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Let's talk about #FakeNews @CNN & @npwcnn succumbing to the low of becoming the mouthpiece of #Iran's regime & @JZarif.
CNN shows its hatred towards U.S. President Donald Trump by beginning its "interview" with Zarif with this line:

"The United States is addicted to applying sanctions on Iran..."

For me, this says it all about the actual intention of this entire piece.
CNN goes the distance to describe Zarif as the "key architect" of the flawed #IranDeal & using terms such "US-educated" & giving the "interview in fluent English..."
But of course, no where in the interview is there any mentioning of #IranProtests, human rights violations, foreign meddling & devastation, violations of international agreements, support for terrorism and ...
Here is #Iran's main concern:

"Zarif retained a clear belief during the hourlong interview in the foreign ministry that the nuclear deal could be revived regardless of the Trump administration denunciation of it."

This proves how correct Trump's firm policy is.
Zarif says U.S. sanctions "do not produce the political outcomes..."

Neither Zarif nor CNN will mention North Korea.
And they won't mention how #Iran's regime is facing growing regional & int'l isolation.

Here's my latest piece on this subject.
CNN refers to Zarif's tweet about the recently established "Iran Action Group" in the U.S. State Department.

This has #Iran's regime deeply worried.

Here's why.
Zarif mentions the 1953 coup in #Iran, but of course, neither he nor CNN will mention how the mullahs now ruling Iran actually welcomed that development.

I explain here:
Zarif wishes the #IranDeal be revived and/or the Europeans would persuade Trump to reverse course.

This again shows how Trump's policies are working.

Total of France, Siemens of Germany, Maersk of Denmark, ENI of Italy & many more have already departed #Iran.
Neither Zarif nor CNN will mention how Sec. Pompeo has placed 12 reasonable conditions before #Iran's regime.

Why? Because Tehran accepting those conditions would be the beginning of their end.

Here's a thread explaining Pompeo's position.
Zarif claims U.S. sanctions hurt people who want to buy food & medicine.

Of course, neither he nor CNN will mention the fact that #Iran's regime has been ruining this country for 40 years.
Over 50 million are living in poverty, according to #Iran's own state-run media...

Borrowing from a previous thread I wrote about @CNN being nothing but #FakeNews.

Why doesn't CNN mention how Iran spends billions in Syria?
Why doesn't @CNN mention the fact that #Iran spends hundreds of millions supporting the terrorist Lebanese Hezbollah?
Why doesn't @CNN mention the fact that #Iran spends hundreds of millions - if not billions - fueling the Houthis' destruction campagin in #Yemen?
This explains many issues vividly about #Iran's regime wasting billions abroad & the people suffering...
@JZarif & #FakeNews @CNN won't mention any of those.
CNN claims #Iran has "moderates and conservatives..."
But it won't mention how #IranProtests have been ridiculing this claim since the Dec/Jan uprising.
All in all, Zarif & CNN both know the days of this regime in #Iran are numbered.
That's why they succumb to such lows.

Yours to make.

Thank you for reading.

I welcome any & all constructive feedback.

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Oct 9, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador.

My gut tells me an even bigger story will develop.

Rest assured #Iran's regime is terrified about who Trump/Pompeo will appoint as their new envoy.
Amb. Nikki Haley spoke six months ago with President Donald Trump about the subject of resigning.
Will be staying at this post until the end of the year.
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Add this to the long list linking #Iran's regime with international terrorism.

This time, the al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militant group of Somalia.

More reason why a firm policy is needed against Tehran.
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"... domestic revenue generation by al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab 'is more geographically diversified and systematic' than that of Somalia’s federal government."
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Karaj, #Iran
(West of Tehran)
Fardis sector
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Reports indicate atmosphere in #Iran's parliament (the Majlis) is very tense as members review the anti-money laundering Financial Action Task Force (FATF) signing bill.
Sources say "hardliners" are voicing threats about the signing of this bill.

(File Photo)
"Regarding the FATF, should we commit suicide today by signing this bill because we're going to die in the future?" says Behrouz Nemati, a member of #Iran's Majlis (parliament).

Read more about Iran & the FATF here:
"Hardliners in Iran’s parliament have opposed passing legislation toward compliance with FATF standards, arguing it could hamper Iranian financial support for allies such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which the US has classified as a terrorist organization."
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Oct 6, 2018
Short Thread:

#Iran's #FakeNews machine at work:

"It did not say where Zahedifar was arrested. In a video carried by state broadcaster IRIB, a blindfolded man who identified himself as Zahedifar denied he had fled Iran."
Here's the video.

What a coincidence (!), all of this developing just "a week after Tehran sentenced three people to death in a drive against economic crimes."

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