#BreakingNews
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)
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…
4)
"The Guardian Council, which vets legislation passed by parliament for compliance with the constitution, objected to four items in the anti-money laundering amendments and returned the measure to parliament,..."
reuters.com/article/us-ira…
#BreakingNews
5)
#Iran's Majlis (parliament) has voted to approve the CFT (countering the financing of terrorism) measures included in the FATF bill.
fatf-gafi.org/fr/publication…)

mashreghnews.ir/news/899930/%D…

Now we have to see if the Guardian Council & @khamenei_ir himself agree...
6)
"The measures, which allow Iran to join a convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT), still have to be approved by a clerical body before they become law."
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ira…
7)
Video showing today's tensions in #Iran's Majlis (parliament) as members vote on FATF measures, including countering the financing of terrorism (CFT).
8)
A rally of #Iran's so-called "principalists" opposing today's approval by the Majlis (parliament) regarding the FATF convention on "countering the financing of terrorism (CFT)."

Adopting this bill will "hamper Iranian financial support for allies such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah."
9)
On June 20th, #Iran's Khamenei ordered the Majlis (parliament) to vote against the FATF conventions & adopt their own bill.

This new turn of events shows the regime is feeling the heat of domestic protests & global isolation.

#SanctionsAreWorking
10)
Despite specifically opposing FATF conventions in June, @khamenei_ir sent this letter to the Majlis (parliament) today ordering them to adopt the measures .

#SanctionsAreWorking
11)
Source cites @JZarif saying:
Neither me, nor the president, cannot guarantee the FATF CFT (see link) signing will resolve our problems. But we do guarantee if we don't sign, the U.S. will cause even more problems for us.
fatf-gafi.org/fr/publication…)

#SanctionsAreWorking
12)
Let us all remember this day that #Iran's parliament voted to approve a bill against financing terrorism.

First, we'll have to see if the regime comes up with a new pretext to go back on this decision.

Second, the world should punish the mullahs for even one violation.
13)
For the record, this is the video showing @JZarif saying what I explained in tweet #11 of this thread:
Abiding by FATF conventions will only prevent the U.S. from imposing pressures in case #Iran had not signed the FATF CFT standards.

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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.
axios.com/donald-trump-n…
#BREAKING
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.
#BREAKING
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Read 11 tweets
Oct 9, 2018
THREAD

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)
"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."
3)
"... 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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#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
October 9
Karaj, #Iran
(West of Tehran)
Fardis sector
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
#IranStrikes
October 9
Qazvin, NW #Iran
Store-owners in this city are on strike again for this second consecutive day.
#IranStrikes
Read 5 tweets
Oct 8, 2018
#BreakingNews
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.
#IranProtests
#IranianTruckersOnStrike
October 8
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.
#IranProtests
Read 35 tweets
Oct 6, 2018
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
Read 6 tweets
Oct 6, 2018
Villages near Nowshahr in northern #Iran are witnessing floods.
Locals say authorities have failed to take any measures to provide aid.
Vast destruction reported in Mazandaran Province, northern #Iran

The ruling regime has destroyed the country's infrastructure, resulting in enormous difficulties for the people after storms.
Ramsar, northern #Iran
Safarood Road destroyed due to rains.
Locals say authorities have failed to dispatch any units to provide desperately needed emergency aid to the flood-stricken towns & villages.
Read 17 tweets

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