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The Assad regime in Syria benefited from Iran’s financial windfall as a result of the implementation of the JCPOA, which translated into a marked increase in Iranian defense spending and the funding of its foreign military campaigns.…
As result of the #IranDeal, $30 billion of Iranian assets were released, on top of $12.6 billion after the Geneva interim agreement, and the $400 million in cash the Obama administration paid to Iranian officials in exchange for the release of American hostages.
Iran’s military spending ballooned to $23B in 2017 representing 22% of government spending compared to 17% in 2014. Iran spends around $16B per year to maintain Assad & has extended a credit line of b/t $6.6B to $9B drawn on the state-run Export Development Bank of Iran.
“Without us, Bashar would not have survived,” Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared in Nov. 2017. Indeed, despite #Iran’s abysmal economic condition, it is devoting billions of dollars to maintain Assad’s rule.…

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