U.S. President Donald Trump in the UNSC on #Iran:
The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terrorism, proliferates missiles across the Middle East.
The Iran deal provided cashes to the Iranian regime to develop missiles, support terrorism & foment chaos.
U.S. President Donald Trump in the UNSC on #Iran:
Sanctions on Iran will be in full force come early November.
Full force.
Anyone failing to comply will face severe consequences.
All UN members should work with the U.S. to ensure Iran changes it's behavior.
U.S. President Donald Trump in the UNSC on #Iran:
Assad, supported by Iran & Russia, butchers the Syrian people.
Iran, along with Russia, has closed its eyes to the Assad regime's crimes in the use of chemical weapons.
Iran's regime supports Assad in killing the people of Syria.
French President Emmanuel Macron in the UN Security Council:
We must analyze & prevent #Iran's ballistic missiles program.
We seek to stop chemical weapons proliferation. The Assad regime used chemical weapons.
Our credibility relies on preventing the use of chemical weapons.
French President Macron in the #UNSC:
We're concerned of ballistic missiles provided to Lebanese Hezbollah.
The threat of these weapons & the threat of terrorism remains very much alive.
Action is needed to prevent the transfer of missiles to Lebanese Hezbollah & Yemen's Houthis.
Polish President Andrzej Duda in the UN Security Council:
The international community must punish the use of chemical weapons. We call on the UNSC to send a clear message regarding the NPT.
The development of WMDs signals the international community’s failure.
Mohsen Rezaie, former chief of #Iran's IRGC:
"The U.S. has informed India & China we will finish Iran... Don't sign new oil sanctions with Iran."
U.S. President Donald Trump at the UN Security Council drawing the line in the sand about #Iran.

#Iran's FM @JZarif trying to save face after receiving this beating at the UN Security Council:

"All US nuclear-related sanctions will be in full force by early November. They will be in full force. After that the US will pursue additional sanctions, tougher than ever before."

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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.
Amb. Nikki Haley saying she will be campaigning for President Trump in 2020.
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Oct 9, 2018

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.
"Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said in a report seen by Reuters."
"... domestic revenue generation by al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab 'is more geographically diversified and systematic' than that of Somalia’s federal government."
Read 11 tweets
Oct 9, 2018
October 9
Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Stores are closed as the merchants' strike continues on this second day.

Store-owners in 50 cities launched this protest movement on Monday in solidarity with the truckers' nationwide strike.
October 9
Karaj, #Iran
(West of Tehran)
Fardis sector
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
October 9
Qazvin, NW #Iran
Store-owners in this city are on strike again for this second consecutive day.
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Oct 8, 2018
Cities across #Iran are witnessing a general strike as stores are closing across the country.
This goes alongside the truckers' nationwide strike that has spread to over 310 cities now.
October 8
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say all gold market stores are closed.
October 8
Images of stores closed in the cities of Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan & Sanandaj.
Read 35 tweets
Oct 7, 2018
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."
Read 13 tweets
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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