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U.S. Senate slams Biden’s #Iran #appeasement policy

86-12, to maintain sanctions on Iran’s Central Bank

62-33, to maintain terrorist designation on the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

Which senators voted no?

First, let’s listen to @SenTedCruz
@SenTedCruz 2)
@SenatorLankford’s Motion to Instruct Conferees, with language requiring any nuclear agreement not to delist #Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, passed with bipartisan support of 62-33.
#IRGCisTerrorist
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These American senators believe there should NOT be terrorism sanctions imposed on #Iran’s regime, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Why?
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#Iran’s chief lobbyist Trita Parsi (founder of NIAC) is interviewed by CNN’s Iran apologist Christiane Amanpour, and seen here tweeted by the Soros-funded, pro-Iran appeasement think tank “Quincy Institute.”

#NIACLobbies4Mullahs
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Parsi launched #Iran’s DC-based lobby arm, the National Iranian American Council, NIAC.

See these videos:










#NIACLobbies4Mullahs
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"... the sad truth is that #Iran really doesn’t need agents to pose as neutral experts because American academics long have done Iran’s public messaging free of charge."

All Americans should be informed of Tehran's lobbyists & mouthpieces.
thehill.com/opinion/intern…
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U.S. charges political scientist Kaveh Afrasiabi with acting as an agent of #Iran's regime.

justice.gov/opa/pr/politic…

Afrasiabi is one of many “scholars” lobbying & pushing Tehran’s talking points in the West.

cc:
@TheJusticeDept @FBI
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"Using the guise of a free-thinking academic, Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi has since 2007 been pushing Iranian regime propaganda."

freebeacon.com/national-secur…
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@Forbes published a piece titled "Meet 30 Inspirational Women This Women’s History Month"

The list includes @NegarMortazavi, a known #Iran apologist/lobbyist who is quite close & loyal to Iran's chief apologist @JZarif.

This is not only shameful, it is pathetic. ImageImageImageImage
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Mortazavi is a member of Iran's lobby arm NIAC.

Iranian netizens launched this hashtag about NIAC—#NIACLobbies4Mullahs

Mortazavi boasted of having close contact with Team Biden & whitewashes the regime’s crimes.

I recommend watching this to the end.
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Here we see Mortazavi & Yasmine Taeb, the ladies leading this rally. They are both former members of Iran’s lobby group NIAC & thus linked to Iran's regime.

All Americans should be informed of Iran's lobbyists established ties in the U.S.
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#Iranian Lobbyist’s Arrest Should Lead To Broader Efforts To Counter #Iran’s Covert Influence ncr-iran.org/en/news/terror…
A good start would be to look into the activities of ppl like: Trita Parsi &Quicy Inst.,Negar Mortazavi,NIAC&all those affiliated with it, Hossein Mousavian,etc.
Many critics of #Iran regime argue for closer scrutiny of the mission & loyalty of groups like NIAC long before Afrasiabi’s arrest. Last year, @SenatorBraun,@SenTedCruz& @SenTomCotton wrote to US Attny Gen., urging a formal investigation into #Iranlobby.
mek-iran.com/2020/01/18/u-s…
.@A_Jafarzadeh: "Figures like Kaveh Afrasiabi &Trita Parsi have been given far too much leeway in dealings W/Western policymakers & media outlets, & the resulting“impunity” has “emboldened” the #Iranian regime in running its assets on Western soil." i.e., terrorist activities
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U.S. charges political scientist Kaveh Afrasiabi with acting as an agent of #Iran's regime.

justice.gov/opa/pr/politic…

Afrasiabi is one of many “scholars” lobbying & pushing Tehran’s talking points in the West.

cc:
@TheJusticeDept @FBI
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"Using the guise of a free-thinking academic, Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi has since 2007 been pushing Iranian regime propaganda."

freebeacon.com/national-secur…
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Afrasiabi's has direct ties with senior officials of #Iran's regime

-former regime president Mohammad Khatami
-Foreign Minister @JZarif
-Mahmoud Vaezi, chief of staff of regime President @HassanRouhani
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#Iran's echo chamber at work

@JZarif describes Qassem Soleimani as a "national hero" who defeated ISIS

Iran apologists/lobbyists begin parroting

@s_m_marandi
@nargesbajoghli
@NegarMortazavi
@tparsi
@barbaraslavin1
@jabdi
@AliVaez
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@s_m_marandi

"Professor Marandi, amongst many other bodies, heads the University of Tehran Centre for Public Opinion Research (UTCPOR), which is monitored by the Iranian Foreign Ministry."

thecommentator.com/article/6281/i…
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May 30, 2020—Mohammad Marandi

"Blacks are poor in the US... they live in slums... high school graduates have the knowledge of our 2nd or 3rd graders... TV constantly tells them they are violent, smugglers... all they have left is sports."
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Meet @AlanKhazei who is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress #MA04.

He is endorsed by #Iran’s first official DC-based lobbying organization @paaia.

America, and the State of Massachusetts, please take this warning seriously.
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Khazei:

“What matters is how do we get Trump out of the White House.”

Use young energy to “finally break the log-jam in Congress, break the back of Mitch McConnell.”

“That’s what I am talking about.”
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Khazei’s close relations with high-profile figures have helped him raise significant cash.

“Khazei, however, has been one of the most successful at raising cash so far, and ended March with more than $780,000 cash on hand...”
bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/met…
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Red Flag!

Meet Sima Ladjevardian (@SimaforTX), endorsed by #Iran’s lobby @paaia, seeking to unseat Rep. @DanCrenshawTX DanCrenshaw, a decorated U.S. veteran.

America, and the State of Texas, please take this warning seriously.
medium.com/@heshmatalavi2…
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Sima Ladjevardian enjoys the support of Obama and Biden, and has special relations with the Clintons.
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Ladjevardian & Clinton’s 2016 campaign

June 2015—"Inside Hillary Clinton's private Houston fundraiser with top donors”

“Close to 200 guests ponied up the minimum contribution of $2,700, while some in the group brought in considerably more dollars.”

houston.culturemap.com/news/society/0…
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Forgive this long thread. In case of interest, these are my thoughts on the US election--
I've been a strong, outspoken supporter of Trump Iran policy. As someone focused on achieving democracy for my homeland, I see it as more effective & morally just than any before. But...
despite unprecedented progress to counter the regime, expose its repression & corruption, & amplify, support the democratic aspirations of Iranians, I cannot bring myself to vote Trump. For most people (& nearly all Republicans) I know, voting #BidenHarris is obvious, but for me
it's a moral dilemma. Let me tell you why. Since I came to the US as a child during the '79 revolution, it's been both my dream & moral duty to use the freedom I enjoy as an American to help my compatriots in Iran win theirs. During the Obama yrs, those of us who rejected
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The Biden/Harris ticket is a reminder of the Obama years, during which #Iran’s lobby @NIACouncil had unprecedented access to the Obama admin.

The threat continues.

@NegarMortazavi, a known Iran lobbyist is in "close contact" with Team Biden.
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Americans should know that #Iran’s regime is rooting for Biden.

Tehran is hoping a possible Biden/Harris admin would return the US to Obama’s flawed nuclear deal.

"...task force in Tehran formed of those who support presidential candidate Joe Biden."
en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-papers-… Image
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All Americans should also know that Harris wants to return to Obama's highly flawed 2015 nuclear deal with #Iran.

And of course, Tehran's lobby NIAC welcomes this policy.

Iran used money from that deal to support terrorism.
edition.cnn.com/2016/01/21/pol… ImageImageImageImage
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This is your periodic reminder that Sen. @BernieSanders has very fond ties with @NIACouncil, #Iran’s main lobby group.

Iranians have long criticized NIAC & used this hashtag:
#NIACLobbies4Mullahs
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But don’t be surprised.

Bernie Sanders parroted the regime’s talking points, hailing the terrorist IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani as a “top Iranian general.”
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Bernie Sanders went as far as comparing President Trump taking out Soleimani, a designated terrorist, to Vladimir Putin assassinating dissidents.
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Simple questions for Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT

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Why did you meet @JZarif in secret? If you discussed what you claim, why not do so in public?

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How do you explain your ties with #Iran's DC-based lobby group @NIACouncil?

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We Iranians believe #NIACLobbies4Mullahs. How about you?
@ChrisMurphyCT @JZarif @NIACouncil Regarding Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT's secret meeting with @JZarif:

"Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government..."
thefederalist.com/2020/02/17/sou…
@ChrisMurphyCT @JZarif @NIACouncil "The meeting was not officially sanctioned by the U.S. government and appears to have been held in secret to avoid media scrutiny. State Department officials have been clear that they did not play any role in facilitating the meeting or backing it."
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
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@SenSanders won the New Hampshire primary.
#Iran apologists/lobbyists support Sanders.
One individual is @hodakatebi, a regular at events held by Tehran’s DC-based lobby group @NIACouncil.
She also called for burning the U.S. flag after the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
@SenSanders @hodakatebi @NIACouncil 2)
Let me emphasize this again:

On Jan 3, @hodakatebi called for burning the American flag after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the world’s most notorious terrorist who has killed, wounded & displaced millions of people in the Middle East.
@SenSanders @hodakatebi @NIACouncil 3)
Reminder:
Soleimani also has American blood on his hands.

“Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military general who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday, was responsible for the deaths of over 600 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.”
washingtonexaminer.com/news/qassem-so…
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@PeteButtigieg, the Iowa caucus "winner," is endorsed & advised by @vali_nasr, a known #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist who describes Qassem Soleimani as a “general” & “bureaucrat” rather than the terrorist he is.

Let’s get to know more about Vali Nasr.
@PeteButtigieg @vali_nasr 2)
Nasr teamed up with @AliVaez, another known Tehran apologist, to write an NYT piece desperately begging for negotiations with the US.

Vaez is a known protégé of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Vaez is also advising Buttigieg.
@PeteButtigieg @vali_nasr @AliVaez 3)
And here are Nasr's views about Iranian President @HassanRouhani & Foreign Minister @JZarif, claiming they enjoy support among the Iranian people.
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RED FLAG
Meet @ManaKharrazi, a members of #Iran’s lobby in Washington, who has very close relations with certain DC politicians.
@ManaKharrazi 2)
Khrarrazi will introduce herself as the Executive Director of Iranian Alliances Across Borders (@IAABsays).

Now let’s dig into what Kharrazi will not tell you.
@ManaKharrazi @IAABsays 3)
Kharrazi has very close relations to @NIACouncil, Tehran’s main DC-based lobby group.

Iranians hate NIAC & use this hashtag to describe the group:
#NIACLobbies4Mullahs
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RED FLAG 🚩🚩🚩

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Members of #Iran’s lobby, @NIACouncil, gaining a foothold in Congress.

-@mahyarsorour with @Ilhan

-@ethanazad with @RepRashida

-@samira_says with @RepBarbaraLee

(h/t @HanifJazayeri for his excellent research.)
@NIACouncil @mahyarsorour @Ilhan @ethanazad @RepRashida @samira_says @RepBarbaraLee @HanifJazayeri 2)
@mahyarsorour is the Senior Legislative Assistant to @Ilhan.
Sorour was a candidate for NIAC Action's leadership board back in July.
@NIACouncil @mahyarsorour @Ilhan @ethanazad @RepRashida @samira_says @RepBarbaraLee @HanifJazayeri 3)
@ethanazad is a staff member of @RepRashida who handles a "broad legislative portfolio, helping Tlaib’s office on foreign affairs… and government oversight."
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@NIACouncil member @AssalRad resorts to a known tactic of constantly mentioning the threat of war with #Iran to create a climate of fear that is completely unfounded and baseless.
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While no one wants a new war in this already troubled region, Rad compares the U.S. military to that of Saddam. Even elementary school children understand this comparison is quite ridiculous.

However, she's desperate to help Iran's regime save face.
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Basing her entire article behind the “rally around the flag” theory, Rad refuses to mention how Iran’s regime forced tens of thousands of children to open minefields for its brigades during the 1980s Iran-Iraq War.
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Let’s teach @theintercept a lesson.
This outlet & #Iran regime apologists/lobbyists are accusing Voice of America Persian of becoming a pro-Trump outlet.
It is interesting that they never complained when pro-Tehran voices, such as Negar Mortazavi, were at VOA Persian.
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The first individual cited in this piece is Negar Mortazavi, who is known for her close relations with @JZarif, Iran’s top diplomat, and @NIACouncil, Tehran’s DC-based lobby group.

Conclusion:
Mortazavi is completely biased.
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Former VOA executive editor Mohammad Manzarpour is another individual cited in The Intercept piece.
Here’s proof from a Washington Times article that Manzarpour himself is completely biased.
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#BREAKING
U.S. Treasury sanctions #Iran Foreign Minister Zarif @JZarif - via @AmichaiStein1
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 #UPDATE
U.S. Treasury Dept. adds @JZarif to the list of "Specially Designated Nationals."
Zarif is also subject to secondary sanctions.
treasury.gov/resource-cente…
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 Zarif has close relations with terrorists such as Qassem Suleimani, the IRGC, Hezbollah & Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
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@JZarif, the foreign minister of #Iran’s regime, is in the U.S. confined to a limited area in New York.
The shadow of sanctions remain over his head.
Zarif has close relations with terrorists such as Qassem Suleimani, the IRGC, Hezbollah & Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
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The Iranian Foreign Ministry, headed by Zarif, transfers over $100 million a year to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
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Zarif is also a member of Iran’s “Supreme National Security Council,” the body that decides on all of the regime’s foreign terrorist plots.
This makes Zarif an accomplice in all of the regime’s terrorism.
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#Iran’s regime & lobbyists terrified of a Twitter account

On June 9, The Intercept published a piece by Murtaza Hussain claiming that I, being an Iranian dissident/activist, am a “persona” & my Twitter account is managed by the MEK, the main Iranian opposition group.
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Following the publication, Iran apologists/lobbyists abroad and Tehran’s trolls launched an orchestrated attack against me.
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Although Iranians in exile and foreign dignitaries strongly supported me, Twitter temporarily suspended my account and reopened it after gaining reassurance.

As a result, Iran’s regime failed on an international stage in silencing my voice of exposing the mullahs’ crimes.
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(1) Dear @ClaraJeffery, I recently read the «The Suspicious Twitter Network Trolling for Regime Change in Iran» article posted on your website, written by journalist @alibreland. I must admit that I was pretty boggled by the flawed and biased content of it. I will try to explain.
(2) Firstly, the journalist refers to MEK as «militant» and an «armed group», which is factually inaccurate. He also brings up the fact that they were on the State Department’s list of FTO’s, but leaves out an essential part, which is WHY they were designated..
(3) In 1997, after Mohammad Khatami was elected president of Iran, the Clinton admin sought to better the U.S. - Iran relationship, by offering a series of «goodwill gestures». The Mullahs were still unimpressed and declared in september 1997 that..
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