#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
October 8
Mashhad, northeast #Iran
Video shows a growing number of stores closing down & joining the nationwide general strike.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closing in many of the country's major cities, including Sanandaj, Mashhad, Arak & Tabriz.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closing in many of the country's major cities, including Tabriz, Arak, Chabahar & Sanandah,
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closing in many of the country's major cities, including Baneh, Tabriz & Sanandaj.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Paveh & Zanjan
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Sanandaj, the capital city of Kurdistan Province in western Iran.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Isfahan's mobile market are reportedly closed.
Bozorgmehr Avenue
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Zahedan, southeast Iran - Hirmand sector
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Isfahan, Tehran, Sanandaj & Marivan as general strike expands across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Saqqez as general strike expands across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Saqqez, Kermanshah, Tehran & other cities across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Miandoab, Tabriz & other cities across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Stores closed in Miandoab & other cities across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
Iranshahr, southeast #Iran
Stores closed as general strike spreads across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
Bandar Torkaman, northern #Iran
More images of store owners closing down.
#IranProtests
October 8
Tehran, #Iran
10 am local time
Stores on South Karegar Street are closed.
#IranProtests
October 8
Rafsanjan, Kerman Province, south-central #Iran
11 am local time
Stores on Shohada Street are closed.
#IranProtests
October 8
Tehran, #Iran
Stores on Jomhouri Avenue also seen closed as general strike expands.
#IranProtests
October 8
Rasht, northern #Iran
Stores in the city bazaar are closed as owners are on strike.
31 cities have joined the protest movement.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Store owners in 36 cities have joined the nationwide general strike.
#IranProtests
October 8
Tehran, #Iran
Shahrak-e Parand
Unable to provide for the store-owners demands, authorities are resorting to such measures in an attempt to establish a climate of fear.
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
Store owners in 42 cities have joined the nationwide general strike.
#IranProtests
October 8
Qazvin, NW #Iran
Video shows stores on strike as the nationwide movement expands to more than 40 cities.
#IranProtests
October 8
Tehran, #Iran
Reports indicate authorities are resorting to force in an attempt to end the growing strike by store-owners across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
Zahedan, southeast #Iran
Store owners in the city bazaar are on strike, along with their colleagues in more than 40 cities across the country.
#IranProtests
October 8
Tabriz, northwest #Iran
Store owners are continuing their strike into the night despite measures taken by authorities seeking to force into reopening their shops.
#IranStrikes
#IranProtests
October 8
#Iran
This man is expressing his joy & gratitude to all the those individuals on strike.
This includes truck drivers & store-owners courageously continuing their protest movements.
#IranStrikes
#IranProtests
October 8
Sanandaj, western #Iran
Stores across the city are closed as owners continue their protest movement in support of thousands of truckers and their nationwide strike.
#IranianTruckersOnStrike
#IranStrikes
October 8
#Iran
Authorities in Sanandaj, Tabriz & other cities resorted to dispatching security units to both create a climate of fear & force protesting store-owners to end their strike.
#IranNationwideStrike
October 8
#Iran
All South Pars gas project employees went on strike today, protesting the company officials' theft & corrupt practices.
#IranianTruckersOnStrike
#IranStrikes
October 8
Tabriz, NW #Iran

Image shows the intense dispatching of security units as officials & authorities became increasingly concerned over today's nationwide bazaar strike in solidarity with #IranianTruckersOnStrike.

#IranStrikes
October 8
Tabriz, NW #Iran

Authorities dispatched a high number of security forces, fearing the nationwide bazaar merchants sweeping to 50 cities would evolve into a major national security threat.

#IranStrikes

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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
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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
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Qazvin, NW #Iran
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#BreakingNews
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Sources say "hardliners" are voicing threats about the signing of this bill.

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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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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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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.
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