Treasury Targets Billion Dollar Foundations Controlled by Iran’s Supreme Leader… The Execution of Khomeini’s Order ‘EIKO’, is the richest and highest revenue-generating enterprise controlled by Khamenei. The other is The Astan-e Qods-e Razavi Foundation.
"EIKO and AQR control large swaths of the Iranian economy, including assets expropriated from political dissidents and religious minorities, to the benefit of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and senior Iranian government officials." EIKO was also designated in 2013 under E.O. 13599.
EIKO, also known as SETAD, has been able to take possession of some of the most profitable and largest commercial and financial firms, thanks to the direct and daily backing of Khamenei himself. The most conservative estimate of SETAD wealth is $95 billion.
EIKO board members, handpicked by Khamenei, include mullah Hossein-Ali Nayyeri, a judge during the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners; Hossein Shariatmadari, an interrogator and torturer and now Khamenei’s rep & Mohammadi Golpayegani, Khamenei’s chief of staff.
Tadbir Economic Development Group, one of EIKO’s main holding companies, and its subsidiaries own dozens of enterprises in oil, gas, refineries, petrochemicals, electronics, telecommunications, construction, mining, auto industry, and financial sectors.
Barkat Foundation calls itself a charity organization, and operates as such on the surface. However, this is a front company hiding astronomical profits for EIKO. In addition, Barkat Ventures, serves as a pillar of EIKO’s investments into cyberspace & information technology.
ASTAN QUDS RAZAVI (AQR) is ostensibly a charity overseeing the operations of the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad, Iran. In reality, directly controlled by Khamenei, it has acquired vast economic holdings in construction, agriculture, energy, telecommunications & financial services.
AQR controls entities through Razavi Economic Organization. Recognized as the biggest economic holding in eastern Iran, AQR controls the production of 10% of sugar, 11% of decorative stones, 3.7% of coach buses, and 1/6 of bread production in the country
A significant portion of AQR annual income is spent for Qods Force operations and its proxies in the region including in Syria and Lebanon. Ebrahim Raisi, AQR head (2016-2019) and Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani collaborated to fund the regime's terror operations.

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Supreme Leader @khamenei_ir &his patronage network, Minister of Intelligence & his notorious ministry (MOIS) have been engaged in killing, massacre of Iranians & #terrorism abroad. Such designation & more are warranted, as Iranian people have been chanting “Death to Khamenei.”
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