The IRGC’s Struggle for the Advancement of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Following the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and especially in the last two decades, given the successes of Iran in domestic and foreign fields, a concerted effort by Western countries and the US to impede the success of the Islamic Republic began. As their initial plans to overthrow the regime failed, Westerners embarked on a sanctions policy to weaken Iran’s standing and authority. Most of the sanctions were also defined in the economic sphere, while failing to implement national plans and disrupting trade relations between Iran and other countries, providing grounds for social discontent in Iranian society.

On the other hand, it is one of the ways of gaining national economic authority. Once a country can claim political independence, it is highly capable in various economic fields. In the last few years to counter this cruel confrontation, the Islamic Republic of Iran has come up with a new term, the Resistance Economy. The supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, in 2009, met with entrepreneurs for the first time, using the word as a factor in countering the economic pressure of enemies and determining the growth and prosperity of the country.

It was clear that attention to such an aspect of knowledge, labor and production was completely in opposition to the dependent economy, and that the existing economic structures had to be changed and localized to realize it. Also, if implemented, this approach will limit the use of proceeds from the sale of petroleum products. This will not be possible unless the authorities and the public come to a common belief, and with the participation of the public and rational management practices, and with the intention of managing the existing economic inefficiencies.

Paying attention to the early manufacturing industries was one of the IRGC’s actions in this area. Given that small industries play an important role in creating employment at the community level and are recognized as the engine of productive production and economic development, the IRGC considers the support of this type of economic activity to realize a resilient economy and to support national production. Supported.

Given the importance of the role of small industries in economic development, it can be considered as the engine of production and economic development, and mobilization in the form of mobilization of labor and mobilization of workers has been able to assist in accomplishing this important task of these small companies. Most of the development work is in support of national production and in line with policies promulgated by the supreme leader in the resilient economy of small-scale development. Small industries in Iran are important in that they are profitable early and require less capital, and more importantly, they are more flexible than larger corporations in the face of changing business environments.

One of the things that has been the focus of the small industry’s focus on promoting the economy and domestic production is the employment of these small industrial companies that, with the least skill and ability, can play a significant role in the country’s economy. To play. The dynamics of the economy, the creation of employment opportunities and the avoidance of problems caused by the lack of work, skills and capital for society are among the issues that can be achieved in a resilient economy.

The IRGC is an institution that is attached to the body of the people and therefore considers public participation and the exploitation of all national capacities as one of the key factors in the realization of a resisting economy. Thus, the IRGC can provide an important part of the requirements of this participatory and participatory people’s economy with this approach, while it will not narrow down elsewhere.

Another move has been to provide loans and enter the production arena, assist producers and work with entrepreneurs. Of course, such a move was not in any way caused by a sense of monetization, and it essentially did not generate any revenue. Also, attention to the promotion of small and conversion industries, deprivation and jihadist camps were some of the sectors that the IRGC has been active in achieving in the resistance economy. The IRGC has played a key role in the realization of the key to a resilient economy and support for national production. This revolutionary institution has been able to play an important role in advancing the Supreme Leader’s guidance by making a good impact among all sections of society, in cultural, socio-economic debate, and so on.

The IRGC believes that if the local capacities of each region are used well, the country’s economic foundation will be organized in such a way that global economic crises will not be affected. Also, if the economy of the country relies on indigenous knowledge, domestic investment and domestic production, the sanctions will have no effect on our country.

In the current situation, the Corps, along with its experiences and skills derived from practical participation, has the necessary scientific backing, and on the other hand, the revolutionary impulses of the institution have added to its effectiveness. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deems the existing national capacities sufficient if they are used properly to realize and implement a resilient economy and believes that unfortunately some marginal and factional views have prevented the country from deploying all these capacities. . The performance of the IRGC has so far shown that it has put the interests of the system and national interests and the extra-national perspective at the forefront of its attention and that it has always been ready to cooperate and support all governments as the chief executive and broker in the field. Implementation and action for efficiency and responsiveness to the livelihood needs of the community. Therefore, it seems necessary for the government to utilize the capabilities and successful experience of the mobilization and the Corps as well as the high capacity and strengthening of the grassroots in different areas of resistance economics, keeping in mind that the Corps’ economic capabilities, not a rival to the government or The private sector, which is assisting the country in areas that do not have the capacity to do projects internally.

Sajad Abedi
Sajad Abedi
National Security and Defense Think Tank