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#Iran's regime announces launching of missile attack into #Syria, claiming to target "militants" behind the Sep 22 attacks in #Ahvaz.
Interesting how #Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is already reporting the attacks "killed and wounded" what it described as "militants."

Tehran is in desperate need to stage a show of force.

Therefore, it's propaganda machine will be bloating this.
#Iran missile attack into #Syria
Unconfirmed reports are citing this footage, claiming the attack was launched from Iran's western region of Kermanshah, "striking IS positions east of the Euphrates."

With U.S. forces stationed in that area, their reports will be needed.
Slogans written on missiles launched by #Iran's today, as reported by the regime's state-TV:

“Down with USA”
“Down with Israel”
“Down with the house of Saud," referring to Saudi Arabia's rulers.
Images of #Iran's IRGC launching missiles into #Syria east of the Euphrates River & claiming to target Al Bukamal near the Iraq-Syria border.

2 am local time - October 1

Around 10:30 pm GMT - Sep 30
#Iran missile attack targeting eastern #Syria

"According to Iran’s Fars news agency, the Guards fired Zolfaghar and Qiam missiles, with a range of 750 kilometers and 800 kilometers (465 and 500 miles) respectively."
Reports are indicating #Iran's IRGC launched 5 missiles targeting #Syria.
Sources are saying one landed near Kermanshah & another near Javanrud, both inside Iran.
Their targets, however, were nearly 2,000 kilometers west of Iran's borders...

Seeking confirmation.
Reports are indicating one of #Iran's IRGC missiles targeting #Syria landed in a village inside Kermanshah Province of western Iran.

Seeking confirmation.
Source says video shows aftermath of one of #Iran's IRGC missiles targeting #Syria landing in a village inside Kermanshah Province of western Iran.
Voice says #Iran's IRGC launched a total of six missiles from Kermanshah Province.
First a volley of four missiles, followed by another two.
One missile has reportedly landed near a cement factory.
Sources say only three missiles exited Iran's airspace.

Seeking confirmation.
#Iran's IRGC has reportedly used Zolfaqar & Qiam missiles in this attack.

- missilethreat.csis.org/missile/qiam-1/

- globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/iran…

- ncr-iran.org/en/news/terror…

- ncr-iran.org/en/news/nuclea…

(File Photos)
More footage of #Iran's IRGC launching missiles, claiming to target "militants" in eastern #Syria.

Voices in this video are heard arguing about one or more of the missiles "bursting."

Reports indicate 5 or 6 missiles were launched, of which 3 crash-landed inside Iran!
More Iranians posting footage of #Iran's IRGC launching missiles.

Video clearly shows one missile experiencing difficulties.

Voices are ridiculing the regime, saying the missiles will crash.

Reports indicate three of the five or six missiles crash-landed inside Iran!
New reports indicate #Iran's IRGC intended to attack targets located at a range of around 570 kilometers from the launch site.
In an attempt to whitewash their humiliating missile attack disaster, #Iran's IRGC is claiming an earthquake shaking the Tazeh Abad region of Kermanshah Province in western Iran.

Three missiles have reportedly crashed inside Iranian territory.
#Iran's IRGC used six missiles, including Qiam, in today's early morning attack.

Cost: Up to $3 million each/$18 million in total

This money could have saved at least 1,000 Iranian families from poverty.

80% of Iran's population lives in poverty.
In a desperate attempt to save face, #Iran's regime knows it is playing with fire.

Apparently two or three missiles actually reached eastern #Syria.
“Based on the information we have received, around 40 top leaders of Daesh were killed in this attack,”

#Iran resorting to such ridiculous remarks proves again how desperate they are to save face at a time of escalating domestic & foreign crises.
#Iran's #FakeNews machine at work:

@sputnik_ir - Oct 1, 2018
"70-year old woman proud of having a beard"

Iran's state-run Aftab News - Oct 2, 2018
"Senior Daesh (IS) commander killed in IRGC missile attack"

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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."
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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.
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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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