Iran’s Malign Global Influence: Where Will it Spend its Wealth?

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Under the nuclear deal, Iran will quickly receive access to as much as $150 billion currently locked up abroad, as well as new international investment. The map below showcases some of the locations where Iran has already spread its influence and where it could choose to spend its newfound wealth.


  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • China
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Thailand


  • Gambia
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan


  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Turkey

The Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Gaza
  • Israel
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Yemen

North America

  • Mexico
  • The United States

South America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela