Motallebi Kashani

Inside Motallebi Kashani’s Macaroni Empire

How one industrialist teamed up with clerics and the paramilitary to amass wealth. Motallebi Kashani’s vast business network illuminates the ways in which members of Iran’s political right are beholden to religious and defense institutions.

IRGC

IRGC Amassing Power in Parliament

An airline executive with a long military record assumes an influential legislative post, expanding the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ political clout.