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#BREAKING
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…
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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.
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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."
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Nov 13 - Teachers across #Iran are launching a new nationwide strike.

Saqqez
Sanandaj
Khomeini Shahr - Isfahan Province
Alborz - Fatemi Medical School
Nov 13 - Teachers across #Iran are launching a new nationwide strike.

Isfahan - 2nd district - Mottahari School
Yazd - Hosseini High School
Saveh
Saqqez
Nov 13 - Teachers across #Iran are launching a new nationwide strike.

Marivan - Nabi Akram Elementary School
Ardabil
Babol - Mottahari Elementary School
Ilam
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Let’s talk about the latest @NYTimes piece - this time written by @ntabrizy – repeating the lie that ordinary Iranians are losing access to medicine.
nytimes.com/2018/11/11/wor…
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FYI, back in May when U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, I debunked another a @NYTimes video presented by @ntabrizy.

That is why I consider her to be another #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist.
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For more knowledge about @ntabrizy, here’s a photo of her after interviewing @jzarif in his Manhattan home.

Notice how she is standing underneath the image of Iranian regime founder Khomeini & current supreme leader @khamenei_ir.
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#BREAKING
Reports indicate shells fired from Gaza injuring five Israelis

My take:
#Iran has ordered its proxies - Hamas & Islamic Jihad - to launch these attacks to save face as sanctions begin to cripple its regime.
#BREAKING
Raw footage provided by IDF shows the skies of southern Israel checkered with dozens of rockets being fired from Gaza.
More footage provided by IDF & officials saying 80+ rockets were fired from Gaza; several being intercepted.
IDF says "terror targets" are being hit in the Gaza Strip.
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@AlJazeera takes its gloves off & becomes a mouthpiece of #Iran’s regime.

#FakeNews

Of course, the contributors are four #Iran regime apologists/lobbyists:
@mashabani
@tparsi
@nargesbajoghli
@barbaraslavin1

aljazeera.com/programmes/lis…
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It becomes ridiculous when the piece uses the phrase #Iran’s “alleged missile and nuclear programmes.”

Even the Iranian regime itself acknowledges it has such programs.
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Here the authors make a U-turn & acknowledge #Iran does have a nuclear program.

And they show how they miss the Obama years…
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After seeing @tparsi tweeting this about a new so-called UN report, I obviously became suspicious and knew I had to take a good look.
ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
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I won’t get into the criteria of this so-called report as I have already debunked the author before in another thread after two #Iran apologists/lobbyists, @AliVaez & @tparsi, tweeted about a previous report of his.
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#Iran's regime has destroyed the country's economy for 39 years & counting.
Over 80% of the populace is under poverty, according to Deutsche Welle Persian.

And this was published in March, before Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
dw.com/fa-ir/%DB%B8%D…
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#BREAKING
Ahvaz, SW #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.
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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.
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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.
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Multiple bodies of international law ban the use of starvation as a weapon of war. Under the Rome Statute, it’s a war crime. #iran #sanctions
Art 8 ICC: “[i]ntentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including wilfully impeding relief supplies ...” constitutes a war crime in international armed conflicts.
Geneva Conventions Article 54(1) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provides: “Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited.”
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Just when you thought #FakeNews @WashingtonPost couldn't fall to a more embarrassing low, this outlet now becomes the mouthpiece of the #Iran-backed Houthi militias responsible for numerous atrocities.

Congrats WaPo!
washingtonpost.com/news/global-op…
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"a senior Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps officer became the first top official to confirm it is helping Yemen’s Houthi rebels fire rockets at Saudi Arabia’s oil interests"
jpost.com/Middle-East/Re…
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US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on #Iran's regime supplying missiles to the Houthis.
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Let’s talk about a recent @Guardian piece written by @a_merat regarding the #Iran opposition #MEK.

This piece depicts the mullahs’ fear of the MEK & how #MSM resorts to old #FakeNews in Tehran’s smear campaign.
theguardian.com/news/2018/nov/…
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“Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK”

This title is very similar to what you find in pro-#Iran regime media (known for its #FakeNews & smear campaign against the regime’s opposition).

Here’s one example:
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The author, Arron Reza Merat (@a_merat), was a Tehran correspondent for the Economist between 2011 and 2014. He has covered Iran for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and Vice News.

He leaves out the "Reza" part of his name to cover up his Iranian identity.
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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
#Breaking
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.
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Thread 👇triggered many questions:

1-How can Syrian leadership resume relations with #Saudi after its support of the Opp?

2-What about #Iran and will Tehran feel betrayed?

3-What about #Russia and how might this potential shift impact Turkish/Russian relations?

Answers ==>
2-On #Saudi : No question that Riyadh/Damascus rapprochement is difficult to foresee. Note that this shift is being led #UAE and not Saudi. Riyadh is expected to follow and yes, reluctantly. Damascus is just as easy about this given Saudi’s early support of the Opp. BUT ==>
3-When discussing Riyadh/Damascus, it’s critical to think about Qatari/Saudi schism. If forced to choose, who should Damascus side with? Answer: #Saudi . Why? #Qatar is ardent supporter of the Moslem Brotherhood (enemy of both Damascus & Riyadh). Doha is also still supporting Opp
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1) Let’s talk about a new @Reuters piece & how Parisa Hafezi (@PHREUTERS) is rushing to the support of #Iran’s regime, throwing a lifeline to the mullahs in their desperate time of need.

“Iran’s economy to suffer but likely ride out U.S. sanctions storm”
uk.reuters.com/article/us-ira…
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First, the article cites “deepening divisions” between Trump & Europe.

That is just scratching the surface.

Here is something interesting to debunk that claim:
forbes.com/sites/charlesw…
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@PHREUTERS then quotes “officials & analysts.”

“European diplomat who asked not to be further identified,” meaning this can be anybody.

(Signs of #FakeNews)
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US Special Representative for #Iran Brian Hook:
Iranian tankers are now a floating liability after new U.S. sanctions. Self-insured oil tankers are prone to accidents.
US Special Representative for #Iran Brian Hook:
International insurers will no longer be insuring Iranian tankers.
There is high risks in purchasing oil from Iran. Entities allowing Iran's tankers dock at their ports may be facilitating Iran's malign activities.
US Special Representative for #Iran Brian Hook:
Iranian tankers are turning off their signal transmitters, violating international law & posing grave risks and dangers. Up to a dozen Iranian tankers have turned off their transponders. Iran is trying to evade tankers.
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SIGNIFICANT:

#SYRIA #UAE #SAUDI ARE ON CUSP OF FORMING A NEW REGIONAL ALLIANCE TO DEFEAT THE IDEOLOGY AND EXPANSION OF THE MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD LONG CHAMPIONED AND SUPPORTED BY #QATAR #TURKEY

EXPECT REOPENING OF UAE EMBASSY IN DAMASCUS TO KICK START THE NEW REGIONAL SHIFT
2-This important shift comes on the back of intense and comprehensive meetings that took place recently in Abu Dhabi. The common objective of the parties is to stabilize #Syria and ensure the return of the secular state that existed prior to 2011.
3-There is no doubt that this new shift will create a challenge for Damascus when it comes to its relations with its long ally #Iran. At the same time, this shift will also be a perfect opportunity for Damascus to prove its independence when it comes to Foreign Policy
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While the title seems very bold against the U.S. & in favor of #Iran's regime, taking a deeper look sheds interesting light.

The "special purpose vehicle" is nothing but a "paper tiger"...
ft.com/content/e75b91…
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"But the EU, which along with China and Russia remains committed to the nuclear deal, is struggling with the limited tools at its disposal to fight the sanctions and facilitate continued trade with the Islamic republic."

#IranSanctions
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"Like almost all other EU states, France has so far received no exemptions for doing business with Iran. Leading French companies, including Peugeot parent PSA and oil group Total, have already announced plans to curb their Iran activities."

#IranSanctions
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They all produce video analysis for #Newsbud: Prof. Filip Kovacevic (covering Russia-Balkans-EU), Peter Lee. (China & Koreas & SE Asia), Nation’s Top Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead (Police State USA), Pye Ian (One Of the world’s top Econ/financial analysts), Kurt Nimmo...
Starting Next Week You’ll Find me There (Newsbud.com)- With several videos podcast shows on #Turkey, Mid East, Central Asia-Caucasus Reports & Analyses. For members only (we have an amazing community there making Ad-Free, Foundation/NGO-Free, independence Possible)
In addition to that I will provide Culture-Food-Travel segments from #Turkey (All over the country), #Greece, #Lebanon, #Italy, #Iran, #Spain ... Fun, Informative ... a kind of mix not found elsewhere.
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Nov 4 - #Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief Mohammad Ali Jafari said the US Embassy takeover/hostage-taking back in 1979 was pre-planned & had @khamenei_ir's approval.

news.mojahedin.org/i/%D8%A7%D8%B9…

[File Photo]
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"Through highly classified measures, arrangements were made for an anti-American rally to begin from [Tehran] university towards the [US Embassy]... a limited number of students & university officials were aware of the organized measures."
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"Only they knew the US Embassy would be attacked. When the crowd reached the university, with pre-planned measures, with the limited number of people who knew, they created an atmosphere to depict a very natural movement. Slogans were shouted to make everything look natural."
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2. Naive #Voters don't #Balance ANYTHING,
They create STAGNATION!
How do you get along with a #DemocratParty
With a PLAN to KILL America
That's labeled #DemsWillDestroyTheEconomy &
#DemocratsHateAmerica & #LiberalHypocrisy
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#VoteTuesday #ElectionEve #MondayMotivation #NRA
3. Who'd create an INTRICATE Plan to #BLOWUP 💥
#America that aren't ALSO labeled #DemocratsHateAmerica ?
How the HELL do you vote for a #DemocratParty that USED
🇦🇺+🇬🇧+ 🇺🇸 INTEL SERVICES to OVERTHROW #POTUS45 ?

#VoteTuesday #ElectionEve #MondayMorning #MondayMood #MondayThoughts
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Lost in much of the discussion surrounding the Trump admin's imposition of unilateral US sanctions against #Iran is the massive human suffering caused by his so-called "maximum pressure" campaign.
Make no mistake, the purpose of these sanctions isn't to gain leverage to advance some sort of diplomatic process aimed at compromise.

They're pressure for the sake of pressure, aimed at creating a destructive situation inside #Iran.
Trump's #Iran policy is firmly under the control of figures long opposed to US-Iran diplomacy in principle, a la John Bolton, Mike Pompeo & Brian Hook.

Trump has based his Iran policy on the wishes of his right-wing billionaire donors & his Saudi, Emirati, & Israeli friends.
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#BREAKING
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.

#SanctionsAreComing
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.

#SanctionsAreComing
Pompeo:
We understand #Iran is a threat to the US & we are determined to stop them.
Iran's Qassem Suleimani has American blood on his hands.
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What #Iran President Hassan Rouhani won't tell you is that the money from these temporary oil sales will go into an offshore bank account & usable for only humanitarian purposes.

#SanctionsAreComing
uk.reuters.com/article/us-ira…
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Two of the eight jurisdictions to be provided exemptions have promised to zero oil purchases from #Iran within a few weeks.

#SanctionsAreComing
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Diplomats say new EU mechanism to facilitate payments for Iranian oil exports should be legally in place by Nov. 4 but not operational until early next year.

They cautioned, however, that no country had volunteered to host the entity, which was delaying the process.
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#BREAKING
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
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I noticed many people believed that the exit of @HSBC & @UBS from Nigeria is because of the effectiveness of the ongoing war on corruption. It's not true, do not be deceived. Their exit from our country is not a good pointer to the confidence in our economy.

Here is why

Thread.
Since the collapse of the European empires, England, France, Germany, Spain & Portugal etc after the second world war due to their utter destruction, the empires started the to break up because the stress upon them is no longer bearable. Most overseas territories must be ceded.
The only standing power, with resources, military, and money is the U.S. Europe need to rebuild its infrastructure and institutions. So a meeting was convened at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire for a Monetary and Financial Conference. The U.S wanted to help Europe rebuild.
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