Iran’s President Rouhani presented his budget to the Iranian parliament 3 days ago.
One of the very interesting facts from his latest budget is that he has cut the IRGC budget by as much as 20% (from $6.1 billion this year to $4.9 billion next year).
Even after this cut, the budget of the IRGC which has approximately 125000 active personnel will be twice that of Iran’s armed forces (Artesh) which has approximately 500,000 personnel on active duty. Next year the budget has allocated $2.03 billion for the Artesh, a rise of 9% from this year.
In my latest interview (from 2 days ago) for I24 News I discuss President Rouhani’s latest budget in more details.