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It's clear that the intention of this Belgian bill👇from #Iran perspective, will be the release from prison of their ex diplomat, Assadollah Assadi & his 3 co-conspirators, sentenced to long terms of imprisonment for acts of terrorism.
#DontFreeTerrorists… Image
If these prisoners are allowed to return to #Iran, their release would make a complete mockery of justice & send the clearest signal to the Iranian regime that they can conduct terrorist attacks in Europe with impunity.
This concept is scandalous & must be stopped.

Two senior members of the ISJ @GiulioTerzi & @STRUANSTEVENSON, were plaintiffs in the trial of Assadi, having attended the rally in Villepinte, targeted by the #Iranian terrorists.

@claire_hugon @GuillaumeDef @Koen_Geens1 @SVHecke ImageImage
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Ancient Iranian Devices, Insignia & Monograms
نشان های کهن ایرانی

One of the most enigmatic, least studied aspects of #Iranian history & culture

Check this thread out to find out more, and please #retweet & share. You won't find all this info elsewhere!

🧵⤵️⚡️ Images partly from
I might one day turn this into a paper. But for now, let's look at this really cool part of our history! I am so excited!!

What I will call "devices" are abstract signs, seals... that got progressively more complex by end of #Sasanian era. They are also called #Tamga (or tamgha)
Tamga from Turkish. In Middle Persian and modern Persian, the word would be Nishaan or Neshaan ( Ossetian gakk)

These have an amazing and long history. They might have started as signs for cattle, later for clans & families. Were used by people across Eurasia
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Exclusive Report: 48th US Vice President @Mike_Pence Meets NCRI’s @Maryam_Rajavi, Visits Ashraf 3 in #Albania…
"Fmr. Vice @Mike_Pence: "I traveled more than 5,000 miles from #Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the #Iranian people from decades of tyranny & the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous & democratic #Iran." 1/15…"
"I can say with certainty that the #American people support your goal of establishing a secular, #democratic, nonnuclear #Iranian republic that derives its powers from the consent of the governed." 2/15…
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Fmr. Vice @Mike_Pence: "I traveled more than 5,000 miles from my home in #Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the #Iranian people from decades of tyranny, and the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous and democratic #Iran." ImageImageImageImage
@Mike_Pence "I can say with certainty that the #American people support your goal of establishing a secular, #democratic, nonnuclear #Iranian republic that derives its just powers from the consent of the
@Mike_Pence "Under the Trump-Pence administration, I am proud that #America did not turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the #Iranian people, and we did not remain silent in the face of the Iranian regime’s countless atrocities."
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#Persian Rugs, #Carpets, Weaving

This one is near & dear to my heart, so I will also share a poem I wrote many years ago about my grandfather who started weaving carpets in retirement :)

🧵⤵️ Houston Museum of Fine Arts, via
We talked about textiles in ancient Persia before, and here I will include some samples to look at their design elements, and some that have been confirmed to be varieties of carpets from #Sasanian era, or early Islamic era

Now parts of the poem :)

... I woke up and saw the silhouette
of a man creating a scene
so I passed the glass between us
and watched for hours.
this time it was a dervish on one
side of the river and lovers
on the other side pouring their wine
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Urgent | #Iranian Revolutionary Guards: Assassination of Colonel Sayyad Khadayi is a terrorist operation behind which entities affiliated with global arrogance

Urgent | #Iranian Revolutionary Guards:
Colonel Sayyad Khodayi participated in the ongoing war in #Syria

Urgent | #Iranian Revolutionary Guards: Colonel Khodaye was targeted by militants affiliated with the global arrogance and opponents
of the #Iranian regime

Urgent | #Iranian Revolutionary Guards: Dismantling a cell linked to #Israel and the Mossad

Urgent | #Iran's Revolutionary Guard announces the dismantling of a cell linked to
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I’ve learned so much about #Iran’s geography from the last 5 years of anti-regime popular protests. Even now during the most recent protests I learn about towns I never heard of before. And I disagree that only protests in large cities such as the capital Tehran matter.
#Iran is a large country of 85 million people and constant protests are bound to exhaust & demoralize the security forces if they spread far & wide. And in some smaller towns we’ve seen the Basij headquarters fall to the protesters.
At the same time, it’s hard to see how scattered & spontaneous protests & strikes can succeed if there aren’t millions of people on the streets at the same time. The regime is effective at disrupting the protests by arresting key leaders & disrupting communications.
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests in several cities of #Iran for the fifth consecutive night. This is Shahrekord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, people can be seen protesting the regime over the increase of food prices.
#Iran's Islamic Regime has deployed hundreds of security forces to the streets of #Tehran due to their fear of the eruption of anti-regime protests in the capital city. This footage is recorded in Sadeqiyeh square of #Tehran.
Anti-regime protest in Surshjan, a small city in Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of #Iran. Security forces attacked the protesters an hour ago.
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests across #Iran. Security forces are permitted by Dictator #Khamenei to use lethal weapons against the protesters. Protesters drive their cars in-order to block the orads on security forces. Video from #KhorramAbad this afternoon👇
Thi is #Borujerd, Lorestan Province in western #Iran, security forces have dispersed protesters but people continue their anti-regime protest in main streets of their city.
#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests are spreading across #Iran over the increase of food prices by the regime. This is Surshjan, in Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. People can be seen chanting slogans against Shiite clerics.
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#BREAKING: Happened an hour ago! Tens of protesters are killed or wounded after #Basij paramilitary forces of #IRGC opened fire at them in #Hafshejan, a city in Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of #Iran.
This is how it was started two hours ago. A group of people in the city of #Hafshejan started protesting against #Iranian Islamic Regime over the increase of prices of goods. Then #Basij paramilitary forces riding their bikes attacked the protesters.
A few minutes later, the Special Forces of Police arrived and began suppressing protesters. You can see them on their pick-up trucks during their arrival at the city center. Protesters can be heard chanting "Death to Raisi" (president of the Iranian regime).
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Anti-regime protests start in Quchan, Razavi Khorasan province, #Iran.
Anti-regime protests start in Sureshjan, Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province, #Iran.
زبون به این کلفتی
کو آب برق مفتی
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#BREAKING: For the second consecutive night, Iranians have come to streets of their cities to protest #Iran's regime over the rise of prices of goods. This video recorded in #Dorud shows security forces using tear gas to disperse the crowd of protesters.
In a small city called Junqan at Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, the peaceful protest turned into a riot after the security forces of #Iranian regime started brutally suppressing protesters.
#BREAKING: I just received this footage from someone in city of #Kermanshah. Anti-regime protests in this city in west of #Iran just started.
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#BREAKING: Panic buying across #Iran as #Iranian regime has increased price of goods. This happens just a few days after the regime reached capability of building its first Nuclear weapon. Last week, the regime also arrested several European tourists to use them as hostages.
People are now looting shopping malls across city of #Qazvin as the #Iranian regime announced that they are going to lift the limitations on price of all goods. (Allowing them to get increased). Nationwide protestrs against the regime is expected.
Long queues in front of shopping malls and hyper markets as the price of flour, bread and cooking oil is on the rise.
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یخچل___قدیم ریفریجریٹر
Yakhchal__ #Ancient Refrigerator
400 سال قبل مسیح___فارس (ایران)
یخچل فارسی کا لفظ ھے یعنی برف محفوظ کرنے کے گڑھے یعنی "Ice Storage".
ایرانی شکل کے ان یخچل کو 400 ق م فارسی انجینئروں نےموسم گرما میں صحرا میں برف کو ذخیرہ کرنےکی تکنیک کو ایجاد
یہ قدیم ریفریجریٹرز بنیادی طور پر ایران کے گرم، خشک ریگستانی آب و ہوا میں گرمیوں میں برف کو ذخیرہ کرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ کھانے پینے کی اشیاء کو ذخیرہ کرنے کے لیے استعمال کیے جاتے تھے۔
لیکن صحرا میں برف کہاں سے؟
برف کو سردیوں کے دوران قریبی پہاڑوں سے بڑی مقدار میں لایا جاتا تھا،
اور اسے یخچل میں محفوظ کیا جاتا تھا۔
اوپری، ڈھانچہ مٹی کے اینٹوں کے ایک بڑے گنبد پر مشتمل تھا جو 60 فٹ لمبا تھا۔یخچل کی دیواریں مٹی کی اینٹوں کی ھوتی تھیں جو کہ دومیٹر تک موٹی ھوتی تھیں۔ یہ ایک خاص مارٹر سےبنی ہوتی تھیں جسے sarouj کہتے ہیں۔
یہ sarouj ریت، مٹی، انڈےکی سفیدی، چونے،
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Exciting! My article for @AIS_1967 “Performative Diplomacy: Iran–Republic of China Relations, 1920–1949” has been published.

It’s OpenAccess!

Wonder what Chiang Kai-shek thought of Reza Shah?

Read on…

#iran #china #history #twitterstorians…
So what can you expect from this article? It fill a gap in the literature by sketching a narrative of RoC-#Iran relations between 1920 and 1949, by analyzing the factors behind #Sino-Iranian cooperation and competition in the #tea and #silk trades and at the League of Nations.
What did I find? Unofficial commercial interests, including Iranian merchants in Shanghai, played a large role in driving Sino-Iranian relations. Iranian companies were well established in China and Hong Kong, mostly shipping tea. See for example this advert in an expat paper.
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#BREAKING: #USArmy Delta Force just conducted an operation in #Iraq during which they captured several high ranking commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah (#PMU) in Kanaan, Diyala District, North of #Iraq. Here are the vehicles of #IRGCQF & #PMU left behind.
The operation involved at-least four MH-60M Black Hawk & two MH-47G Chinook Special Operations Helicopters of #USArmy's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The helicopters airlifted the Delta Special Forces who arrested commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah.
#Update: According to #Iraqi security forces this happened five days ago (19/04/2022) and its details was published only today right after #US Army released #Iranian captives on request of #Iraqi government. Yaser Mohsen, one of #KataibHezbollah commanders is still under arrest.
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6 #US helicopters (Blackhawk & Chinook) detained 2 #Iranian military advisors and high ranked commander of Kata'ib Hezbollah in the village of Abu Akula, in the Kanaan district in Diyala Northern #Iraq.
The convoy were carrying explosive drones.
The convoy were driving armored vehicles with government plate numbers.
According to some sources Kata'ib Hezbollah We’re planning to conduct drone attacks against #SaudiArabia and #US Army’s Al Assad military base in #Iraq.
After pressures from Iraqi government #US army released #Iranian military advisors while Kata’ib Hezbollah’s commander named Yasir Muhsin still detained.
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#Gardens in ancient & modern #Persia / Iran!

#باغ ایرانی

Long history in Iran. Earliest textual reference to a Persian-style park and garden comes in the form of a Babylonian text dating to regnal year 5 of Cyrus II which speaks of a pardēsu

(C37; Bremmer 2008: 37; Dandamayev 1984a), but it is during the reign of Darius I that more regular references to paradeisoi are found in the Persepolis texts, which enable us to speculate more fully on their maintenance and use
(PT 59; for a full exploration of Persian paradeisoi see Tuplin 1996: 80–181; Brown 2001: 119–37; Lincoln 2012: 5–9, 18–19, 59–85)

These paradeisoi (Median, *paridaiza from *pari, ‘around’ and *daiza, ‘wall’; Old Persian, *paridaida; Hebrew, pardes – for example Nehemiah 2:8;
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Today PM @masrour_barzani received Joey hood, the Principal Deputy Assistant of #US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
It’s 2nd US delegation visiting #Kurdistan for mediation between #KRG and federal governor of #Iraq.
#US want to solve the disputes between #KRG and federal government of #Iraq to use Kurdistan gas as an alternative for #Russian gas in #Turkey and #Iranian gas in iraq.
This week, during a meeting with @masoud_barzani, Hassan Danaeifar has informed Kurds to not be a part of #US project in #Iraq and region.
Others they’ll be under Iranian fire.
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After the 1979 Revolution & while in exile in Panama, the Shah of #Iran spoke with David Frost on January 17, 1980

Unknown then was that this would be the Shah’s final interview

He passed 6 months later

For the first time, I have clipped & captioned it all below


Shah #Iran:

“When I committed…the mistake of changing the Amouzegar government & precipitate the liberalization program, I wanted to create…a coalition to form a national government representing all shades especially the opposition…I tried very hard…but [to no avail]”

DF: [Did Sharif-Emami initially do the right things or not?]

Shah #Iran:


It was surrendering on all fronts to everyone: opening…jails&giving freedom to all [while declaring] martial law

It was a mockery. We had officially…martial law but…not [in] practice”
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#BREAKING: Unable to attack #Israel in retaliation of the death of two #IRGC Quds Force officers in #Damascus on Monday, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps of #Iran just carried-out a combined drone/ballistic missile strike at #US Army base in #Erbil Intl airport in #Iraq!
Total six Fateh-110 ballistic missiles launched from #Iran's #Kermanshah province hit the #USArmy base in #Erbil International Airport in North of #Iraq. Surveillance drones of #IRGC Aerospace Force flew over the base before missiles hit it.
It is unconfirmed but, the pro-#IRGC sources claim that a #USAF's E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft was one of the targets. It is not clear if it is destroyed or not. The moment ballistic missiles hit military section of #Erbil airport.
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A breakout time of "weeks" would make "re-entering #JCPOA" a significant risk -- if there's going to be a deal, it'll need to be different, and significantly better/stronger, as #Iran is now just a 'hop, skip
& a jump' from the point of no return.
I'd give this vision a 0% chance of success.

There's just no way #Iran would re-enter the #JCPOA, take sanctions relief etc., and then agree to join a longer & more strict deal. It's a fantasy.

- "Now is the time for #Biden’s negotiating team to make the smart but necessary concessions to restart some version of #Obama’s nuclear deal."

No doubt #Trump put us in a horrible position, but framing things like this is problematic.… Image
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The #Iran-#China deal has entered the "implementation" phase. This has triggered a new, yet not unexpected round of #Sino-#Iranian "alliance" panic.

But recent events hint at the limits of the Sino-Iranian partnership. Let's review... (a #ForeignPolicy #IranChina #thread) 1/
First, it's worth repeating that many aspects of the promised deal are overblown and exaggerated, including the fabled "$400 billion" investment. The deal was, and remains, aspirational and with no specific details. 2/…
Iran may be forced to “Look East” in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, but the Chinese government continues to look in many directions at once. China has substantial relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and a number of other Iranian neighbors and/or rivals. 3/
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It's time for #Baking : #Desserts, Jams & Snacks in Ancient #Iran ! (Thread)

I previously wrote about Cooking in ancient Iran:


Let's talk about baking now!
My process for these threads was to compare multiple Persian, English, Arabic translations of Khosrow & Ridak, & compare them with Middle Persian text + 10th C cookbook (Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens)

I should again mention #rice was not prepared like today in Iran ...
To be eaten with stews... But it was used in some other ways. Rice was nonetheless not what non-royals could afford to eat, even until a couple of centuries ago.Today and in the past, rice is used in some desserts ...
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