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The nationwide strike by the teachers takes place as truck drives wage their own strike & the bazaar is protesting. The main problem is the Supreme Leader & the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (#IRGC) as they steal the wealth of the entire nation. Thus people call for #FreeIran
The teachers' strike is taking place, in addition to Capital Tehran, in Isfahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Hamedan, Sanandaj, Ilam, Ardebil, Baneh, Saqez, Babol, Sari, Yazd & Marivan to name a few. #Iranian_teachers_on_strike is the expansion of #IranUprising.
In many cities in #Iran, such as Isfahan and Shiraz, the students have joined the teachers in support of their demands. In some cities, like Sanandaj, the parents of the students have joined the teachers' strike. #Iranian_teachers_on_strike
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Excited to share my first piece in 18 months and in @ForeignPolicy, co-authored w/ Simon Miles, an assistant professor @DukeSanford, completing a book on US-Soviet relations during the early 1980s based on new Eastern bloc archival sources. 1/ foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/30/wha…
Context: @mike_giglio had an excellent piece last month on how the #Trump admin may be executing a strategy of "maximum pressure" against #Iran, partly inspired by the book "Victory" & its claim that Reagan used this strategy to defeat the Soviet Union. 2/ buzzfeednews.com/article/mikegi…
There's only one problem: "Victory" is not good history, to put it politely. The most basic critique is that the author didn't have access to US & Soviet archives when the book was published in 1994. You can find much harsher academic critiques online. 3/ amazon.com/dp/0871136333/…
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#Iran’s Air Corridor To Hezbollah: Background And Briefing On Latest Claims:
A Fars Air Qeshm flight Boeing 747 touched down in Beirut at 2:04 pm on October 16.
tsarizm.com/analysis/2018/…
Fars Air Qeshm’s Boeing 747 has been implicated before in suspicious activity. In September FoxNews also reported that the same plane had departed from an air force base in Tehran on July 9 and also stopped in Damascus before continuing on to Beirut.
#IranRegimeChange
#Iran using Beirut international airport to traffic weapons to Hezbollah. The Iranians are looking for new smuggling routes they think will be immune to air strikes.foxnews.com/world/irans-se…
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1. The #Iran Action Group created by @SecPompeo last month released its report. Iran's role in the region, which other administrations overlooked, appears to be under intense scrutiny. #Houthis in #Yemen have been identified alongside groups responsible for attacks against the US
2. The report stated that consequences of #Iran's meddling include its lethal ballistic missiles, which advanced its proxies military capabilities: "Yemen’s #Houthi militants have fired numerous ballistic missiles into #Saudi Arabia, including two directed at Riyadh in May 2018."
3. The report also indicated that since 2012: "#Iran has spent over $16 billion propping up the #Assad regime and supporting its other partners and proxies in #Syria, #Iraq, and #Yemen."
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All the forces killed in #terrorist attack on military parade in SW city of #Ahvaz are from #IRGC forces, at least 7 guards injured. 2 terrorists neutralized and 2 on the run. #Iran
This video shows moments following terrorist attack against military parade in #Ahvaz. #Iran tn.ai/1833698
According to Fars news agency 1 terrorist has been injured, another arrested following clashes with Iranian security forces in #Ahvaz, SW of #Iran.
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BREAKING - Likely #Israel airstrikes just hit a scientific research center - reportedly linked to the SSRC - in #Latakia.

#Assad regime air defenses were allegedly activated in multiple provinces: #Latakia, #Tartus, #Homs & #Hama.
Mabrouk #Assad - your invincible air defenses shot down an aircraft!

... a #Russia IL-20 reconnaissance plane was shot down over #Syria tonight - amid #Israel airstrikes in #Latakia.

#OwnGoal

Tonight’s developments vis-a-vis #Israel & Russia are a pretty big deal.

It would seem #Israel may have acted without giving #Moscow prior warning = big challenge to their prior arrangement.

Or, #Russia did know, but got attacked by their errant ally in #Damascus = humiliating.
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Iranian militias in #Syria
By the beginning of 2012, with the increasing peaceful demonstrations the #IRGC began to feel the danger to the regime of its ally Assad and the major schisms within the #Assad army. Opposition sources estimate the number of dissidents at 150,000.1/12
Because of Assad's field losses, Tehran gave orders to #Hezbollah terrorist militia to conduct military intervention to save #Assad. It was the first direct military presence of the militia in southern #Damascus and the vicinity of Damascus International Airport.2/12
#Iran #USA
Over time, the #IRGC has established a number of trained, financially and militarily supported militias from #Tehran that are spread over a number of Syrian provinces from #Aleppo to #Daraa.3/12
#Iran #Syria #USA #Israel #IDF #Russia
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Thread Upsum
#IRGC and #Hezbollah have trained hundreds of #SDF fighters who will be joining the #SAA offensive on the W. #Aleppo - #Saraqeb Axis. The deal was forged in August and immediately put to work.
It began back in July when an #SDF delegation met Gen. Ali Mamlouk in #Damascus. His coterie included the #SAA Coordination officer with #Iran-ian forces. He berated the SDF for dealing with Americans, called them “US agents” and asked them to "show loyalty" to #Syria.
Then, negotiations began when #SDF offered to take part in the forthcoming #Idlib offensive, as a way of building trust between both parties. In return, the #SAA would have to back up their claim for #Afrin. The idea sounded agreeable and tweaks began.
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#EXCLUSIVE | #Iran's secret weapons-smuggling air route to #Lebanon revealed by intel sources @FoxNews
fxn.ws/2N9ieQp
#Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian civil aviation company, is suspected of smuggling arms into #Lebanon, destined for the militant group #Hezbollah and #Iranian weapons factories.
On July 9, involved a #Boeing 747 that departed from an air force base in #Tehran, stopped for a short layover at the international airport in #Damascus, #Syria,
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Let’s talk about the recent European Union aid package, most likely pushed through by EU foreign policy chief @FedericaMog, intended for #Iran’s regime.
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-ira…
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“The European Union agreed 18 million euros ($20.8 million) in aid for Iran on Thursday, including for the private sector, to help offset the impact of U.S. sanctions and salvage a 2015 deal that saw Tehran limit its nuclear ambitions.”
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“It is part of a wider package of 50 million euros ($57.8 million) earmarked for Iran in the EU budget.”
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#BREAKING
Aug 11 - #Iran's Revolutionary Guards (#IRGC) units attacked members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) early Saturday morning, reports indicate.
This four-hour battle took place in the Kileshin heights in Oshnavieh of West Azerbaijan Province.
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#BREAKING
More than 200 IRGC members, backed by artillery fire, attacked a 12-man KDP group, leaving four IRGC and 8 KDP members killed, sources say.
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The IRGC claims it has destroyed a U.S.-linked terrorist group sought to enter #Iran.
KDP's members, however, are stationed inside Iran & involved in political activities.
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Preparations appear to be underway for a pro-#Assad offensive on #Idlib.

12hrs of on/off air & artillery strikes vs. southeastern & western #Idlib & northern #Hama - see marks on map (original by @ETANA_Syria + my additions).

+ multiple large pro-regime convoys moving north.
@ETANA_Syria #pt: If/when any major military campaign gets underway, expect the #Assad regime (+ #Russia & #Iran-backed militias) to focus on these 2 fronts:

1) West #Idlib (Jisr al-Shughour)
2) N. #Hama/#SE #Idlib (Latamineh, Khan Sheikhoun, Kafrazita)

-> a gradual push ‘inland’ & north.
@ETANA_Syria Very good by @theIRC’s @DMiliband:

- The West must “re-assert” itself & protect civilians in NW #Syria & as a backstop, safe-routes should be opened for civilians to flee into #Turkey.

- UNSC must demand full access to S #Syria; for aid, monitoring etc.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-w…
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A necessary reminder:

Various media outlets associated to #Iran's regime, such as @Tasnimnews_Fa, claim the Trump administration is taking measures to invalidate Iran's dollars.
tasnimnews.com/fa/news/1397/0…
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#Iran's objective in spreading such rumors is to install fear among the already panicking public & encourage them to sell their US dollars.
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Question:
Which government in the world would take measures to invalidate their own currency outside of their borders?

Furthermore, how do you even identify which dollars are located inside #Iran?
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August 7- Gohardashtو Karaj, near Tehran #Iran
Video shows authorities dispatching anti-riot vehicles, including at least one water cannon truck
#IranProtests
August 7- Gohardashtو Karaj, near Tehran #Iran
- Under the Gohardasht Bridge protesters are forcing security units to retreat, sources say.
- 3 IRGC Basij intelligence members were killed in Monday night's clashes. They were transferred to Madani Hospital.
#IranProtests
August 7- Tehran, #Iran
Vali Asr Ave
Video shows large number of security forces dispatched to confront possible protests.
#IranProtests are terrifying regime officials.
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August 6- #Mashhad, NE #Iran
This video shows numerous units of anti-riot police dispatched & placed on high alert to quell today's possible protests.
But #IranProtests continue at any cost.
August 6 - Eslamshahr, near Tehran #Iran
Source says police has closed this trailer in fear of protesters.
No state agents around this area, source adds.
This shows the regime's fear of Iranian people Protests
#IranProtests
August 6- #Karaj, near Tehran, #Iran
Explan:
Authorities have dispatched "Jammer" vehicles (seen in file photos) to disrupt all internet connections.
This shows the Iranian uprising against mullahs’ rule across the country has been grown up.
#IranProtests
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August 6
Tehran, #Iran
Beheshte Zahra Cemetery
Burial of Reza Otadi, a protester killed by #IRGC units during Friday night's protests in Karaj, west of Tehran.
Authorities prevented the family from holding any ceremonies.
#IranProtests
Reza Otadi's only tweet in Farsi with an English hashtag:

#IranRegimeChange
For freedom
For a better life
Peace
Economy & psychological security
Laughter without stress
August 6
Family & friends of Reza Otadi, a young protester murdered by #Iran's IRGC units in Karaj, east of Tehran, laid him to rest today in Tehran's Beheshte Zahra Cemetery.
Store-owners in Karaj put up posters expressing sympathy with the Otadi family.
RIP
#IranProtests
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#BreakingNews
August 5
Shiraz, #Iran
Sources say today's protests have begun in this city.
Seeking further confirmation.
#IranProtests
#BreakingNews
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
6 pm local time
Aladdin shopping center - Jomhouri Ave.
Wholesale store-owners on strike
Anti-riot units have been dispatched to quell the protests.

#IranProtests
#BreakingNews
August 5
Tehran, #Iran
6 pm local time
Source says anti-riot units have fired tear gas in this area.

#IranProtests
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#BREAKING
Eshtehard-Karaj, #Iran
First images of Saturday's protests.
Crowd chanting:
"No fear, we're all together"
#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 4
Shiraz, #Iran
Source says atmosphere in Zand Avenue is very tense, asking for others to join their ranks.

#IranProtests
#BREAKING
August 4
Shiraz, #Iran
Source says Authorities have dispatched IRGC Basij members from other cities of the province.
Zand & Dariush streets are packed with police & Basij units.
Half of the city's state police are dispatched to downtown Shiraz & are terrified.
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August 3 - Gohardasht - Karaj, #Iran
Protesters launching today's demonstration chanting:
"DEATH TO THE DICTATOR"
#Iranprotests #IranRegimeChange
August 3 - Gohardasht - #Karaj, near Tehran, #Iran
Protesters chanting:
"Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My life for Iran"
#IranProtests
August 3 - Gohardasht - #Karaj, near Tehran, #Iran
Despite the declared military rule by authorities in this city, brave people launching yet another anti-regime demonstration.
#IranProtests
@StateDept @usmissiongeneva @statedeptspox @SecPompeo
@nikkihaley @RealJamesWoods
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This is very important.

"Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, in unusually pointed language, called on President Hassan Rouhani to do more to prop up the rial after the currency fell to a historic low this week in anticipation of renewed U.S. sanctions."

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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You know the situation has become extremely intense when #Iran's #IRGC are calling on @HassanRouhani to take action about the currency plunge.

The IRGC controls much of the economy, answering only to Iranian Supreme Leader @khamenei.
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“The unique and extensive backing you benefited from in past weeks shouldn’t preclude you from taking revolutionary actions to control prices and prevent the enormous increase in the price of foreign currency and gold,” said IRGC chief Mohammad Ali Jafari in an open letter...
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Question for @wendyrsherman:
How much has #Iran's regime paid you to resort to such low measures & parrot their demands?

Here's a thought.
Stop doing the ruthless mullahs' bidding & stand alongside the people of Iran who are seeking #IranRegimeChange.

Shame on you if you don't.
One comes to this firm conclusion that @wendyrsherman is a die-hard #Iran apologist when the regime's state media cites her tweet in slander against US President @realDonaldTrump that has adopted a firm policy against Tehran's mullahs.
entekhab.ir/fa/news/421632…

#Shame
To @wendyrsherman:
@Tasnimnews_EN is the mouthpiece of #Iran's #IRGC Quds Force.
This "outlet" is rejoicing your tweet against US President @realDonaldTrump.
The more you defend your flawed #IranDeal, the more suspicious we become about your relations with the mullahs regime.
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#BREAKING

US President Donald Trump offers to meet with Iranian President Rouhani, without preconditions

Knowing #Iran's regime, they wouldn't dare enter such a meeting with Trump, knowing the end results would be humiliating.

Look at North Korea.

foxnews.com/politics/2018/…
.@SecPompeo supporting US President Donald Trump's move today makes me certain this was an initiative adopted in last Thursday's NSC meeting chaired by @AmbJohnBolton.
Mark my words: #Iran's regime is on the ropes, especially with #IranProtests escalating.
I think this is a good time to remind everyone about @JZarif saying the next US President (now Donald Trump) not being able to nix the #IranDeal "with a stroke of the pen."
Well, Zarif, Trump did.
And much more.
Now, are you man enough to sit down & talk?
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#Iran's #IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Suleimani
(notice the fear in his voice)
-describes US President Donald Trump as a "gambler"
-"we're very close to you, where you don't expect it"
-"this war will result in the destruction of all your assets"😂😇
Good for laughing 😂
In response to Suleimani's remarks, Iranians are sharing this image of IRGC dispatched for wargames to portray the "military might" of Iran's regime.
We should know mullahs are not only that bad player, but also big liars.
The threat of mullahs is a bluff that comes from their fear of #Trump serious actions.
#Iran's regime only understands a firm policy.
@realDonaldTrump @SecPompeo @AmbJohnBolton @nikkihaley
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#Iran's IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Suleimani
(notice the fear in his voice)

-describes US President Donald Trump as a "gambler"
-"we're very close to you, where you don't expect it"
-"this war will result in the destruction of all your assets"

(Audio & video not synced)
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-"you will start this war, but we will canvas its ending"

-"you shouldn't insult our president"
(proving @HassanRouhani is nothing but @khamenei_ir's puppet)

-"learn from your predecessor"
(showing he, too, misses @BarackObama)

His fear means #Winning
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In response to Suleimani's remarks, Iranians are sharing this image of #IRGC "submarines" dispatched for wargames to portray the "military might" of #Iran's regime.

( LOL! This is too good!)
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