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For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime, the sign reads:
"Shovel - Fighters used shovels to divert Malyutka and TOW wire-guided anti-tank guided missiles."

This is a "memorial site" of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War & Tehran's propaganda machine at work.

You be the judge...
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime, this mullah says:
"If our football/soccer is not the first in the world, it means we haven't taught & promoted religion good enough."
The Iranian people are ruled by such individuals...
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime, this is Mr. Ahaki, a member of Tehran's City Council, seen throwing an object at a reporter doing his/her job.
For those unfamiliar with #Iran’s regime:
Authorities order stores to cover the legs of mannequins with newspaper.
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime
Keyhan, 13 December 1979
Lahuti, father of a husband to one of Rafsanjani's daughters: "The cinema in Qom (central Iran) was bombed on orders from Seyed Ahmad Khomeini."
(Son of Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini)
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime
The sign reads:
"Hijab means: Not everyone is fit to see my beauty."

(This is so utterly disgusting & unbelievable that activists are asking others to take another photo to confirm.)
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime:

I didn't believe it at first, but female emojis in Iran's "Soroush" messaging app (said to be under intense government surveillance) are all with hijab (veils).

The far left one is holding a sign reading, "Death to America."
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime:
Organizers at Iran's Fajr Film Festival are seen fixing the hijab (veil) of a foreigner.

This image sheds more light into the reactionary mentality of those ruling this culture-rich country.
Iran's people, however, despise such measures.
The work of @ManaNeyestani.
For more explanation, see thread.
For those not familiar with #Iran's regime

Ahmad Jannati, head of the ultraconservative Guardian Council:
"Some people ask what's wrong with a few strands of a woman's hair being visible? A woman's hair being unveiled leads to divorce (!)"

For those unfamiliar with the utterly reactionary & filthy mentality of the mullahs' ruling #Iran:

"Colleges & universities can be gender segregated. Mornings for boys, afternoons for girls. What's wrong with that?"

More reason why #IranProtests are seeking #RegimeChange.
For those unfamiliar with the utterly reactionary & filthy mentality of the mullahs' ruling #Iran:

"My sister, perfume the water by wearing a chador when swimming in a pool"

These are the exact words of a poster in Iran...
More reason for #IranProtests to realize #RegimeChange.
For those unfamiliar with the filthy mentality of the mullahs' ruling #Iran

I kid you not but Iranian regime media censors the bare skin of this member of the Turkmenistan women's futsal team. (L)

(The two right images I found on the web from the same match)
For those unfamiliar with the utterly ridiculous nature of #Iran's regime:

Members of IRGC Basij paramilitary holding a sign reading:
"We will destroy Israel with a can of water"

(I thought I had seen the climax of idiocy. This proved me wrong.)
For those unfamiliar with the utterly ridiculous nature of #Iran's regime:

Young men are lashed for just two alcoholic drinks...

Did you know that even whipping donkeys is considered a crime in some civilized countries?
For those unfamiliar with the utterly ridiculous nature of #Iran's regime:

When a country is ruled by mullahs & the IRGC, they paint US & Israeli flags at the entrance of Mashhad's Azad University
For those unfamiliar with the nature of #Iran's regime:

This is how this reactionary regime views school girls' hair being unveiled...

Telling cartoon by @ManaNeyestani

For those unfamiliar with the nature of #Iran's regime:

This so-called reporter of the state-run IRIB network literally threatens the people he is interviewing.

US admin should #BanIRIB with heavy sanctions.
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime:

Nader Qazipour, an "MP"

"Iran can manufacture airplanes & go through the trial & error process so many times, with the planes falling so many times, until it is exportable. If it crashes, so what!"
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime:

Officials ban a deaf girls’ sign language song, saying it resembles dancing

This proves the reactionary mentality of the mullahs' ruling this country.

#WeAreHostages, yet the answer lies in #IranRegimeChange.
For those unfamiliar with #Iran's regime:

Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian pastor, and three other Iranian Christians have been sentenced to ten years behind bars "for being Christian."

Be their voice.
Solution: #IranRegimeChange

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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.
"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."
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Shiraz, south-central #Iran
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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.
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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.
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Tehran, #Iran
Sources say all gold market stores are closed.
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Images of stores closed in the cities of Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan & Sanandaj.
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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."

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