The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to target four Hizballah-affiliated individuals who lead and coordinate the group’s operational, intelligence, and financial activities in Iraq. home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
2) Hizballah is a terrorist proxy for #Iran that seeks to undermine Iraqi sovereignty & destabilize the Middle East.
US is targeting terror facilitators who smuggle oil for Iran, raise funds for Hizballah & send fighters to Syria for the IRGC-Qods Force on behalf of Soleimani.
3) Sigal Mandelker, US Treasury Under Secretary:
“Treasury’s concerted actions aim to deny Hizballah’s clandestine attempts to exploit Iraq to launder funds, procure weapons, train fighters, and collect intelligence as a proxy for Iran."
Human rights activists are reporting the regime has executed 22 inmates in this city.
On Sep 24, the Intelligence Ministry said 22 individuals were arrested in relation to the Sep 22 military parade attack.
These 22 individuals were executed on Nov 8.
2) Ahvaz Intelligence Dept officials contacted the families of some these executed individuals informing them of their execution & having them pledge to not hold any gatherings or ceremonies.
3) Sources say authorities have refused to hand over the bodies to their families for proper burials.
The executions have been confirmed by officials at Ahvaz Central Prison & the city court, yet news agencies have not issued any reports.
Tehran has deployed armed security forces on the streets of Ahwaz(Ahvaz). It appears the regime fears mass unrests following US sanctions. So far, Iranian security forces have been deployed to four cities to confront any possible anti-establishment protest.
Anti-establishment protests are happening in Ahwaz. Protesters chanting “we have never seen this level of injustice, down with the dictator. We want our rights.” Heavily armed security forces attacked them after a few minutes. #Iran #IranUpdate
According to unverified reports from #Ahwaz,22 AhvaziArab activists were mass executed[without any trial]earlier today in #Iran.Developing reports indicate that families weren’t informed of these executions. It seems this was the reason behind deploying security forces.
#BREAKING Trump FIRES Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump asked him to submit letter of resignation. Let's remember Sessions did everything Trump wanted, even separated children at border. The ONLY reason Trump fired him: Sessions recused, didn't stop the Russia investigation.
Trump fired Sessions and replaced him with a man who has openly expressed hostility to the Mueller investigation. Matthew Whitaker wrote in 2017 that investigating Trump's financial ties to Russia is beyond Mueller's scope. Ridiculous then. Now dangerous. cnn.com/2017/08/06/opi…
CNN reports Kelly fired Sessions at Trump's request. Before the cray am press conference, at which Trump threatened Democrats who would do their oversight DUTY to investigate him, whipped Republicans who shunned him…and called a woman of color 'racist' for asking abt Nationalism
🚨MY MASTER THREAD of #Midterm2018 results analysis, including an array of data dives. Will the country chose to repudiate president Trump? Health care instead of the wall? RT & strap in, folks, tonight could be a wild ride. We get the first batch of results at around 6 PM ET.
Turnout has looked unprecedented for weeks now. Indications today that it could even beat these lofty expectations. At this point I think I’d buy for pickups in Tossup sub/urban seats like #TX07#TX32 and #TX26, but sell in more rural districts that have looked like reaches.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explaining new sanctions on #Iran.
Oil money will be going into a foreign bank account to only be used for humanitarian purposes.
These will be relentless sanctions, he added.
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin
We are imposing the highest pressure on #Iran's regime. Tehran will be facing mounting isolation until they end their malign activities. We are watching the Iranian regime with laser focus.
Nov 5 - Tehran, #Iran
Sources say home appliance stores in the Amin Hozoor shopping center are closed as a nationwide strike is launched. #IranProtests
Nov 5 - Gorgan, northern #Iran
Voice says most of the stores, especially in this Aftab shopping complex, are closed as owners are protesting skyrocketing prices & lowering purchasing power. #IranProtests
Nov 5 - Babol, northern #Iran
Sources say stores in the Rezvan marketplace are closed as owners are joining a nationwide strike. #IranProtests