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Responding to @jrezaian’s piece after the #IranDealWithdrawal, the fact that you “lived in #Iran for seven years” as a so-called journalist (knowing the nature of Tehran’s regime) and seeing your work, we are certain of your #Iran apologist background.
@jrezaian claims the regime will respond “with the behavior of a bully, by ratcheting up pressure on the people it rules over.”
He doesn't mention how #Obama’s JCPOA gave #Iran the green light to continue its execution inside the country & havoc across the region.
Interesting how @jrezaian claims there “won’t be any attacks on Israel” and on the very same day #Iran’s IRGC-associated proxy groups in #Syria launched rockets towards the Golan Heights.
Yes, “the mullahs likely will tighten restrictions on the Internet, jam satellite television waves & arrest more dual nationals as a reminder to their subjects that they are still in charge.”
Yet not according to @jrezaian's reasoning.
Because of ongoing #IranProtests.
Yes, the “bleak economic climate in Iran will worsen.”
Yet not according to @jrezaian’s reasoning.
Because of #Iran’s regime spending billions in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon & Iraq.
@jrezaian blows his cover & proves his #Iran apologist nature by claiming Rouhani is “calling for greater freedoms for the people of Iran…”
Yet he doesn’t mention the soaring executions, Dec/Jan uprising crackdown & massive internet restrictions, all authorized by Rouhani.
Rouhani failed to deliver on his promises to the people.
But not because of @jrezaian’s reasoning.
Because he is nothing but a puppet of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the man who has the final word on all national security & foreign affairs in #Iran.
Interesting is how @jrezaian doesn’t mention the Dec/Jan uprising, knowing clearly that the people are now calling for regime change. A notion that #Iran apologists like Rezaian aim to prevent.
@jrezaian claims Trump’s action will deprive Iranians "the ability to access the global economy and limit their ability to travel to freer shores.”
Of course, he probably prefers #Obama’s actions that whitewashed #Iran’s regime arresting, torturing & executing thousands.
@jrezaian’s claim of “Iranians will look to their leadership for help” proves how out of line he is with the people.
Iranians are active on the hashtag #WeRespectUSFLag after so-called MPs burned the US flag in the regime’s parliament.
Iranians are also active on #WeAreHostages & #ThankYouTrump to show their support for Trump’s #IranDealWithdrawal decision.
“Iran is a country of vast resources,” claims @jrezaian, yet doesn't mention the fact that #Iran’s rulers plunder this wealth for their own survival.
Iran’s own media say over 50 million people are living in poverty?
@jrezaian claims Trump’s “toughest sanctions policy” will lead to “a dramatic wealth disparity in Iranian society.”
The “wealth disparity” I am witnessing now, as people dig the trash for something to eat, are the result of #Obama’s drastic appeasement.
Shame on you Jason.

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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.
Amb. Nikki Haley saying she will be campaigning for President Trump in 2020.
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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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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.
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Karaj, #Iran
(West of Tehran)
Fardis sector
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
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Qazvin, NW #Iran
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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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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."
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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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