hold the real power in Iran, are sending dangerous messages to the world and their regional neighbours, the first of which is that dialogue with Tehran should go through them, not the president or foreign minister.
  • Mr Putin’s visit was a rare opportunity for Russia to identify how far it can make a positive breakthrough in Arab Gulf countries at all levels.
  • Mr Putin will hold talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next week to offer mediation.