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Media,Middle East and COIN. Tweets in Farsi, Kurdish,Turkish,Arabic. Own views. RT#Endorsement
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Sep 30, 2018 22 tweets 7 min read
#Breaking
A few minutes ago in Kurdish city of Kermashan(Kermanshah) IRGC fired a few missiles to an unknown destination. Two of the missiles crashed near the city a few second after they were fired.
At least 8 missiles were fired. The missiles were fired from IRGC's base in Kermanshah called Shohada headquarters.
Sep 29, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
#THREAD/
Following Iranian media outlets, the @iaeaorg and international community should investigate @netanyahu's claim regarding Iran's secret atomic facility.
It is highly likely that the evidence provided by Netanyahu is reliable. 1/9
This was the video published by an Iranian website. It is interesting why these three men are asking people to not visit the location. In this video they repeatedly ask people to not try to visit the place because there is nothing. But they fail to show inside the building. 2/9
Sep 23, 2018 8 tweets 6 min read
Who was behind #AhvazAttack?
Another contradictory statement from spokesperson for armed forces:"Attackers didn't have military uniforms on them."But reports&footages published by Iranian media contradict him .
Ahwazi Movement rejects responsibility&claims IRGC was behind it. IS has published a video claiming its forces've conducted #AhvazAttack.ISIS claims the video was sent to them.Those speaking mention neither ISIS nor Ahvaz.Some claim an Ahwazi group might have cooperated with IS which can't be true cause none of Ahwazi groups focus is religion.
Sep 22, 2018 9 tweets 8 min read
#Thread
Be very careful about what you read about #AhvazAttack.
There are many fake news, unconfirmed reports, fabricated photos and photos taken for propaganda use.
For example @bbcpersian journalist @BahmanKalbasi claims a group has taken responsibility when it is not true.1/8 .@guardian journalist @SaeedKD mislead public opinion by writing 'children' were killed by 'terrorists'. And when you read his piece you only see there was one child and not children. But what the headline of the article suggests is very different to its context.2/8
Sep 22, 2018 26 tweets 18 min read
#IranUpdate
Patriotic Arab Democratic Movemen in Ahwaz many times warned IRI to stop discrimination,arrests&executions of Ahvazi Arabs. In response to IRI discrimination policies,Arab Struggle Movement attacked IRI forces,killed 9[including a high ranking general]&wounded 40. #IranUpdate
The attack on military parade targeted officials and generals who were watching the parade. No civilian casualties and the attack only targeted the location of officials and armed forces. 11 of IRI forces and officials have been killed and 60 wounded.
#Ahvaz
#Ahwaz
Sep 12, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
#IranUpdate
Kurdish opposition parties asked Kurds in Iran to go on strike to protest the execution of 6Kurdish political prisoners by the Islamic regime.Kurds responded to their calls,shops are closed&no one has been to work. Security forces threatened people but it didn’t work. All the Kurdish cities are on strike. To see the unity and how organised the Kurds are is unique. We haven’t seen this anywhere else in Iran. This should be taking Into consideration when it comes to confronting the Iranian regime. A united force is crucial.
#TwitterKurds
Aug 31, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
This is unacceptable and @AJEnglish must apologise.
In this programme by @AJENews its Tehran team has distorted what an Iranian guy says and Aljazeera fabricates lies and has completely changed the words to mislead people around the globe.
[0:55 to 1:05]Man speaking Farsi:"This medical centre has been very helpful. We don't usually receive treatment at this centre.The hospital we go to is in a different place but this centre now helps us."
This man does not even mention sanctions or the Americans neither politics.
Aug 25, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
#IranUpdate,
In Kurdish city of Mariwan(Marivan) IRGC forces killed four environmental activists who were members of Green Chya Association.
According to some local reports Iran has a secret nuclear site in #Mariwan. #Iran had repeatedly refused IAEA's requests to visit Marivan. Tens of thousands in Kurdish city of Mariwan condemning the brutality of the IRGC, protesting, started marching and chanting " martyrs don't die, if you want the country then come and join us."
Kurdish women are leading the protests.

#TwitterKurds
Aug 15, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
THREAD on Norway Fisheries Minister, his Iranian girl friend and their trip to Iran. I think the investigating Iranian girl started by the Norway's intelligence agency is very important. Is she an Iranian spy? 1/14
ndtv.com/world-news/nor… Bahareh Letnes apparently at 13 all on her own goes to Norway, claims asylum and after a few years she manages to establish a company which directly work on import and export[oil, gas, food etc] from and to Iran. The thread is based on her interview.2/14
Aug 12, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
THREAD/
PKK's Iranian branch has published its Plans of Action Map which includes ten suggestions to unite Kurdish Parties in Iran:

"1.Joint commission formed from intellectuals and experts to sort Kurdish parties disagreements(It was my suggestion). 1/6 2.Establishing a National-Democratic council to monitor Kurdish parties' practical steps. And all the parties must be responsive to the council's decisions.

3. Forming a national army without any party having the upper hand to defend the Kurds. 2/6

#ڕۆژهه‌ڵات
Aug 11, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
#IranUpdate,
Tehran Bazar is starting a strike again. Security forces are trying to prevent middle class of spreading their protests and strike. Those who are on strike asking "everyone to join."

In two months time/maybe less we will see much larger protests in central Iran. #IranUpdate
Another part of Tehran Bazar has joined the strike.
(Manoucherhrkhani district)
Aug 5, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
THREAD,

If StopMeddlingInIran&ShutUpTrump hashtags were tweeted by 'ordinary Iranians' as you claim @peterson__scott then why only 15.38% of ShutUpTrump tweeted hashtag were from Iran?
Follow this as it gets deeper than many think.1/4
Percentage by country for hashtag StopMeddlingInIran:
Iran: 53.33%
Yemen: 4.88%
Russia:2.44%
France:4.88%
Denmark:7.32%
Sweden: 2.44%
Belgum:2.44%
Canada:9.76%
US:9.76%
In total 63700 tweets. 60% of the accounts have used the same hashtag in their tweets up to 42 times.
2/4
Aug 3, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
THREAD on #IranUpdate and possibilities. The Third Current movement[a new movement formed by young leaders with different backgrounds]asked Iranians to start cross country protests. People responded positively and protests kicked off on 31st of July. 1/16
It appears for the first time one group has influence inside Iran to guide people and current protests are very different than last ones in DEC-JAN. However, only central parts of Iran have joined the anti regime protests. Kurds, Azaris,Ahwazi Arabs&Balouchis have not joined.2/16
Jul 30, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
THREAD,
Reforms in Iran by so called 'moderates' and 'reformists' in the past 20 years and their responses to questions on 'hardliners' policies:
Q.Why is IRGC conducting terrorist operations and helped Assad to massacre Syrians?
Reformists/Moderates(R/M): We are all IRGC.
1 Q.Why is IRI interferes in other countries affairs and wastes country's financial resources on this instead of serving the people?
R/M: We are from the region but US is not. Regional affairs are our affairs.
2
Jul 29, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
#IranUpdate,9 days to see the effect of first wave of sanctions.However,Iranian Rial continues to lose its value before sanctions start to weaken the IRI.
Today one Dollar is 107000 Rial.Price of dairy products yesterday increased by 32% as 73% of fodder etc in Iran are imported. Due to tanker drivers strike across the country in some cities petrol stations have no fuel to sell.On top of this the gov has decided to increase the price of fuel by 25% which would make the people even more angry.Iran imports 19% of its fuel.
Yesteday,Khash(Sistan&Baluchestan)
Jul 23, 2018 18 tweets 8 min read
[THREAD] Can IRI block the strait of Hormuz?
The short answer is no. It may not be as easy as it was for the US in 1988 to reopen it but without deploying any troops Trump could open the strait. Plus other gulf countries won't tolerate such act by IRI. IRI will lose.
1/18 Everyday more than 20mb of oil are transported through the strait of Hormuz which represents 1/5 of world's oil production.During Iraq-Iran war,Iran tried to cut off Iraq's oil shipment by placing mines which hit the US instead of Iraq 1988. 2/18
Jul 22, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
#IranUpdate,
In front of the parliament protesters condemning their low pensionaries.They claim they were promised a higher amount when they paid tax etc.More protesters are joining.

In #Shiraz protests have also started&ppl are chanting anti corruption&establishment slogans. More protesters are joining in Tehran. They are chanting "inefficient parliament must be shut down."
Jul 12, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
زانیاری گرنگ كه‌ پێویسته‌ ڕۆژنامه‌نووسه‌ كورده‌كان ئاگادار بن به‌ تایبه‌تی @Javanmardi75. تكایه‌ به‌ڵاوی كه‌نه‌وه‌ چونكه‌ ئێران خه‌ریكی یاری كردن به‌ كورده‌. ئه‌م زانیارییانه‌ كه‌ كاك عه‌لی به‌ڵاوی كردووه‌ته‌وه‌ له‌ لای ئێران هاتتوه‌. لینك لایڤی كاك عه‌لی
bit.ly/2KUDoRO من نزیك ٣مانگ پێش ئێستا زانیاریم پێگه‌یشت كه‌ شێرزاد كه‌مانگه‌ر خۆی ته‌سلیمی ئێران كردووه‌.
به‌ڵگه‌:من ئه‌و نامانه‌م بۆ زۆر كه‌س هه‌نارد كه‌وا شێرزاد كه‌مانگه‌ر برای فه‌رزاد كه‌مانگه‌ر ئه‌وانی ده‌ناسی وه‌كوو كه‌سانێك كه‌ كاری مه‌ده‌نی ده‌كه‌ن و چالاكن.
Jul 12, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
مصاحبه‌ رو نگاه كردم و چند نكته‌ كه‌ به‌ نظرم یك سیاستمدار[و كسی كه‌ ادعای مخالفت با نظام ج.ا را دارد]باید مد نظر داشته‌ باشد:
١.در شان یك سیاستمدار نیست كه‌ az الفاظ رقیق &زمخت استفاده‌ كند:'اولین تیر را دربكنید ببینین چه‌ پدری ازتون درمیارن.'@PahlaviReza ٢.یكی از موفقیتهای نظام در طول ٤٠ سال این بوده‌ كه‌ توانسته‌ یك رژیم ترس و وحشت از خود را در بین مردم نهادینه‌ كند. اساسی ترین دلیلی كه‌ مردم به‌ صورت یكپارچه‌ و متحد به‌ خیابانها نمیریزند وزود همین ترس از نیروهای سركوبگر است. در واقع سخنان ایشان ناخواسته‌ به‌ خدمت نظام درمی اید.
Jul 12, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
#THREAD,
#IranUpdate,
#PKK's Iranian branch(#KODAR-#PJAK) published their project for future of #Iran.Mostly is theoretical arguments taken from Abdullah Ocalan's books about history, politics,revolution&democratic nation.
Here are the bullet points: 1/5
*PJAK wants "the rights of all nations in Iran(Fars,Azari,Kurds,Ahwazi Arabs,Balouch etc) in a democratic Iran to be guaranteed&rejects any independence efforts.
*PJAK claims US & Europe want to turn Iran into another Syria which PJAK wants to stand against such efforts.2/5
Jul 12, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
#THREAD, #IranUpdate
This statement is very important.PKK's Iranian branch is the most organised opposition group inside Iran followed by other Kurdish parties,Ahwazi Arabs(3 MOG),Balouchis(mostly underground but very organised called SAHAB).1/10
Azari people who are mainly organised by NGOs(based in uni&abroad)but they may find support in possible changes in Iran by Turkey and Azerbaijan.
The difference between these groups is that PKK's branch(PJAK)has a significant armed forces positioned inside&outside of Iran.2/10