#BREAKING
Al Jazeera reporting intense clashes between Iraqi protesters & security forces in Basra in an attack on the provincial building.
Two are reportedly killed & 11 injured.
#BREAKING
Reports indicate protesters in Basra, southern #Iraq, have taken control over the provincial building.
#BREAKING
Sep 4 - Basra, southern #Iraq
Shiite protesters demonstrating against corrupt #Iran-linked government officials have taken over downtown areas and government buildings.
They are demanding the border with Iran be closed.
#BREAKING
Sep 4 - Basra, southern #Iraq
The number of protesters killed & wounded by security forces are increasing.
Tensions is reported as very high in this city.
#BREAKING - #Iraq
Basra Operations commander Jamil Shemeri, close to #Iran's IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, was killed by Shiite protesters after many demonstrators have been killed in recent unrest.
#BREAKING - #Iraq
Abud Kazem al-Adhawi, a senior commander of Basra's #Iran-backed Hashd al-Sha'bi (aka Popular Mobilization Forces) & said to be close to IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, has reportedly been killed in recent protests & unrest.
#Iraq
Reports indicate the "Karam Ali" Brigade of the Iraqi Army, with all their weapons & equipment, joined Basra's protesters.

Hashd al-Shabi militia members & #Iran's IRGC Quds Force officers are fleeing to Iran's borders.

Attn:
@ThomasWictor
#Iran's Interior Minister is leading a delegation and heading to #Iraq.
yjc.ir/fa/news/665653…

Tehran sees its strategic interests at stake.

#Winning
Sept 5 - Basra, #Iraq
People holding ceremonies for protesters killed in yesterday's rally are seen here under intense crackdown by Iraqi security units.

The Iraqi people have continuously demonstrated against corruption & #Iran's malign influence in their country.
Sep 4 - Basra, #Iraq
Protesters set fir to a large poster of #Iran regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and current Supreme Leader Ali @khamenei_ir.

More sign of how the Iraqi nation is fed up with Tehran's meddling in their country.
As the #Iran-#Iraq border closes near the city of Basra (southern Iraq), Iran's currency, the rial, will plunge even further against the U.S. dollar.
Tehran carries out a significant portion of its money-laundering the Iraq border.
#Iraq
Protesters surround a base associated to the #Iran-backed Hashd al-Shabi (aka Popular Mobilization Forces). Reports indicate 3 IRGC members were inside.
Security forces resort to opening fire on the demonstrators.
Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
People in this city, in responce to the Shiites of Basra, have reportedly attacked their provincial office building.
Iraqi Shiites are also protesting corruption & #Iran's meddling in their country.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate the political office of the #Iran-linked Badr Organization (associated directly to the IRGC Quds Force) has been set ablaze by Iraqi protesters.
Iraqis had previously set a Badr military base on fire.
#BREAKING
#Iraq
Scenes of Iraqi protesters attacking bases of #Iran-linked Hashd al-Shabi units (aka Popular Mobilization Forces).
Iraqis are fed up with Tehran's meddling in their country.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - #Iraq
Reports indicate the office of the Shiite al-Hekma current has been set ablaze by Iraqis protesting corruption by Shiite political parties.

#Iran has long meddled in Iraq by supporting & funding the country's Shiite parties.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate protesters have attacked and set the al-Iraqiya state TV station office on fire.
#BREAKING
Basra, #Iraq
Basra Province government office burning in flames as Iraqis continue protesting corruption & #Iran's meddling in their country.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Iraqis setting fire to a military base of the "9th Badr" militias.
Protesters are furious of #Iran's meddling in their country by supporting corrupt Shiite political parties.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Protesters attack & set the palace of Basra Province Governor As'ad al-Eidan ablaze. Sources say he has fled the city.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
#Iran-linked Badr offices & bases set ablaze. Badr TV station also set ablaze in Basra Province.
Iran's IRGC heavily supports the Badr Organization & militias in Iraq.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Sources say protesters have taken over #Iran's consulate in this city.

(File Photo)
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
Sources say video shows protesters taking over #Iran's consulate in this city.
#BREAKING
Sep 6 - Basra, #Iraq
AFP video coverage of protesters taking control over government buildings.
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Protesters also set fire to offices associated to #Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-haq.
#BasraProtests

After meddling for years in Iraq, Tehran is witnessing its investments going down the drain.

#Winning
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Protesters have taken over offices & bases belonging to Shiite political parties linked to #Iran's regime.

This protester is holding a sign that reads:
"Office of First Deputy Governor - Basra Province"
#BasraProtests
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Image of #Iran's consulate set on fire.
#BasraProtests
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate three demonstrators have lost their lives.
#BasraProtests
almustaqbal.com/article/207694…
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate General Abdulvahab Saedi, commander of Iraq's Anti-Terror Force, has refused to follow orders from the Prime Ministry to dispatch forces & crackdown #BasraProtests.
His forces will not murder demonstrators, he says.
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Office of the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq has been set ablaze by Shiite protesters.
People have decided to eliminate the centers of corruption.
#BasraProtests
#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
All major governmental buildings set on fire by protesters, including the offices of Badr, Asai'b Ahl al-Haq, Nujaba'a, Dawa, State of Law, Hizbollah & other political party offices.
#BasraProtests
#Basra, #Iraq
Iraqi protesters setting Hizbollah militia base on fire.
#BasraProtests
#Basra, #Iraq
Iraqi protesters setting the #Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia base on fire.
#BasraProtests
Multiple mortars reportedly targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad’s green zone. Details have yet to be verified.

My take:
#Iran is retaliating after losing influence in the recent parliamentary vote & Iraqis rallying against #Iran-backed Shiite parties.
Sep 6, #Iraq - Important @Kredo0 report on mortar attack targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's green zone.

My take:
#Iran is warning all parties involved that it will not back down from its influence in Iraq easily.
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
Sep 6, #Iraq - Footage of the mortar attack targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's green zone.

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Oct 9, 2018
#BREAKING
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.
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1)
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.
#WalkAway
uk.reuters.com/article/somali…
2)
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3)
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#BREAKING
October 9
Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Stores are closed as the merchants' strike continues on this second day.
#IranStrikes

Store-owners in 50 cities launched this protest movement on Monday in solidarity with the truckers' nationwide strike.
#IranianTruckersOnStrike
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Fardis sector
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
#IranStrikes
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Qazvin, NW #Iran
Store-owners in this city are on strike again for this second consecutive day.
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This goes alongside the truckers' nationwide strike that has spread to over 310 cities now.
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Tehran, #Iran
Sources say all gold market stores are closed.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Images of stores closed in the cities of Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan & Sanandaj.
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#BreakingNews
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Sources say "hardliners" are voicing threats about the signing of this bill.

(File Photo)
2)
#BreakingNews
"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:
fatf-gafi.org/countries/#Iran
3)
"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."
reuters.com/article/us-ira…
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Short Thread:

1)
#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."
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ira…
2)
Here's the video.

#Iran
#FakeNews
3)
What a coincidence (!), all of this developing just "a week after Tehran sentenced three people to death in a drive against economic crimes."

#Iran
#FakeNews
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