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May 9, 2018 144 tweets 129 min read
Report from Mashhad, NE #Iran

US dollar trading at 68,000 rials
Euro trading at 83,000 rials

#IranDealWithdrawal impacting the country's already troubled economy.
#BREAKING
#Iran decreases Euro air travel currency cap from 10,000 € to 5,000 €, or equivalent.
2,000 € for ground/sea travel.
#IranDealWithdrawl taking its toll.
#Iran's "Ayandeh Bank" is apparently on the verge of going bankrupt.
Owner Ali Ansari owes nearly $28.5 bn to his investors & clients.
Source in the bank says considering the current circumstances, there is a high probably Ansari will flee the country.
#Iran MP Gholam-Ali Imen Abadi:
"One specific credit firm had $2.85 bn of its clients' money while the CEO lacked even a high school diploma & used to enter the country's Central Bank armed with a gun."
#WeAreHostages
boursenews.ir/fa/news/176260…
As #Iran's currency crisis continues, this Ayandeh Bank branch in Tehran burned in flames today.
If you ask me, this is an act of arson by regime elements who emptied the bank in advance. Afterwards, they can easily claim they cannot return ordinary people's money.
#WeAreHostages
Tabriz, NW #Iran
Old Tabriz Bazaar is empty of any buyers as people are losing their purchasing power.
#FreeIran2018
May 15 - Tehran, #Iran
Ghale Morghi aluminium bazaar
Activists says the majority of stores are closed as merchants join nationwide general strike.
#IranProtests
#FreeIran2018
#Iraq's currency is four times stronger than #Iran's.

Video shows Iraqis (who enter Iran w/o visas) purchasing loads of goods from markets in Khorramshahr (SW Iran) & returning home.

Another way the mullahs' are destroying Iran's economy.
#WeAreHostages
#IranRegimeChange
#Iran's strikes spreading & markets very vacant
March 24 - 11 am local time
Isfahan's gold & jewellery bazaar reportedly half-closed
#IranProtests
Reports indicate #Iran's regime has no control over the currency trade & a U.S. dollar is being sold at a whopping street price of 80,000 rials in Tehran's alleys.
irankhabarnews.com/2018/06/01/%D9…
#BREAKING
Reports from Tehran, #Iran, indicate the U.S. dollar is being sold today at 67,000 rials.
#BREAKING
Following reports of the successful #TrumpKimSummit results, #Iran's currency exchange rates increased.
U.S. dollar is trading at 72,000 rials in the black market, sources say.
Euro is selling at 88,030 rials & the U.S. dollar is selling at 75,000 rials in some areas.
#BREAKING
Update on #Iran's rising currency prices:
U.S. dollar = 79,000 rials
"Bahar Azadi" gold coin = 26 million rials ($619 at fixed rate of 42,000 rials/$)
Gram of gold = 2.09 million rials ($49.76 at fixed rate of 42,000 rials/$)

Recent surge after #TrumpKimSummit results.
#Iran UPDATE
"Bahar Azadi" gold coins now selling at 30 million rials, reports indicate.
($715 at fixed rate of 42,000 rials/$)

Recent surge after #TrumpKimSummit results.
U.S. dollar selling at 76,000 rials.
Man in Tehran's "Imam Khomeini" airport says he received $250 for 19 million rials.
#Iran's regime is in a major economic crisis
#BREAKING
U.S. dollar = 71,000 rials
Euro = 83,000 rials
Gold gram = 25,400,000 rials

Prices skyrocketing as #Iran's people fear unknown economic future
#BREAKING
Reports indicate #Iran's regime may have increased its official fixed exchange price for the U.S. dollar from 42,000 rials to 65,000 rials.
If true, this will will cause panic & have major impact on the country's crumbling economy.
Seeking confirmation.
@therealroseanne
#BREAKING
Sources from inside #Iran saying a U.S. dollar is selling at 72,500 on the black market.
With U.S. sanctions increasing, Iranians are on the edge and there is fear the economy may collapse.
#BREAKING
#Iran - British pound sold at over 100,000 rials in Tehran's black market.
The price was under 80,000 rials back in April
The mullahs' economy is on thin ice.
#BREAKING
U.S. dollar selling at 80,000 rials today in #Iran's black markets.
The price was 72,500 rials just four days ago!
The mullah's economy is literally crumbling even before U.S. sanctions have fully kicked in gear.
#BREAKING
US dollar selling at 81,000 rials today in #Iran's black markets
18K Gold (gram) = 2.4 million rials
"Bahar Azadi" gold coin = 2.71 million rials
The economy is crumbling & US sanctions have yet to fully reimpose
#Qanon
@therealroseanne
@TheLastRefuge2
@CitizensIReport
#BREAKING
US $ = 81,500 Iranian Rials
Euro = 95,000 IRs
UK pound = 108,000 IRs
"Bahar Azadi" gold coins = 28,220,000 IRs (risen 660,000 IRs)

People are advising each other to retract their bank savings as the current trend indicates a US $ will reach 100,000 IRs.
#BREAKING
#HappeningNow
US dollar now trading at 88,600 rials in #Iran's black markets.
This is a 8.7% drop in just one hour!
#BREAKING
Further currency reports from #Iran
US $ = 88,000 Iranian Rials (in Tehran)
US $ = 89,000 IRs at various exchanges
US $ = 90,000 IRs in other cities
Euro = 100,000 IRs
UK pound = 120,000 IRs
Canadian $ = 70,000 IRs
Turkey lira = 19,700 IRs
#BREAKING
Latest currency reports from #Iran
US $ = 90,000 Iranian Rials
Euro = 105,000 IRs
UK pound = 121,000 IRs
"Bahare Azadi" gold coin = 30 million IRs
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
People are beginning to protest the skyrocketing price of the US dollar.
Chanting:
"State police, support us"

The mullahs' economy is literally on thin ice.
This is still several weeks BEFORE U.S. sanctions are officially reimposed.
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin & Charsu bazaars store-owners rallying & protesting the country's plunging currency & dissolving economy.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Protests in Tehran & Mashhad as various business owners are protesting skyrocketing prices resulting from #Iran's plunging currency rates.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin bazaar store-owners protesting:
"Let go of Syria, start thinking about us"
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin bazaar store-owners protesting:
"We don't want a US dollar costing 100,000 rials"
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin bazaar store-owners protesting:
"Strike, strike, strike"
"Close your store"
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin bazaar store-owners are closing stores & heading to Baharest Square. Police is reportedly scrambling to disperse the crowd.
Sources: Store-owners have been thinking of closing their stores & today's events sparked their decision.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin bazaar store-owners protesting & calling on their colleagues to close their stores.
"Close your store"
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtag: #سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Charsu bazaar store-owners protesting & calling on their colleagues to close their stores.
"Charsu must close"
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtag: #سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
Police is caught off-guard & is not present at the scene.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Major crowd protesting in the capital as currency prices plunge.
Sources say police has been caught off-guard.
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtag: #سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
"No fear, we're all together," people are chanting.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Major crowd protesting in the capital as currency prices plunge.
Sources say police has been caught off-guard.
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtag: #سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
"We don't want US dollar at 100,000 rials," people are chanting.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Store-owners rallying outside Charsu mall
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Store-owners demonstrating at Hafez Bridge, calling on all store-owners to close.
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Various videos of today's spark demonstration as currency prices skyrocket.
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(1)
Mobile bazaar is closed down & store-owners are insisting all colleagues close their shops.
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(2)
Mobile bazaar is closed down & store-owners are insisting all colleagues close their shops.
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Aladdin mobile bazaar closing down as protesters say:
"(Be brave) and close down"
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say authorities are pumping forged US dollar bills & “Bahare Azadi” gold coins into the market to scare the people.
People are relentlessly purchasing & authorities are caught off guard, unable to control the status quo.
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Mobile & technology bazaars are closed.
Protesters chanting:
"We don't want US dollar at 100,000 rials"
"Strike, Strike"
Iranians are using the Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Central Bank chief Valiollah Seif:
"I don't know what to do about the currency situation."
Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Reports indicate authorities are dispatching anti-riot units to:
Aladdin Avenue towards Istanbul Crossroad
Ferdowsi Avenue & Square

Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_ریال (Rial plunging)
#سقوط_اقتصادي (Economy crumbling)
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say stores in Jomhouri (Republic) Avenue forced to close before 8:30 pm local time.
Authorities are also promising to lower taxes for store-owners, begging them to help control the status quo.
#سقوط_ریال
#سقوط_اقتصادي
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say as concerns are growing over #Iran’s plunging currency value. Rumors indicate people are thinking of rushing to the banks to retract their savings & further place the regime under pressure.
#سقوط_ریال
#سقوط_اقتصادي
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
If you google "lowest currency," the response will be #Iran's rial.
This is the beginning of something huge.
#سقوط_ریال
#سقوط_اقتصادي
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#IranProtests
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi on the skyrocketing currency prices in #Iran:
"It will be fixed inshallah (God willing)."

Read my lips:
While it seems these idiots don't know how to run a country, they're plundering the nation by the billions...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's advisor Hesamedin Ashena on the skyrocketing currency prices in #Iran:
"Prices will decrease."

That's it. Nothing else. No solution provided.
This is Iran under the mullahs' rule...
Iranian government spokesman Mohammad Reza Nobakht on the skyrocketing currency prices in #Iran:
"The dollar price increased because people panicked."

They ruined the country. Plundered the economy. Then blame the people.
#Hypocrites
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Store-owners on strike in the capital's famous bazaar & launching a march towards Baharestan Square.
The protesters are calling on their colleagues to close their shops & join their ranks.
This rally is protesting the skyrocketing currency prices.
#Qanon
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Bazaar merchants on strike.
"We don't want a US dollar costing 100,000 rials," they are chanting.
Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Bazaar merchants on strike.
Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Bazaar merchants on strike.
Protesters are calling for support.
Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Bazaar merchants on strike.
"Close it," they are chanting, encouraging all shops to close down.
"Proud merchants, support us"

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Bazaar merchants on strike.
"Proud merchants, support us," they are chanting, encouraging all shops to close down.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Bazaar merchants' strike expanding.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Different locations of the bazaar reporting stores are closed with store-owners on strike.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Tense conditions reported from the bazaar as more stores are reportedly closing.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
t#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(1)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(2)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(3)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(4)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

"Death to high prices"

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(5)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

Reports indicate police units are attacking demonstrators.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(6)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(7)
Various images of today's strike & protests in the capital's famous bazaar.
Nosser Khosrow section

Active Farsi hashtags:
#سقوط_اقتصادی
#سقوط_ریال
#تظاهرات_سراسرى
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran
(8)
Reports indicate authorities have dispatched security & anti-riot units to Nosser Khosrow section. Clashes reported.

#IranProtests
(9)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"We'd rather die than accept humiliation"
#IranProtests
(10)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Close it, close it," calling on more merchants to close their shops.
#IranProtests
(11)
Tehran, #Iran
Reports indicate protesters have reached Valiasr Crossroad.
Many plainclothes agents at the site.
#IranProtests
(12)
Tehran, #Iran
Protests reach Lalezar section.
#IranProtests
(13)
Tehran, #Iran
Protests reach Lalezar section.
"Close it"
"Let go of Syria, think about us"
#IranProtests
(14)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters demanding all shops to close.
#IranProtests
(15)
Tehran, #Iran
Reports indicate authorities are dispatching security units to besiege the protesting storeowners in the bazaar.
#IranProtests
(16)
Tehran, #Iran
Marching protesters are chanting:
"Our enemy is right here, they lie & say its America"
#IranProtests
(17)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's protesters chanting:
"Our enemy is right here, they lie & say its America"
#IranProtests
(18)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's large demonstration & protesters chanting:
"Proud Iranians, support us"
#IranProtests
(19)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's large demonstration & protesters in the Sepah Salar section of Tehran's bazaar.
#IranProtests
(20)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's massive rally & protesters chanting:
"Close it, close it," calling on all shop owners to close.
#IranProtests
(21)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's massive rally & protesters chanting:
"Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My life for Iran"
#IranProtests
(22)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's massive rally & protesters chanting:
"Iranians, enough is enough, show your pride"
#IranProtests
(23)
Tehran, #Iran
More scenes of today's massive rally & protesters all merchants close by chanting:
"Close it, close it"
#IranProtests
(24)
#BREAKING
Tehran, #Iran - Security forces attacking demonstrators
Protesters are chanting:
"Shame on you"
#IranProtests
(25)
Tehran, #Iran
Still images of today's bazaar protests.
#IranProtests
(26)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters are chanting:
"Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My life for Iran"
#IranProtests
(27)
Tehran, #Iran
Demonstration in the capital's Sepah Salar district. All stores have been closed, voice says.
#IranProtests
(28)
Qeshm, southern #Iran
Demonstrators rallying & protesting skyrocketing prices.
#IranProtests
(29)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters are chanting:
"Let go of Syria, think about us"
#IranProtests
(30)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters are chanting:
"Proud merchants, support us"
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
(30)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters are chanting:
"DEATH TO DICTATOR"
#IranProtests
(31)
Tehran, #Iran
Major rally in Shoush district
#IranProtests
(32)
Tehran, #Iran
Major rally in Baharestan Square
#IranProtests
(33)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Heading towards the parliament"
#IranProtests
(34)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Our enemy is right here, they lie and say its America"
#IranProtests
(35)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters outside the parliament chanting:
"Shame on you"
#IranProtests
(36)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My life for Iran"
#IranProtests
(37)
Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Reports indicate clashes between protesters and security forces
#IranProtests
(38)
Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Security forces using tear gas against demonstrators
Protesters chanting:
"Shame on you"
#IranProtests
(39)
Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Protesters continuing their demonstrations
#IranProtests
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Tehran, #Iran - 17th Shahrivar Avenue
Protesters continuing their demonstrations
#IranProtests
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Tehran, #Iran - Baharestan Square
Protesters are reportedly seen setting a police trailer on fire
#IranProtests
(42)
Tehran, #Iran - Baharestan Square
Police trailer is on fire & anti-riot units are resorting to bird shots to disperse the demonstrators
#IranProtests
(43)
Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Protesters chanting to the regime's MPs:
"Shame on you"
"We don't want an incompetent parliament"
#IranProtests
(44)
Tehran, #Iran - Baharestan Square
Truck driver seen emptying his load of bricks for the protesters
This further proves the people's unity against the regime
#IranProtests
(45)
Tehran, #Iran - Baharestan Square
Voice explains how at least 20,000 people are protesting outside the regime's parliament
#IranProtests
(46)
Tehran, #Iran - Baharestan Square
Scene shows people taking bricks to attack security forces
#IranProtests
(47)
Qeshm, southern #Iran
Major rally & protesters chanting:
"We don't want incompetent officials"
#IranProtests
(48)
As thousands rally against the regime in Tehran, the state-run IRIB is broadcasting how to plant rice without water!!!
#BanIRIB
#IranProtests
(49)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
"No fear, we're all together"
#IranProtests
(50)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Iranians, enough is enough, show your pride"
#IranProtests
(51)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting to go the Majlis (parliament)
"Majlis, Majlis"
#IranProtests
(52)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran - Aladdin/Charsou
Protesters chanting:
"Let go of Syria, think about us"
#IranProtests
(53)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Protesters seen setting a motorcycle of security forces on fire as anti-riot units advance towards their ranks.
"Death to Dictator" chants are heard.
#IranProtests
(54)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Security forces using tear gas against the protesters
#IranProtests
(55)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran - Ferdowsi Avenue towards Baharestan Square
#IranProtests
(56)
Major rally in Shahriar, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My life for Iran"
#IranProtests
(57)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran - Street clashes reported
Security forces using tear gas against the demonstrators
#IranProtests
(58)
As rallies continue in Tehran & other cities today, reports indicate the US dollar is trading at 112,500 rials in #Iran's black market.
The economy is doomed to crumble.
#IranProtests
(59)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
Protesters give a severe beating to two security agents
#IranProtests
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Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
Various scenes of protests throughout the capital
#IranProtests
(61)
Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
Security forces dispatched against demonstrators
Protesters chanting:
"Police, support us"
#IranProtests
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Major rally in Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"We'll die, but we'll retake Iran"
"Proud Iranians, support us"
"DEATH TO DICTATOR"
#IranProtests
(62-1)
Still images of today's major rally in Tehran, #Iran
#IranProtests
(62-2)
Still images of today's major rally in Tehran, #Iran
#IranProtests
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Tehran, #Iran
Massive crowd outside the parliament.
Security forces have stood aside
#IranProtests
(64)
Tehran, #Iran
People ridiculing security forces dispatched to quell protesters
#IranProtests
(64)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters in the Sepah Salar district are using fires to confront tear gas use by security forces
#IranProtests
(64)
Shiraz, #Iran
With protests spreading from Tehran to Mashhad and Qeshm, recent reports indicate the mobile phone & electronics bazaar storeowners are on strike.
#IranProtests
(65)
Tehran, #Iran
Istanbul Crossroad
Security forces directly firing tear gas at protesters
#IranProtests
(66)
Reports indicate Tabriz (NW #Iran) has also joined the nationwide strike
#IranProtests
(67)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters starting bonfires & chanting:
"Death to mullahs' regime principle"
#IranProtests
(68)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters starting bonfires & chanting:
"Death to Khamenei"
This is in reference to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
#IranProtests
(69)
Tehran, #Iran
A regime element attempting to calm the crowd outside the regime's parliament is rejected by protesters who are calling him a liar.
#IranProtests
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Tehran, #Iran - Outside the parliament
Protesters chanting:
"Proud Iranians, support us"
#IranProtests
(70)
Tehran, #Iran - Istanbul Crossroad
Protesters chanting:
"DEATH TO DICTATOR"
#IranProtests
(71)
Tehran, #Iran
Still images of today's rallies
Reports indicate the regime's High National Security Council has decided to insert a certain amount of US dollars from various regime entities & even Iraq to temporarily control the currency nosedive.
#IranProtests
(72)
Tehran, #Iran
People seen hurling rocks & clashing with security forces.
#IranProtests
(73)
Mashhad, NE #Iran
Protesters calling for storeowners to close their shops & state police to rise in their support.
#IranProtests
(74)
Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Khamenei must die"
This is in reference to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
#IranProtests
(75)
Tehran, #Iran - Istanbul Avenue
3 pm local time
Protesters chanting:
"DEATH TO DICTATOR"
#IranProtests
(76)
Tehran, #Iran
People raising a police colonel after he expresses support for their protests & rallies.
#IranProtests

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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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#BREAKING
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.
#BREAKING
Amb. Nikki Haley saying she will be campaigning for President Trump in 2020.
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Oct 9, 2018
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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
uk.reuters.com/article/somali…
2)
"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."
3)
"... 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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#BREAKING
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
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
#IranStrikes
October 9
Qazvin, NW #Iran
Store-owners in this city are on strike again for this second consecutive day.
#IranStrikes
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Oct 8, 2018
#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
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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
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Oct 7, 2018
#BreakingNews
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.

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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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Oct 6, 2018
Short Thread:

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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