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#Iran's sanctioned FM @JZarif just tweeted citing #Iran's "Journalist Day".

A reminder about how the mullahs' regime treats journalists.

"Iran has been one of the world’s most repressive countries for journalists for the past 40 years."
@JZarif @almostjingo @drawandstrike @steph93065 @jjauthor @CarrollQuigley1 @eyad1949 @EmadAlmudaifer @HNIJohnMiller @rising_serpent @GaetaSusan 2)
"State control of news and information is unrelenting and at least 860 journalists and citizen-journalists have been imprisoned or executed since 1979."
@JZarif @almostjingo @drawandstrike @steph93065 @jjauthor @CarrollQuigley1 @eyad1949 @EmadAlmudaifer @HNIJohnMiller @rising_serpent @GaetaSusan 3)
“We call for the immediate release of journalists held arbitrarily & urge the regime to stop suppressing the freedom to inform... Obstructing press freedom & arresting journalists do not in any help to combat corruption.”…
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I remember just a short while ago when #Iran regime apologists/lobbyists were jumping up & down claiming Tehran was exporting large amounts of oil to China.

Knowing their nature, I had a strong feeling they were lying.

Here’s the proof.…
“Two and a half months after the White House banned the purchase of Iran’s oil, the nation’s crude is continuing to be sent to China where it’s being put into what’s known as ‘bonded storage,’… This oil doesn’t cross local customs or show up in the nation’s import data…”
“The store of oil has the potential to push down global prices if Chinese refiners decide to draw on it…”

This actually shows how desperate Iran’s mullahs have become. Willing to store oil, hoping to maybe one day sell them at even lower prices.
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#Iran's supertanker "GRACE 1" has been detained by Gibraltar authorities assisted by UK Royal Marines.

This thread by @TankerTrackers provides more info:

Gibraltar detained #Iran's "Grace 1" supertanker following a request made by the United States to the UK, according to acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.…
Initial images of #Iran's "Grace 1" supertanker detained today by Gibraltar authorities and UK Royal Marines.
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"We will raise uranium enrichment rate to more than 3.67% after July 7," says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

-Another violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.
-20% is the next level of enrichment.
-Elevating from 20% to 90% (weapons grade) is quite simple.
After July 7, the Arak nuclear reactor will return to the level of its previous activities if the parties committed to the nuclear deal do not fulfill their promises.
Our advice to the US & EU is to return to the negotiating table, respect the law & abide by JCPOA terms.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of #Iran's Atomic Energy Organization:

"We did not fill the Arak heavy water reactor with cement."

"We had already purchased pipes similar to those filled... Only Khamenei knew."
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Let’s talk about a recent WaPo piece written by #Iran apologist/lobbyist @AliVaez teaming up with a former Iranian FM Ardeshir Zahedi.

Question: Why don’t they ask Iran’s mullahs to run a “stable” & “normal" country?
Firstly, why do I describe @AliVaez as an #Iran apologist/lobbyist?

He has close links to the regime, especially Rafsanjani (now dead), the mastermind behind the campaign claiming Iran’s regime having a “moderate” faction.
This is the authors’ main concern:

U.S. President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy breaking the mullahs’ bones in Iran.
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Interesting how MSM & #Iran’s state media were silent on a very important subject.
In his visit to Germany on May 30, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Tehran to immediately & unconditionally approve all FATF anti-money laundering/terrorism financing bills.
“Iran has also utterly failed to meet its commitments under the Financial Action Task Force action plan that it had agreed to, that Iran had agreed to back in 2016……

This is a first for @SecPompeo to officially demand #Iran’s regime ratify FATF-related treaties.

The FATF Plenary & Working Group meetings will convene from June 16-21 in Orlando, Florida.

This is Tehran’s deadline.
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Turkey was enjoying cheap oil from #Iran.
Those days are over.
Ankara will have to pay market price for oil from other sources.
New Delhi has stopped purchases of Iranian oil from May after the United States ended six months of waiver.
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