(2) "The official cited the removal of Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a veteran foreign service officer who helped shape the Iran nuclear deal, from her job in the policy planning department as an example of Hook’s political maneuverings."
August 1953 anniversary of the coup against #Iran’s Mohammad Mossadegh
Shah finally agreed to Mossadegh's overthrow, after Roosevelt said that the United States would proceed with or without him
Mohammad Mossadegh became Prime Minister of #Iran1951 and was hugely popular for taking a stand against the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, British-owned oil company had made huge profits while paying Iran only 16% of its profits.
The military joined on cue: pro-Shah tank regiments stormed the capital and bombarded the prime minister's official residence, on Roosevelt's cue #Iran
A message from Hossein Daemi, the father of Atena Daemi:
"My daughter is a civil activist. Her work was peaceful, meaning she supported child workers. She was jailed for this & has been behind bars for 3 years now. She has to remain behind bars for 2 more years."
Be her voice.
Please do not forget Arzhang Davoudi, a political prisoner in #Iran.
Authorities are going the distance to silence his voice by placing him in solitary confinement & the quarantine section of his prison, without any connection with the outside world.
Be his voice.
A Baha'i couple, Negar Mithaghban & Mahboub Habibi, have been arrested by security forces and transferred to the city's Intelligence Department Detention Center, reports indicate.
The Baha'i minority is under constant harassment & restrictions in Iran.
This is bad news for #Iran.
Amb. James Jeffrey knows first hand what #Iran's meddling is, having experienced it in #Iraq. He was under Obama's restrictions then.
Read this to know more about his views on the mullahs' malign activities. foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
The Assad regime in Syria benefited from Iran’s financial windfall as a result of the implementation of the JCPOA, which translated into a marked increase in Iranian defense spending and the funding of its foreign military campaigns. securitystudies.org/assad-regimes-…
As result of the #IranDeal, $30 billion of Iranian assets were released, on top of $12.6 billion after the Geneva interim agreement, and the $400 million in cash the Obama administration paid to Iranian officials in exchange for the release of American hostages.
Iran’s military spending ballooned to $23B in 2017 representing 22% of government spending compared to 17% in 2014. Iran spends around $16B per year to maintain Assad & has extended a credit line of b/t $6.6B to $9B drawn on the state-run Export Development Bank of Iran.
The action came as @realDonaldTrump administration prepared to increase economic pressure on #Iran by restoring sanctions to force Tehran to end its nuclear weapons program & support for militant groups in the Middle East, #IranRegimeChange
@StateDept The protests that swept all over #Iran in the last days of 2017 & continuing in 2018 shook the mullahs’ regime to its core & shifted the political scene of Iran forever.
question: Is this a continuous process that will go on, or a temporary and static phenomenon?
Mike Pompeo is forming a dedicated group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward #Iran as the Trump administration moves ahead with efforts to force changes in the Islamic Republic's behavior after withdrawing from the #nuclear deal foxnews.com/us/2018/08/16/…
Thousands of Iranians have protested in recent weeks against sharp price rises of some food items, a lack of #Jobs and state corruption. The #protests over the cost of living have often turned into anti-government rallies reuters.com/article/us-ira…
#Iran’s Leadership Has No Solutions, The People Know It
In the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei makes all the key
decisions and takes a public stance on all vital and strategic issues regarding #Iran tsarizm.com/analysis/2018/…
Not a day goes by that #Iran’s officials and parliament members don’t talk about their concerns over the unstable state of the society and their fear of #IranProtests
“Do not be worried at all with regard to our country’s situation. Nobody can do a damn thing”, @khamenei_ir said in one of his speeches during the past weeks
How Iran is countering Trump’s new sanctions?
Hassan Rouhani met with 23 countries over three months to convince them keep doing business with #Iran. And their efforts may be paying off. For sure from Iranian poor ppl.
Eu made it clear it wants to save the #IranBloodOil4EU But for many companies, the risk of U.S. retribution remains too great. So Iran has also turned to non-European allies who aren't as concerned with what the U.S. thinks.
Iran has strong ties with Russia, China, India, and also Turkey.
Bloomberg reported that, during the past six months, Iran exported 1,7 million barrels of oil per day to Asia and the amount shows the significance of discounts Tehran is offering. irannewswire.org/iranian-regime…
#Iran has deliberately flooded Iraqi market with cheap imports and foodstuffs. This has undercut Iraq agriculture by decreasing demand4 homegrown products that R more expensive. Even if Iraq were2 stop buying these goods #farmers would not B able2 produce enough supplies at home
Iran has political leverage, too. Since the May 12 national #election Iraq’s political elites have been unable to form a government in part because of enormous pressure from #Tehran to install politicians in their favor. Iran’s loyalists succeed and dominate the new government...
August 14 - #Rasht N #Iran
Looted depositors of a state affiliated development financial institution protested in front of governor's office.
The brave women chanting:
"Our scream is our dignity" & " Our silence is our surrender" #IranProtests
August 14 - #Rasht N #Iran
Protesters angry chanting:
" #Iran cannot be free with insidious thieves in Iran"
((in reference to the Iranian regime's supreme leader #Khamenei)
Salute to this brave women 👏👏👏 #IranProtests
Political prisoner #RaminHosseinPanahi was transferred out of Sanandaj Central Prison (W #Iran) at 11 pm Monday, local time, according to his brother.
Authorities say he was taken for medical treatment while he could have received treatment in Sanandaj.
Iranians are sharing this map of Iran to show how much of the Caspian Sea (in the north) the mullahs' are forfeiting at the 5th #CaspianSummit.
To the #world: Iranians do not recognize any such disgraceful deals signed by the mullahs' regime. #ABC#NBC#FoxNews#CBS#BV #Reuters
An updated map of the #CaspianSeaSellOut by Mullahs' regime.
Kazakhstan: around 30%
Russia: around 19%
Azerbaijan: around 19%
This goes to show how desperate the Iranian regime has become in the face of ongoing Iran Protests & U.S. sanctions.
It doesn't matter that EU oppose Us sanction against #Iran.Politicians work on "the continuation of Iran’s exports of oil" but it’s companies, not governments, that buy Iran’s oil. #IranRegimeChange
The threat of exclusion from the U.S. market and banking system is enough to stop them buying it, international shipping companies from moving it and insurers from covering that trade.#IranRegimeChange
Royal Dutch Shell & Total have stopped buying. Other European refiners will surely follow. By July, EU crude imports from Iran were down by 41%. Don’t be surprised to see them drop to zero by November.