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  • n. Plural form of bonyad.


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  • The Imam Reza Shrine is part of a cluster of bonyads, nominally charitable foundations with huge holdings….

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • This status gives bonyads an independent authority outside Iran's formal state bureaucracy and checks the power of elected officials….

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The IRGC operate in part through Iran's bonyads, ostensibly charitable foundations that operate as huge holding companies.

    The Guardian World News

  • Tehran has arguably benefited from a "whole-of-government" approach in which government-owned industries and IRGC-influenced religious foundations (bonyads) are used as tools of statecraft.

    The Guardian World News

  • Today, Iran possesses a good manufacturing industry, despite bonyads have often been managed badly, making them ineffective and uncompetitive with years.

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