Iran is becoming a military dictatorship, Hillary Clinton declared today as the US prepared fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic that would specifically target the Revolutionary Guard.
“We see that the government in Iran, the Supreme Leader, the president, the parliament is being supplanted and that Iran is moving towards a military dictatorship,” the US Secretary of State told students in Qatar.
“The civilian leadership is either preoccupied with its internal domestic political situation or ceding ground to the Revolutionary Guard and that’s a deeply concerning development.” Clinton said
Analysts agreed, saying that the regime increasingly relied on the Guard’s military muscle to stay in power since last June’s hotly-disputed presidential election and in return had allowed it greatly to increase its economic and political power. Times online