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THREAD - #IranProtests
December 17

Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying & on strike for the 38th day, protesting delayed paychecks & demanding the release of jailed colleagues.

Chants:
"Jailed workers must be released"
Dec 17 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying & on strike for the 38th day, protesting delayed paychecks & demanding the release of jailed colleagues.

Chants:
"Jailed workers , we support you"

#IranProtests
Dec 17 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
The United Oil Workers Group of Khuzestan, along with truck owners/drivers of this province, are expressing their support of the protesting National Steel Group.

#IranProtests

(File Photo)
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THREAD

1)
#Iran's FM claims sanctions don't work.

I believe he's lying.

Let's take a look at why I believe #SanctionsAreWorking
2)
"Iran was hoping to sell more than 500,000 bpd of oil to India in 2018/19, its oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said in February, and had offered almost free shipping and an extended credit period to boost sales to India."
reut.rs/2UFEZMB
3)
South Korea, the world's fifth-large crude buyer, imported no oil from Iran in November.
uk.reuters.com/article/oil-ko…
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THREAD - #IranProtests
December 16

Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 37th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.
Protesters intended to head towards the city cleric's house.
Authorities are preventing their advances.
Dec 16 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 37th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"[They boast about religion] while taking pride in their thefts"

#IranProtests
Dec 16 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 37th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"Rouhani, you liar, what happened to all your solutions?"

#IranProtests
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THREAD
Dec 15 - #IranProtests

Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying & on strike for the 36th consecutive day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting officials' corrupt policies.
Dec 15 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Reports indicate authorities have dispatched a high number of anti-riot units to place the entire city under tight control. Dozens of police buses are seen in downtown Ahvaz to create a climate of fear.
#IranProtests
Dec 15 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Scenes of authorities dispatching a massive number of anti-riot units to place the entire city under severe clampdown. Dozens of police buses are seen in downtown Ahvaz to create a climate of fear.
#IranProtests
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Dear decent civilized people of the World, When you see in an article #Iran do an aggression, Please do know that it refers to the Regime who actually hate #Iran its history, culture and Iranian People. The anti Iranian regime goal is to completely destroy Iran in all aspects...
Unfortunately the Criminal regime who has taken over #Iran since 1979 had nothing but terror, destruction and destabilization of Iran,Middle East and beyond, by expanding terror and illegal destructive activities stealing Iranian money, bringing misery&troubles for People of Iran
The Parliamentary Monarchy of Kingdom of Iran under the great Leadership of the King Shah of Iran Pahlavi the second was a friend and ally of the west, countries of Middle East and all the other countries free world.
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LONG THREAD

1)
Let’s talk about a recent @TheNatlInterest piece written by Paul R. Pillar who has shamelessly voiced his arguments in defense of #Iran’s regime in parallel to the mullahs’ own officials & spokesmen.
nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pill…
2)
The main purpose of this pro-#Iran regime piece is to target the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” policy. This places Pillar alongside those favoring a soft approach vis-à-vis #Iran’s regime.

An approach championed by Obama.
3)
On Pompeo’s 12 conditions for Iran:

“The administration has given the Iranian regime no realistic proposition to which it could say ‘yes’ even if it were so inclined, instead issuing a list of broad & unrealistic demands that would amount to Iran rolling over & playing dead.”
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THREAD - #IranProtests

December 13
Rafsanjan, central #Iran
Unemployed youths rallying at the entrance of a copper factory protesting the officials' policy of hiring non-locals at lower wages & refusing to hire locals.
Dec 13 - Hamedan, W #Iran
Teachers & students protesting state TV's negative propaganda against the country's teachers.

Sign read:
"Why hasn't state TV never properly covered the teachers' demands stated in the past 20 years?"

#IranProtests
Dec 13 - Khuzestan, SW #Iran
Bus drivers of the National Steel Group are on strike starting Wednesday, demanding their delayed paychecks & insurance booklets being extended.
#IranProtests
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#BREAKING

THREAD

1)
Dec 12
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the UNSC session on #Iran

Tehran is threatening the Middle East & Europe & the world with its ballistic missiles.
2)
Dec 12
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the UNSC session on #Iran

Iran is in open defiance of UNSC resolutions. Iran has ballistic missiles across the region in the hands of its proxies.
3)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the UNSC session on #Iran

Iran will defy the UNSC if we do nothing. The UN Charter holds the Security Council to maintain int'l peace & security.
Ballistic missiles restrictions in UNSC Resolution 1929 should be imposed on Iran.
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THREAD - #IranProtests

Dec 12 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 33rd day outside the Khuzestan governor's office, protesting delayed paychecks & corrupt policies.

Chants:
"Down with mafia"
"Workers will not live in shame"
Dec 12 - Borujerd, W #Iran
Municipality employees rallying outside the mayor's office & protesting paychecks that have been delayed for the past nine months.
#IranProtests
Dec 12 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 33rd day outside the Khuzestan governor's office, protesting delayed paychecks & corrupt policies.

Chants:
"The National Group is dead due to Bank Melli"

#IranProtests
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THREAD - #IranProtests

Dec 11 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 32nd day outside the Khuzestan governor's office, protesting delayed paychecks & corrupt policies.

Protesters dressed in burial cloth, signalling readiness to pay the ultimate price.
Dec 11 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees marching & rallying for the 32nd day, protesting delayed paychecks & corrupt policies.
#IranProtests
Dec 11 - Tehran, #Iran
Workers rally in support of National Steel Group employees in Ahvaz & demanding the release of Esmaeel Bakhshi, Ali Nejati & Ms. Sepideh Gholian of the Haft Tapeh sugarcane mill in Shush, both in Khuzestan Province, SW Iran.
#IranProtests
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THREAD

#HumanRightsDay

1)
Let’s take a quick look at the atrocious human rights record of #Iran’s regime.

-At least 285 executions in 2018
-110 flogging sentences
-At least one hand amputation
2)
#Iran’s regime ranks first in the world in executions per capita.

“At least 517 people were executed in 2017, an average of more than one execution per day.”
fileserver.idpc.net/library/ECPM-I…
3)
In 2015 “Tehran hanged at least 694 people between Jan 1 & Sep 15, the highest rate of executions in the Islamic Republic in some 25 years... Executions have been rising at an exponential rate since 2005 & peaked in 2014, at a shocking 753 executions,”
foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/27/rou…
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THREAD - #IranProtests

Dec 10 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees marching & rallying for the 31st day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"Governor, mayor, incompetent & careless"
Dec 10 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees marching & rallying for the 31st day outside government institutions, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

#IranProtests
Dec 10 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 31st day outside government institutions, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

They are seen here blocking a highway outside the house of a regime representative.

#IranProtests
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#BREAKING - #Syria
Reports indicate a strike (possibly Israeli Air Force) targeting Damascus Int'l Airport following the arrival of a shipment delivered by a plane from #Iran.

The plane has reportedly returned yet the shipment is the intended target.
Unidentified planes are said to be again targeting #Damascus International Airport and its surroundings in southern #Syria.
#BREAKING
Syrian Army Air Force IL-76 YK-ATB returning from Tehran to Damascus this afternoon with Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force EP-BHC tailing.
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THREAD
1)
German “Welt Am Sonntag” reports:
According to intelligence obtained from Western intelligence services, #Iran has blatantly escalated its ballistic missile tests in 2018. Observers believe this is a JCPOA violation.
welt.de/politik/auslan…

(Thanks for nothing Obama.)
2)
Iran’s missile tests & medium-range ballistic missiles can be considered in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal signed between the P5+1 and Iran.

In 2018, Iran has conducted at least seven medium-range ballistic missile tests.
3)
Iran has also carried out at least five short-range ballistic and cruise missile tests in 2018 alone.

Tehran’s ballistic missile activities are raising int’l concerns.

Medium-range ballistic activity is especially worrisome for Middle East countries.
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THREAD - #IranProtests

Dec 9 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees marching & rallying for the 30th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.
Dec 9 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees marching & rallying for the 30th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"No to life in shame"

#IranProtests
Dec 9 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees marching & rallying for the 30th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"Workers, students, unite, unite"

#IranProtests
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THREAD - #IranProtests

Dec 8 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying for the 29th day, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"No nation has seen such injustice"
Dec 8 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying outside the state banks, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"Workers are saying down with oppressors"

#IranProtests
Dec 8 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying outside the state banks, demanding delayed paychecks & protesting corrupt policies.

Chants:
"The mother of all corruption in Ahvaz is right here"

#IranProtests
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THREAD

1)
Kassim Tajideen, operating a network of businesses in Lebanon & Africa whom the U.S. Treasury Dept designated as an important financial supporter to the #Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorists, pleads guilty to U.S. sanctions evading charges.
justice.gov/opa/pr/lebanes…
2)
“Tajideen, 63, of Beirut, Lebanon, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments…”
3)
“Tajideen was designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in May 2009 as a result of his provision of significant financial support to Hezbollah, which was named a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. State Department.”
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#Meng was charged with conspiracy to defraud banks. Canada’s Crown lawyer told the judge she has incentive to #flee the country. #Dishonesty is a factor in deciding her bail. The Crown lawyer argued that it’s difficult to set #bail high enough to prevent her from fleeing.
#Huawei Used #Skycomm to do #BusinessInIran
Canada’s prosecutor said the case against #Meng is for #fraud in deceiving banks on the relationship between Skycomm and Huawei. The U.S. claims Huawei used its Skycomm unit to do business in Iran, breaching #USsanctions
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Attack on police HQ in Chabahar in Sistan&Baluchestan in #Iran.Sources say gunfire erupted between authorities&armed attackers.
Commander of this HQ, 2 members of security forces, 2 members of their families've been killed& 20 members of security forces' families've been injured.
According to sources five more members of Iranian security forces have been injured in the attack. Sources add that this base was responsible for killing Balouchi youth for no reason and it was working hand in hand with the IRGC in suppressing Balouchi people.
Iranian media claim Ansar Al-Furqan is behind the attack. Ansar Al-Furqan is an insurgent group established in 2013. This group was initially created and armed by the IRGC to fight Balouchi movement but four years later a significant part of the group rejected working with Iran.
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#BREAKING
Dec 6 - Chabahar, S #Iran
Massive explosion reported at police headquarters.
Sources say gunfire erupted between authorities and armed attackers.
Dec 6 - Chabahar, S #Iran
Video contains sounds of gunfire after a massive explosion reported at the local police headquarters.
Dec 6 - Chabahar, S #Iran
Massive explosion reported outside the local police headquarters.
City police commander, two others killed.
Eyewitnesses saying more than 20 others are injured.
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CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei arrested in Vancouver, sought by U.S. for extradition

cbc.ca/news/politics/…
#MengWanzhou is the deputy chairwoman and CFO for the #Chinese tech giant #Huawei. According to reports she is #wanted by the United States for allegedly contravening U.S. #TradeSanctionsAgainstIran (fensifuwu.com)
Canadian officials have arrested #WanzhouMeng, the chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board for the #ChineseTechGiant #Huawei

#Meng was #arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and is being sought for #extradition by the #UnitedStates
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#BREAKING
Widespread fire in Rose Mall district of western Tehran, #Iran
Sources say a shopping center was under construction in this area.
#BREAKING
Another view of the major fire in Rose Mall district of western Tehran, #Iran
Sources say around 50 individuals are trapped in the buildings.
#BREAKING
Dec 5 - Tehran, #Iran
10 am local time
Sky view of a major fire in the 25-story Rose Mall building in western Tehran.
40 individuals were working on the building. All were saved.
3 transferred to hospital & 12 received treatment at the scene.
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THREAD - #IranProtests

Dec 5 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying on the 26th day, protesting delayed paychecks/corrupt practices by regime-linked factory owners.

Chants:
"No to life in shame"
Dec 5 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Naderi Avenue
National Steel Group employees rallying on the 26th day, protesting delayed paychecks/corrupt practices by regime-linked factory owners.

Chants:
"If our problems are not resolved Ahvaz will revolt"

#IranProtests
Dec 5 - Ahvaz, SW #Iran
National Steel Group employees rallying on the 26th day, protesting delayed paychecks/corrupt practices by regime-linked factory owners.

Chants:
"Fellow Ahvazis, beware, we're workers not rioters" (as claimed by state TV)

#IranProtests
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Today @amnesty called on the UN to establish an independent, impartial and effective international mechanism to help bring those responsible for #Iran's #1988Massacre to justice.

Attn: @JavaidRehman @mbachelet @UNHumanRights @nikkihaley @antonioguterres
In its 201-page report today @amnesty rightly described #Iran's #1988Massacre of thousands of political prisoners as "ongoing crimes against humanity".

#TruthAndJusticeNow

Attn: @JavaidRehman @mbachelet @UNHumanRights @nikkihaley @antonioguterres @UN_HRC @UN_SPExperts
.@philipluther at a press conference presenting @amnesty's new report about the #1988Massacre: “#Iran’s authorities must no longer be allowed to shield themselves from accountability for their crimes against humanity”.

Attn: @JavaidRehman @mbachelet @UNHumanRights @nikkihaley
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