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Activists reporting graffiti depicting poverty on brink of #Iran‌'s calendar new year using a Farsi hashtag translated to "suffering"...
"We don't have money. Do you? #Ranj"
"Do you have money to buy new clothes? #Ranj"
More reason for #IranProtests for #RegimeChange.
This poor man says:
“We’ve been selling oil for 150 yrs & this is our fridge”
Ridicules the regime’s slogans of “Death to America” & “Death to Israel.”
Ironically says “Death to the poor,” “Death to the workers,” “Hats off to the oppressor.”
More reason for #IranProtest.
March 13 - Kerman, central #Iran‌
This man is seen eating weeds...
Millions of people are living in utter poverty in a country sitting on oceans of oil & gas. The mullahs' regime is sending billions abroad to #Syria, #Yemen, #Lebanon, #Iraq & ...
More reason for #IranProtests.
This father & his young daughter... all they have is summarized in this wheelbarrow & the trash he gathers to sell...
He's bought her a small fish as the Iranian calendar new year arrives...
Just listen to the joy in her innocent voice...
#Iran‌ #IranProtests #RegimeChange
Mashhad, #Iran‌
Activist posts video of an old man searching the trash for something to sell or even eat as poverty runs rampant in this oil-rich country.
The mullahs, however, are sending billions of dollars to #Syria, #Lebanon, #Yemen, #Iraq & ...
More reason for #IranProtests.
Khorramshahr, SW #Iran‌
This is the shower & kitchen of a "home" for a family of 8. The roof is a poster depicting Rouhani's image.
This is the poverty that millions of Iranians are living in.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Mashhad, #Iran‌
Activist reports a woman & her three children live in this "home."
She separated from her drug-addicted husband.
She says they eat onions at night...
This is the mullahs' rule, as the regime spends billions abroad.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
March 15 - Tehran, #Iran‌
Municipality agents broke this boy's scale.
He used it to make money & help his family.
Photographer says he's crying.
In Iran there are no jobs.
The mullahs & the rich elite grow richer, while the poor majority grow poorer.
More reason for #IranProtests
When did you last purchase new clothes for #Nowruz(#Iran‌ new year)?
Boy: Don't remember
2 people: Just recently
Young man: 3 yrs ago
Girl: Never. Didn't have money
Young man searching the trash: 10-15 yrs ago, I hope no young person ends up like me.
More reason for #IranProtests
This is #Iran‌ under the mullahs' regime...
Tehran - Outside the Danish Embassy
This paper placed on a road sign reads:
"Kidney for sale" along with a phone number
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
#Poverty in #Iran‌
This poor little girl in the metro is selling things to most likely help her family make ends meet.
She's too ashamed to be filmed, saying people will see her on social media.
Mullahs' plundering policies are depriving her & millions of others of a childhood.
Activist posts video of an old man searching the trash for something to sell or even eat as poverty runs rampant across this oil-rich country.
The mullahs, however, are sending billions to #Syria, #Lebanon, #Yemen, #Iraq & ...
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Left - Various classes & schools where millions of #Iran‌'s poor children are trying to get an education.
Right - Luxurious schools belonging to the mullahs for the "clergy," plundering 80+mn people for their own benefits.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Let us hope this #Nowruz will be the beginning of a new year in which we witness #RegimeChange in #Iran so that children like this innocent boy can be in school and not sell goods as street vendors, in an attempt to help their families make ends meet.
Activists are responding to Khamenei's #Nowruz speech today where he claimed #Iran's level class gap is insignificant.
These pictures show otherwise.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
This individual sleeps in the streets at night, to sell fruits early in the morning. His entire world is worth around $115... He/she might make about $45 from all this... Will that provide for anything?
This is #Iran under the mullahs' regime...
More reason for #IranProtests.
More images of extreme poverty in #Iran under the mullahs' rule.
(L) Baghestan, W of Tehran - Man seeing with all his belongings on #Nowruz...
(R) Iranshahr, #Baluchistan - Homeless man next to a pizza restaurant hoping for maybe some leftovers...
More reason for #IranProtests
March 26 - #Iran activists posting disturbing images of poverty in different cities.
(L) - Shahr-E-Rey: Small homeless child sleeping & begging in a street
(R) - Rasht: A woman alone seen gathering trash to sell
More reason for #IranProtests to realize #RegimeChange.
The homeless in #Iran
15,000 people are sleeping in Tehran's streets, according to official figures, known to be very conservative.
More reason for #IranProtests to realize #RegimeChange.
Sign reads:
"5 year old boy for sale"
As Tehran sends billions to prop the Assad regime in #Syria, fund the Lebanese Hezbollah & Yemen's Houthis, people inside #Iran are suffering in poverty.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
A young woman in #Iran seen gathering trash to sell...
Instead of spending billions on the unnecessary nuclear program, ballistic missiles, supporting terrorism & the Assad regime in Syria, start creating jobs so we no longer witness such painful scenes...
March 26 - Bardsir, central #Iran
Activist posts footage of a young man literally inside a large trash bin, searching for something to sell, or maybe even eat...
This is what the mullahs have done to this country.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Qazvin, NW #Iran
Such scenes break my heart...
Activist finds old woman sitting in the street.
It also appears to be snowing.
Tehran's mullahs send billions to #Syria for Assad to kill innocent people, while millions are living in poverty in Iran.
Saeed Haddadian, a singer with close ties to #Iran's ruling regime, enjoys such meals while millions of Iranians across the country are living under the poverty line.
This is the nature of the mullahs' ruling Iran.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Activists are continuing to criticize how #Iran's officials and their inner circle are living life in complete wealth, while millions are struggling in poverty.
This is the nature of the mullahs' ruling Iran.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Seen here are other singers with close ties to #Iran's ruling regime, enjoying such meals while millions of Iranians across the country are living under the poverty line. (See thread)
This is the nature of the mullahs' ruling Iran.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
While only a small portion of #Iran's population receive $10/month in subsidies & millions live in poverty, reports indicate the price of red meat - now considered a luxury to many in this country - has increased yet again.
More reason for #IranProtests.
Activists are posting more such images exposing how singers with close ties to #Iran's ruling regime enjoy such meals while millions of Iranians across the country are living under the poverty line & literally on the streets.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Qom, central #Iran
A homeless woman is seen rounding up cardboard boxes at night... while the ruling mullahs are spending billions in #Syria, #Lebanon, #Yemen, #Iraq & ...
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
Images of a nation that lives on an ocean of oil & gas... and yet being deprived to such an extent to have no choice but search in trash to find something to eat or sell...
This is #Iran under the mullahs' regime.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
This is #Iran under the mullahs' rule.
We see a line of luxury cars known to be driven by the children of regime officials while another Iranian is seen searching the trash...
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange.
April 4 - Mashhad, NE #Iran
People looking the trash for something to eat or sell.
This is the result of the mullahs ruling a country sitting on an ocean of oil & natural gas. Millions in poverty & a small percentage live in mansions.
More reason for #IranProtests & #RegimeChange
This is poverty in #Iran, a country sitting on an ocean of oil & gas...
Young woman comes to the aid of a blind, young street vendor...
The regime in Tehran is known to spend billions in #Syria, #Lebanon, #Yemen, #Iraq & ... while millions live in poverty back home...
#Iran is a country sitting on an ocean of oil & gas, and yet reports indicate more than one million people are desperately attempting to make ends meet literally through searching the trash for something sell, ... or even eat...
As #Iran's regime sees its billions invested in #AnimalAssad of #Syria going to waste after the US-led airstrike, a large percentage of Iranians are living in poverty & over one million searching the trash to find something to sell or eat.
This is Ilam, a city of western Iran.
This is #Iran under the mullahs' rule.
After nearly 40 years, over one million people literally live on searching in others' trash for something to sell, or even eat.
The majority of this oil-rich country's population lives under the poverty line.
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#Iran under the mullahs' rule.
A country sitting on the world's 2nd largest natural gas & 4th largest crude oil reserves. However, Tehran's destructive policies are leading to skyrocketing prices & people are desperate to make ends meet.
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#Iran is larger than 15 European states, has 38 times more mineral resources & 56 times more discovered oil/gas reserves, meaning in this regard it's richer than all of Europe combined.
Yet due to the mullahs' policies, millions are in poverty & living off others' trash.
More images of poverty spreading across #Iran as the mullahs continue to plunder this rich country's wealth.
A growing number of people are forced to live off others' trash.
#Iran gov spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht:
"Plans are made to discontinue subsidies for 24 million people."
(File Photo)
This is while millions are living in poverty across the country.
More reason why #IranProtests will continue.
(See thread)
Poverty in #Iran reaching such limits...

Sign reads:
For sale
Two kidneys - Blood type O+
One eye - Blood type O-
One eye - Blood A+
All four individuals are healthy, aged between 20 to 26

The result of Tehran spending billions on Syria, ballistic missiles, terrorism & ...
A very telling cartoon:
#Iran, with the world's 4th largest oil reserves (and 2nd largest natural gas reserves), has millions living in poverty.
There is word that over one million people are desperately trying to make ends meet through searching others' trash...
Poverty becoming a social crisis in #Iran
This little girl was seen selling napkins in the metro.
She's so small she would ask passengers how much the bills actually were...

This is the result of a country being ruled by mullahs for nearly 40 years...
While over 50 million people in #Iran are living under the poverty line,
this regime's Deputy Health Minister says, "If people have nothing to eat, why are they fat?"

This is insulting & repulsive.
As #Iran's regime continues to poor billions into the pockets of Syria's Assad, Yemen's Houthis, the Lebanese Hezbollah & extremist militias in Iraq, millions of people are struggling with poverty back home.
This is a "classroom" in #Iran's Sistan & Baluchistan Province.
Another telling image of poverty as the regime plunders people's money and spends billions on Syria, Yemen, Iraq & Lebanon, ballistic missiles & an unnecessary nuclear program.
(See more in thread)
Activists in #Iran show footage of children who should be in school but are working in the streets to help their families make ends.
This is the result of a country being ruled by mullahs for 40 years.
All the while, Tehran is spending billions in Syria, Yemen, Iraq & Lebanon...
This is the fate of youth in #Iran as the regime spends billions on a nuclear (weapons) program, ballistic missiles, and destructive meddling in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.
A teacher in #Baluchistan provides a shocking & very telling video showing the heartbreaking conditions of schoolkids in this poverty-stricken province of southeast #Iran.
However, Tehran is building schools, hospitals & other facilities across the Middle East & Africa.
While over 50 million Iranians are living in poverty,

#Iran's regime is wasting millions on constructing a "megamall" in Tehran.

More reason why #IranProtests are seeking #RegimeChange.
To understand the misery the Iranian regime has brought to this people, watch this video.
This girl is asked to say something about her father.
She breaks down in tears saying:
"Please give my dad a job & pray for his health. That's all I want."

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My gut tells me an even bigger story will develop.

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Will be staying at this post until the end of the year.
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This time, the al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab militant group of Somalia.

More reason why a firm policy is needed against Tehran.
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(File Photo)
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Read more about Iran & the FATF here:
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#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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