Excerpt from CBS article, “How Iran is skirting sanctions, and where U.S. officials are following the money”

“The supreme leader — Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — has the ultimate say on everything in Iran, including the government, the economy, the military and the country’s nuclear program. He’s also been immune to the sanctions that have crippled the country, thanks to a hidden economy that’s flourished under his rule.

According to the U.S. Treasury, Khamenei funneled billions of dollars through a holding company known as Setad; a network of 37 businesses that include construction companies, oil companies, banks and insurance firms. The profits are hidden throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East and controlled by the Ayatollah. The U.S. argues that some of the proceeds fund terrorism and the country’s nuclear advances.”

Leave it to Khamenei to squirm his way out of every situation for his own benefit! The people are suffering due to the sanctions, but Khamenei is still finding a way to pay his terrorist kronies!