Second Series: How Iran Funds the Assad Regime
MG Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret)
In order to ensure the survival of the Assad regime, the Iranian government has been forced to commit significant monies. The expenditures are astonishing when analyzed. It estimated that over the past five years, Tehran has spent 15-20 billion dollars to support Assad.
Iran pays the salaries to foreign forces fighting in Syria including the IRGC forces, Iraqi mercenaries working with the Quds Force, Afghans, Hezbollah and others. Average amount paid to IRGC’s individual mercenaries dispatched to Syria is $1550 per month. Tehran pays the salaries of the Syrian National Defense militias numbering 50,000 to 70,000 of $100-200 per month for a total cost of $9,000,000 per month.
Tehran also pays families of its affiliates killed in Syria costing approximately $2,000,000 per month. The Iranian regime is financially supporting 250,000 people, about $1B over the course of a year.
Add on the costs of IRGC forces , weapons, logistics, etc!!!!!!! Quite
enormous. Guess where the $150 B is going in part????
Next release IRGC divides Syria into Military zones.