Iran influence chart: Key players in politics and society

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Issue 1188
18 June 2024

Revised June 2024, this graphic illustrates the connections and relationships across key areas of Iranian politics and business.

Centred around Rahbar (Supreme Leader) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the chart shows the extent to which officials with an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC or Pasdaran) background occupy key positions across the Islamic Republic.

The chart covers politics, judicial appointments, key security institutions and personnel, clerics and religious bodies and bonyads (wealthy economic foundations).

Names of key individuals link through to Key Player profiles, with supporting articles from the extensive GSN archive.

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