JCPOA, Khamenei’s golden egg!

[A report about Ghadir Investment Company which is controlled by Khamenei. After implementation of JCPOA, this company has signed a big contract with a Russian company and Turkish company.]

The narrator says: Companies under the control of Khamenei with astronomical contracts are the real winner of the nuclear deal [JCPOA]. Ghadir Investment Company managed to sign an investment agreement with Russian Zarubezhneft Company and Turkish Unit International. According to Shana, Iranian Oil Ministry’s news agency, in this agreement, which was signed on Monday in Moscow, 3 abovementioned companies will invest in joint oil and gas projects inside and outside Iran. Shana added that all three companies will have equal shares, but Ghadir company will lead the formed consortium. Shana considered this news remarkable as, according to this news agency, this is the first time that an Iranian company has managed to sign a tri-partite participation and investment agreement with two foreign companies. It is said that Ghadir Investment Company is under the control of Ayatollah Khamenei.

The narrator continues: The news of Ghadir signing an investment agreement with a Russian corporation and a Turkish company shows that institutions controlled by Iran’s leader are benefitting from the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Ghadir Investment Company was established in 1991 by Bank Saderat Iran. In 1995, this company became an LLP company, and its shares were presented in Tehran Stock Market. Several years later, Social Security Organization of Armed Forces bought the major part of Ghadir’s shares and took charge of its control.

The narrator adds: Currently, Ghadir, with ownership of 7 holding companies and 140 related companies, is one of the biggest investment companies in Iran, and is active in many economic sectors including oil and gas, petrochemicals, construction, and mining. There is no doubt a really private company in Iran cannot obtain permits for activities in big oil and gas projects. And only companies under control of institutions and government people are capable of that. In 2013, U.S. Department of Treasury announced that Ghadir Company is one of the companies affiliated with Executive Headquarters of Imam [Khomeini’s] Decree.

The narrator concludes: According to Reuters, the assets of this headquarters, which was called a financial empire in 2013, are worth $95 billion. Ghadir Investment Company with $2 billion is reportedly one of the biggest 10 Iranian companies which control one-third of Tehran Stock Market. Ali Khamenei has taken any opportunity to criticize JCPOA, but it seems that the companies under his control including Ghadir are taking advantage of the results of the nuclear deal.