Now it's a fact double checked: Power in Iran is bi-tri-furcated.
First, in January, was the case with the Ukrainian airplane shot shortly after taking off from Tehran Airport of which the Ayatollahs knew nothing - Obviously, it is theoretically possible that the game was the old one of GoodSultan/BadVizier with the GoodSultan being the Ayatollahs the BadVizier being the National Guard; but somehow it didn't look so. Now, it’s the revelations of BBC's investigation that revealed how Mahan Air, linked to Iran National Guard, "fuelled the Middle East's coronavirus crisis by flying infected passengers into Lebanon and Iraq and continuing flights to China". *
Should the BBC expand its useful investigation, it will easily find out that the case with the maleficent spread of SARS Cov-2 by Iran in all the Gulf states is rather similar. For Shia Muslims there aren’t only in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; but there are also 30-40% in Kuwait, 15-20% in Saudi Arabia, 10% in Qatar**. Apparently big numbers of those were flying backwards and forwards for "tourism" to Iran ever since the beginning of the year. Hence, and thanks to Iran all Gulf countries had COVID19 outbreaks even earlier than early March. As well as of Yemen’s Houthis, most probably most of them have been COVID19 treated together with fight-trained by their Iranian National Guard aparatchik mentors.
Should the BBC expand even further it's investigation, it will easily discover that Iran has p*ssed in Russia's backyard - Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan etc - too.
I am not saying that the Russians didn't have their own ways to p*ss on their own shoes, but apart from that, the Iranians...well, they did the same but on the heelside.
From here two conclusions: Should we talk about responsibility in regards to the world spread of SARA Cov-2 and the Pandemic; Iran has to be at the top of the list of those to be held responsible. In addition to total destabilization, war and misery - Iran has now introduced biological SARS Cov-2 terror in the Middle East and Central Asia.
As the rift between the Ayatollahs and the aparatchics of the National Guard is deepening; based on the example of the aparatchiks of the state/secret security services in the ex-communist countries for one and the successful USdrone killing of the Iranian general early January for two; we can conclude that there are already at least two fractions in the bosom of Iran's National Guard. The division might be a result from the vast geographical spread - Iran’s chess-board - don’t forget where this game was invented - is too large now. And vast are the riches it extorts from all its vassal lands - Iraq, Syria, Lebanon to the North, Yemen to the South, and as much as possible from the Shia minorities in between.
Fortunately I have no idea what Iran is doing in Russia’s Central Asian backyard.
The three (? so far) heads of the Iranian Hydra are the best prerequisite for the heads to further multiply. Then they should start to intereat eachother. I reckon this process should be assisted. “How?” is the question.