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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.
Amb. @nikkihaley was firm in reminding #Iran's regime how things have changed. Significantly.

I've known this regime for many years.
This is the only language they take seriously.
Amb. @NikkiHaley was always on target about #Iran's regime:

"Iran is the biggest issue we have right now"

Compare this to @BarackObama kneeling to the mullahs' demands...

Hat's off to Amb. @nikkihaley for voicing strong words about what was about to become an extremely deadly & disastrous campaign by #Iran, Russia & Assad against #Idlib in northwest #Syria.
The courage of Amb. @nikkihaley will always be remembered as truly commendable.

She is also a champion of supporting the people of #Iran.
With all due respect to Amb. @nikkihaley, and considering the extremely high expectations after her phenomenal tenure, in your opinion, who is fit to follow her footsteps and become the next U.S. Ambassador to the UN?
Another one of my favorite memories of the courageous Amb. @nikkihaley, a champion of #WalkAway & never fearing to voice the brutality of the #Iran-backed Assad regime in #Syria.

Wishing her the best & something tells me we she has a very bright future ahead of her.

Some names floating as possible replacements for Amb. Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the UN:

Amb. @RichardGrenell

Dina Habib Powell

Sen. @BobCorker

Sen. @KellyAyotte

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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.
Read 5 tweets
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."

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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