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"IRAN SAYS IT HAS A NEW TANK THAT EQUALS THE BEST IN THE WORLD"

This is #Iran's regime desperately needing to save face as crises escalate across the board for Tehran's mullahs.
jpost.com/Middle-East/Ir…
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#Iran's regime is known for it's #FakeNews.

"Iran Says It Will Build, Upgrade As Many As 800 Battle Tanks"
rferl.org/a/iran-says-it…

At first, one thinks WOW! Iran's regime is powerful!
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When you actually read the piece you see this:

"In remarks quoted on July 18 by Iran’s Tasnim news agency, Mozaffarinia did not specify the type of tanks he was referring to or how many would be newly built compared to how many would be upgraded."
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#BREAKING
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Reports indicate Syrian air defense units are responding to possible Israeli missile strikes near Damascus.
If confirmed, this would be a rare daytime Israeli attack against the #Iran-backed Syrian regime & possible militia positions.
Israeli warplanes circulating.
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Israel's Iron Dome system intercepted a rocket was fired towards the northern Golan Heights.
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Possible Israeli strikes reportedly forced a Mahan Air flight from #Iran to turn back. Reports show the plane may be attempting to return to Damascus .
Iran routinely uses Mahan Air to deliver weapons to Syria.
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Although Shia Islam is widely associated with #Iran , it’s important to note that Shia’s origin is very much Arabian than Persian. #Cairo itself was built by the Fatimits (Shias whose name is linked to the Prophet’s daughter Fatima)
Fatimid caliphate Al-Mu'izz is credited with commissioning the invention of the fountain pen after having grown tired of getting ink on his fingers & cloths and In 974 the first fountain pen was born
Fatimids were very tolerant of other religions & sects. The Caliphate al-Aziz appointed a Christian as one of his main viziers, a Jewish governor for #Syria / #Palestine . He was also married to Christian Russian woman. #Cairo prospered during such religious tolerance
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July 1978, NYT: SAVAK is both ubiquitous and ineffective; "many" #Iran protesters "express pro-American sentiments" and credit Jimmy Carter with forcing the #Shah's liberalization program [which began before Carter took office]; Bazargan quoted throughout cia.gov/library/readin…
September 1978: Gregory F. Rose suggests that the #Shah's government and secret police operated a more repressive system than the KGB in the Soviet Union. cia.gov/library/readin… This was the kind of nonsense being widely printed at the time.
September 1980: CIA report on the "disappearance" of Imam Musa al-Sadr; doesn't know much and even now has not redacted huge parts of it: cia.gov/library/readin…
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Thanks to Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) & his army of followers, I just gained a bunch myself. Allow me to introduce myself— My name is Seamus (shay-mus - like Sean). I’m an associate director of research (and author) at the Gov’t Accountability Institute g-a-i.org
I have worked with @peterschweizer of 4 of his NY Times best sellers. Our mission is to INVESTIGATE AND EXPOSE CRONY CAPITALISM, MISUSE OF TAXPAYER MONIES, AND OTHER GOVERNMENTAL CORRUPTION OR MALFEASANCE.
The first Schweizer book I worked on was called Throw Them All Out (2011) which exposed INSIDER TRADING in Congress (paging @SpeakerPelosi) and led to the passage of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.
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You know #Iran’s regime is deeply concerned when their leading apologist/lobbyist @tparsi desperately tweets & RTs old & debunked lies.

Interesting is how Parsi draws all attention to the principal Iran opposition organization PMOI/MEK (@mojahedineng).
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For those not familiar with @tparsi, he is the founder of @NIACouncil, the known #Iran apologist/lobbyist group in the U.S.

He repeats talking points provided by Iranian FM @JZarif who also focuses on the MEK & Tirana.
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And here’s a video showing how @tparsi repeats the talking points of @JZarif.
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Near Karun River
Khuzestan, southwest #Iran

Thanks to 40 years of mullahs' rule...

#TenYearChallenge
Zayandehrud River
Isfahan, central #Iran
Sign reads: "No Swimming!"

Thanks to the mullahs' regime...

#TenYearChallenge
Car prices have risen reasonably in the past decade.

In #Iran under the corrupt mullahs' rule, prices have skyrocketed.

2009 - 70 mn rials = $1,700
2019 - 370 mn rials = $8,810

#TenYearChallenge
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The legacy of #Iran’s presidents since 1979 shows almost 40 years of bloodshed, suppression and corruption, which has left 80% of the population under the line of poverty.

40 year legacy of Iran’s presidents irannewswire.org/40-year-legacy…
40 year legacy of #Iran’s presidents
Each president came to power with a diverse slogan they believed appealed to the public, yet they all shared one goal; to keep the regime in power no matter what. After all,they had all sworn to & answered only to Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.
Seyed Ali Khamenei
The current Supreme Leader of Iran was the president during the height of the Iran-Iraq war. The war lead to the death and injury of around 2 million Iranians including tens of thousands of child soldiers used to clear minefields.
bit.ly/2TYCP9U
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1. And now I'm going to tell a story. Another false flag. This time is to force @POTUS not to take the US army out of #Syria.
They already have a lot of experience (8 years) to make chemical attacks to accuse the Syrian government.
OH, and they even have a manual.🧐😲🤨
@RandPaul
2. ISIS terrorist? 😲Seriously?🤨 Have they investigated? 🤓And they already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed & 19 injured by the explosion. US official: 4 US army Killed & 3 US army wounded.
aml.ink/Vstv5
3. ISIS took responsability?😲Seriously?🤨Have they investigated?🤓They already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took responsibility for the attack that reportedly targeted the US-led coalition’s patrol.
aml.ink/QrEkD
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Let’s take a look at a statement issued by @codepink & @medeabenjamin (apologists/lobbyists of the mullahs) rushing to the support of #Iran’s regime in the face of the Feb 13-14 Warsaw conference.

(BTW, I’m only sharing this image to be fair.)
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Looking at the text.

It’s quite interesting how @codepink & @medeabenjamin talk about “conflict” without ever mentioning the history of #Iran’s regime of fueling “conflict” across the region for four decades now.
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@codepink & @medeabenjamin are die-hard supporters of the highly flawed 2015 #Iran nuclear deal that Obama considered his foreign policy legacy & saved a regime known as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

My thoughts on Obama…
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#BREAKING
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan releasing the #MissileDefenseReview.

#Iran's missile capabilities are a concern.
We see what you are doing & we are taking action.

#BREAKING
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence:
Peace is achieved through strength.
#BREAKING
U.S. President Donald Trump:
We're talking defense and we're also talking offense.
The Iranian regime tested a space launch vehicle which failed. They can use the info to pursue ICBM capability & reaching the U.S. That's not going to happen.
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THREAD - #IranProtests
January 17

Asaluyeh, S #Iran
Third day of petrochemical employees on strike, protesting delayed paychecks.
Jan 17 - Kermanshah, W #Iran
City rail workers (metro) protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past seven months.
#IranProtests
Jan 17 - Fouladshahr, central #Iran
People who purchased homes seven years ago from the Mehr Housing Co. are demanding their homes.
#IranProtests
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THREAD - #IranProtests
January 16

Tehran, #Iran
Saipa & Iran Khodro car purchasers rallying outside the Ministry of Industries, Mines & Trade, protesting the skyrocketing of their pre-purchased cars.
Jan 16 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
City railway employees rallying outside the company office, protesting paycheck delays & not receiving answers to their demands.
#IranProtests
Jan 16 - Asaluyeh, S #Iran
RAMPCO petrochemical employees rallying & protesting their paychecks being delayed for the past five months.
#IranProtests
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#BREAKING
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Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor of Press TV, an English mouthpiece of #Iran's regime, has been detained in the U.S.
bit.ly/2SSHNEO

My take:
Hashemi is an Iranian regime operative in the U.S. under the cover of a "journalist."
See next tweet for more explanation.
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Former Iranian intelligence chief Ali Fallahian explains how #Iran's regime dispatches reporters & journalists abroad to gather information for the regime's Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS).
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On Tuesday, German authorities arrested and Afghan-German who stands accused of sending intelligence to #Iran's regime.
voanews.com/a/afghan-germa…
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The map of Syria
Turkish President #Erdogan will meet with his Russian counterpart on January 23 to discuss the future of the Syrian east and the city of Manbij. This comes after a telephone conversation between Erdogan and #Trump before yesterday.1/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia
With the scrutiny of the Turkish, American, Kurdish and Russian military movements in the Syrian east and its surroundings, it is now possible to develop a scenario that will be closest to what will be the map of the Syrian East.2/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia #Iran #Israel
In a secret visit to #Ankara a few days ago, a Syrian delegation led by Ahmed al-#Jarba, a leader of a military group of Arabs supported by the International Coalition and #Washington, arrived from the areas of #SDF.3/12
#Syria #Turkey #USA #Russia #Iran #Israel
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1- "#Turkey uses a special vocabulary 2describe #Kurdish movements&their members,using terms such as“rioters", "saboteurs-atheists”, “separatists-terrorists”, “traitors”, “remnants of Armenians”, “a 2nd Israel”, “reactionaries-communists”, “infidels-enemies of God”etc"!
> #Kurds
2- #Iraq Fm 1979-2003,Saddam presided over killing of +182.000 #Kurds –leading genocidal"Anfal Operations”, multi-stage campaign of mass murder&displacement of ppl,used chemical weapons against Kurds in Halabja 1988.Saddam’s war led2 destruction of 100's Kurdish villages&towns"!
3- #Iran Ayatollah #Khomeini, founder of Islamic regime of Iran, also claimed tt he was not “against #Kurds" but only fighting “enemies of...Allah” in #Kurdistan!During his war on Kurds,Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (#IRGC) committed tens of massacres against Kurdish ppl.."!
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Thread:

The following is an overview of human rights violations in #Iran on Jan 14th, 2019 based on the information compiled & verified by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).
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5 border porters have been shot & 3 others injured by border patrol in #IIran.
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Ali Rabiei, the former labor minister, shows concerns about protests in 160 cities in January 2018. He added that people’s dissatisfaction, injustice, & dysfunctional politics caused these uprisings.
irannewswire.org/security-force…
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Jan 15 - Rasht, N #Iran
Clients of the Caspian credit firm (linked to the Revolutionary Guards - IRGC) are rallying & demanding their stolen life savings returned.
#IranProtests
Jan 15 - Yazd, central #Iran
Teachers rallying outside the governor's office, protesting schools' mismanagement & not receiving their full paychecks/pensions.
These teachers have not received their paychecks for the past 9 months.
#IranProtests
Jan 15 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
City rail-workers rallying outside the company office, protesting paycheck delays & poor working conditions.
#IranProtests
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THREAD

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Let’s talk about Joe Cirincione (@Cirincione), a known #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist, and his latest desperate attempt to provide life support for #Iran’s regime through an article in @DefenseOne.
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@Cirincione is a regular on #FakeNews media outlets such as @CNN, @MSNBC & @BBC.
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@Cirincione has very close relations with Trita Parsi (@tparsi), a very well-known, die hard #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist.
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#BREAKING
Satellite images showing #Iran's regime in the final stages of a satellite launch preparation process at the Imam Khomeini Space Center.

Credit to:
ISI
@kann_news
@AmichaiStein1
#BREAKING
#Iran's state media outlets reporting satellite not reaching orbit after failing to accumulate enough velocity.

(File Photo)
"The rocket carrying the Payam satellite failed to reach the 'necessary speed' in the third stage of its launch, Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi told Iranian state television."
#Iran
time.com/5502949/iran-l…
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THREAD: 1) Today Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe & Narges Mohammadi began a hunger strike in #Iran's Evin Prison for access to medical care. They announced it in an open letter last week, giving the authorities ample time to respond: iranhumanrights.org/2019/01/open-l… #FreeNazanin #FreeNarges
2) Iran's authorities punished them by cancelling Nazanin's phone calls with her husband and Narges' phone calls with her children, limiting Nazanin's food rations, and limiting call times for everyone in the Women's Ward of Evin Prison independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…
3) In a selfless act of solidarity, two fellow political prisoners, prominent defense attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh and Baha'i faith member Azita Rafizadeh also refused their calls iranhumanrights.org/2019/01/nasrin…
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THREAD - #IranProtests
January 14

Tehran, #Iran
Teachers rallying outside Teachers Retirement Organization, protesting poor insurance.
Jan 14 - Tehran, #Iran
People who purchased vehicles from Saipa & Iran Khodro are seen rallying outside the Ministry of Industry, Mining & Trade, protesting skyrocketing prices & monopoly practices by regime officials.
#IranProtests
Jan 14 - Mashhad, NE #Iran
Clients of the Caspian credit firm (linked to the Revolutionary Guards - IRGC) rallying outside the Pamchal branch, protesting regime officials stealing their life savings.
#IranProtests
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#BREAKING
Video footage of the Kyrgyz Boeing 707 cargo plane crashing near the city of Shahriar, west of Tehran, #Iran.
10 on board reportedly killed.
The plane was from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
#Iran army spokesman claims the Kyrgystan plane was carrying "meat" to "support the Iranian people and our country's economy."

Ps:
The Iranian state run news agency are covering up the truth.
The truth eventually come out.
Here is #Iran .
A plane instead of landing at the airport,landed at a a house.
A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane carrying meat crashed while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said.
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#BREAKING
Jan 14 - Shahriar, Tehran Province, #Iran
Reports indicate a Boeing 707 cargo plane with 10 on board, has crashed near a city west of the Iranian capital.
The plane was from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
#BREAKING
AP citing Iranian state TV - Boeing 707 Kyrgyz cargo plane crashes west of Tehran amid severe weather, 10 crew feared killed
#BREAKING
More images of the Kyrgyz cargo plane crashing west of Tehran, #Iran, at 8:30 am local time.

Iranian media: Authorities dispatching many emergency teams.

My take:
This is suspicious & the regime could be attempting to quarantine the area to cloak the cargo's nature.
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