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Covering #Iran & #MidEast, especially what MSM won't. Have a passion for exposing Tehran apologists/lobbyists.
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Oct 9, 2018 11 tweets 9 min read
#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.
axios.com/donald-trump-n… #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.
Oct 9, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
THREAD

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."
Oct 9, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
#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 October 9
Karaj, #Iran
(West of Tehran)
Fardis sector
Stores are closed as merchants continue their strike for a second day.
#IranStrikes
Oct 8, 2018 35 tweets 33 min read
#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
#IranianTruckersOnStrike October 8
Tehran, #Iran
Sources say all gold market stores are closed.
#IranProtests
Oct 7, 2018 13 tweets 9 min read
#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.

(File Photo) 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
Oct 6, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
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
Oct 6, 2018 17 tweets 9 min read
Villages near Nowshahr in northern #Iran are witnessing floods.
Locals say authorities have failed to take any measures to provide aid. Vast destruction reported in Mazandaran Province, northern #Iran

The ruling regime has destroyed the country's infrastructure, resulting in enormous difficulties for the people after storms.
Oct 5, 2018 32 tweets 20 min read
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Let’s talk about Joe Cirincione’s (@cirincione) recent @Lobelog article claiming U.S. President Donald Trump is marching towards war with #Iran.
lobelog.com/trumps-march-t…

Cirincione is another Iran regime apologist/lobbyist.

I’ll explain. 2)
First of all, let’s get acquainted with Joe Cirincione.

@cirincione has very close relations with Trita Parsi (@tparsi), a very well-known, die hard #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist.
Oct 4, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
#Iran
Thousands of truck drivers, in more than 250 cities across the country, are courageously continuing their nationwide strike demanding:

-Higher wages
-Lower spare parts/tire prices
-Authorities responding to their demands

#IranianTruckersOnStrike Reports indicate truck drivers in 289 cities throughout #Iran, covering all of the country's 31 provinces, are continuing their nationwide strike.

#IranianTruckersOnStrike
Oct 4, 2018 33 tweets 21 min read
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Let’s talk about @IshaanTharoor’s latest @WashingtonPost piece, providing you a biased image & depriving you of the truth about the status quo in #Iran.
washingtonpost.com/world/2018/10/… 2)
First of all, to understand why @IshaanTharoor would write such a piece, I would like to remind everyone that he is just another #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist whom I’ve debunked before.
Oct 2, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING
As relations sink to new lows, France declares asset freeze on #Iran's ministry of security and intelligence, according to AFP.

I wrote long ago that Tehran would be losing the support of Europe.
forbes.com/sites/heshmata… #BREAKING
France is seizing financial assets of two Iranians, parallel to others belonging to #Iran’s MOIS intelligence services.
French elite police also swooped a Muslim center & several residences north of the country.
reuters.com/article/us-fra…
Oct 1, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
#BREAKING
Germany agrees to extradite to Belgium a senior diplomat of #Iran's regime involved in a foiled terror bomb plot back in June intending to target an opposition rally in Paris.
abcnews.go.com/International/… 2)
"German prosecutors say Assadi, believed to be an intelligence agent, ordered a couple to attack the rally and had handed them the explosives at a June meeting in Luxembourg."
france24.com/en/20181001-ge…
Oct 1, 2018 19 tweets 16 min read
#BREAKING
#Iran's regime announces launching of missile attack into #Syria, claiming to target "militants" behind the Sep 22 attacks in #Ahvaz.
bbc.com/news/world-mid… 2)
Interesting how #Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is already reporting the attacks "killed and wounded" what it described as "militants."

Tehran is in desperate need to stage a show of force.

Therefore, it's propaganda machine will be bloating this.
english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle…
Sep 30, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Sep 30 - Zarrinshahr, central #Iran
Truckers continuing their nationwide strike, protesting:
-Low paychecks
-High spare parts prices
-Authorities not responding to their demands

#IranProtests Neka, northern #Iran
Thousands of truckers continuing their nationwide strike, showing true will to remain stead fast in this movement.

They are protesting:
-Low paychecks
-High spare parts prices
-Authorities not responding to their demands

#IranProtests
Sep 28, 2018 11 tweets 7 min read
#BREAKING
U.S. State Dept. @statedeptspox:
The U.S. stands with the Iranian people.
We call on all nations to support the Iranian people by not investing in Iran that supports the regime. #BREAKING
U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook:
#Iran's regime must be pressed for its human rights violations.
The so-called moderates represent a regime that continues to repress Iranians on a daily basis.
Iran's regime must stop persecuting civil society.
Sep 27, 2018 22 tweets 14 min read
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Let’s talk about Caleb T. Maupin (@calebmaupin), another #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist, who introduces himself as a “journalist.” 2)
Why am I discussing Maupin?
#Iran’s state-run “Youth Journalists Club,” affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) ran this story today:
“Young American bravely confronts members of the terrorist grouplet monafeqin outside the UN”
yjc.ir/fa/news/667998…
Sep 26, 2018 9 tweets 6 min read
#BREAKING
U.S. President Donald Trump in the UNSC on #Iran:
The Iranian regime is the leading state sponsor of terrorism, proliferates missiles across the Middle East.
The Iran deal provided cashes to the Iranian regime to develop missiles, support terrorism & foment chaos. #BREAKING
U.S. President Donald Trump in the UNSC on #Iran:
Sanctions on Iran will be in full force come early November.
Full force.
Anyone failing to comply will face severe consequences.
All UN members should work with the U.S. to ensure Iran changes it's behavior.
Sep 26, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
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.@jthallbeck says #Iran has a middle class of 50 million & its growing.

Let's talk about that. 2)
#Iran's own state-run ISNA news agency reported on September 5th:

"People form the middle class are falling into poverty"
isna.ir/news/970614070…
Sep 26, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
Despite the fact that 80% of #Iran's population lives in poverty, the state-controlled price of poultry is increasing today by 25%!

1 kg of poultry = 109,000 rials
Salary of average worker = 15-20 million rials/month
U.S. dollar reached 170,000 rials on Tuesday #BREAKING - #Iran
12:45 pm local time
U.S. dollar selling at 185,000 rials.

An average worker receives 15-20 million per month.
This equals to less than $110.

The mullahs have been devastating the country's economy for 39 years & counting...
Sep 25, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
#BREAKING
Watch U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks at the @UANI 2018 #Iran Summit.
dvidshub.net/webcast/17049 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
The world knows the truth that Iran's regime has no capacity for reform. Iran is truly an outlaw regime.
Just a few months ago, European authorities arrested Iranian operatives planning to bomb a political rally.
Sep 25, 2018 12 tweets 7 min read
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Let's take a short look at #Iran's regime president Hassan Rouhani resorting to hypocrisy at the UN General Assembly.

#UNGA 2)
"We are victims of terrorism!"

(Referring to the #AhvazAttack - Any questions about that being a false flag operation? Or just a coincidence prior to the #UNGA?)