June 14th, 2013
10:54 PM ET

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.  are the keepers of Iran's Islamic system and the most powerful organization in the Iranian economy.

Born out of the 1979 revolution, the Guard is used to maintain order, crack down on internal dissent and stop any potential uprisings.

They have a hand in almost every aspect of Iranian society including politics, business and the military.

What makes them so powerful?

Outfront tonight, Ali-Reza Nader is a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

Filed under: International • Iran
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I think George Orwell wrote about this in Animal Farm. Napoleon, right?

    June 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Reply

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