The title & first paragraph of this article indicates the main concern of this writer: #RegimeChange.
Q: Why would someone be worried about regime change in #Iran, unless they have interests in such a regime remaining in power. Interesting…
The term “anti-Iran” is interesting. Has #Iran’s regime left anything to be supportive of? Butchering innocent people across the #MiddleEast, gross #HumanRights violations back home, wasting billions on an unnecessary nuclear program, ballistic missiles & terrorism.
And talking about #NorthKorea being “disinclined” shows how #Iran is terrified of losing Pyongyang in its trek to obtain nuclear weapons & the ballistic missiles. Now Tehran is all alone. But why is this writer so worried about it? Again, a matter of common interest?
“…funding proxy "terror" attacks, meddling in elections or supporting internal protests & demonstrations,” pre-accusing #Trump of a policy against #Iran. Interesting is how Tehran already employs such actions in its foreign meddling. Why doesn’t the writer mention that?
The writer specifically says “brutally dealt with by Iran’s security forces” regarding any possible US supporting #Iran’s opposition. With such wording she acknowledges this approach by Tehran. That is utterly shameful.
And while mentioning the 1953 coup, the writer refuses to mention how #Iran’s mullahs’ establishment actually supported that coup & truly hated Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.……
When dubbing Rouhani as the “strongest opposition force” & a “reformist,” we realize the writer is another apologist attempting to cloak #Iran’s atrocities behind Rouhani’s devilish smile. Nice try. #IranProtests responded wisely:
Although the piece mentions @AmbJohnBolton’s variety of positions, the main concern lies in his “support for Iran’s opposition, aimed at regime change in Tehran.”
And who does Bolton exactly support? None other than the NCRI, PMOI/MEK.
The writer takes off her gloves, boasting about “a fierce response from #Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.” With such language you are backing these measures, meaning you support the IRGC’s current role in #Syria, #Yemen, #Lebanon, #Iraq & beyond.
“… regime change without a viable alternative…”
This is where she is most wrong. #Iran does have a viable alternative, enjoying vast support on both sides of the Atlantic, the Middle East & across the globe.
Nice try.

Saying “Bolton’s belief in the MEK is ill-founded,” she cites @JasonRezaian’s slander piece in the @WashPost & repeats allegations against the MEK, fed constantly by #Iran’s Intel Ministry. If such accusations had any base, why did the US judiciary order the MEK delisted?
And BTW, @massoumehtorfeh’s previous work against the MEK appears interestingly in a website known to be directly linked to #Iran’s Intel Ministry.…
The writer claims experts consider the MEK as a “cult” & yet fails to mention any names. That is because all these “experts” are linked to #Iran’s regime & even they have realized such lies no longer have any buyers.
She claims “… most Iranians continue to take a strong exception…” about the MEK. Source, please. You have none? Then take a look at this:…
And regarding the MEK terror designation, here’s something you might find interesting:
And this:
“One senior Clinton administration official said inclusion of the People's Moujahedeen was intended as a goodwill gesture to Tehran and its newly elected moderate president, Mohammad Khatami. “…
“…when a regime is dictatorial or corrupt, there are complex underlying reasons that cannot simply be resolved through ‘regime change.’”
With such a statement the writer is vividly saying let #Iran’s regime & its atrocities simply remain untouched.
Arguing #Russia & #China would choose the US over #Iran is simply naïve & wishful-thinking by this Tehran-supporting writer. Who in the world would chose Iran’s $400bn economy over the US’ $19 trillion? Seriously?
Mentioning Iran’s capability of pouring “far funds in support of Hezbollah, Palestinians, the Assad regime, and the Houthis in Yemen” makes this “journalist” a blowhorn of #Iran’s regime.
Again, shame.
The writer says Trump is moving “away from diplomacy,” forgetting how correct diplomacy, not appeasement, is forcing #NorthKorea to give up its nuclear weapons. Something #Obama (most likely this writer’s preferred president) failed to do.
By mentioning “direct talks with Iran” she expresses her ideals.
This is exactly what #Iran seeks. More talks to buy time & using such “journalists” to justify a failed approach time & again. While executing thousands at home & killing hundreds of thousands abroad.

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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.
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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.
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"... 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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Fardis sector
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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."…
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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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