Jan. 11, 2018
Iran Spends $16 Billion Annually to Support Terrorists and Rogue Regimes – David Adesnik (Foundation for Defense of Democracies)
Iran spends more than $16 billion per year supporting foreign “resistance” organizations and clients.
Supporting the Assad regime in Syria is estimated to cost $15 billion per year, including the costs of deploying thousands of Revolutionary Guards and 20,000 Shiite militiamen.
Bankrolling Iraqi security forces, including pro-Iranian militias, may have cost $1 billion per year.
Support for Lebanese Hizbullah is believed to be $800 million, while Iran spends a combined $100 million per year supporting Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza.
The writer is Director of Research at FDD.