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#BREAKING @CENTCOM says #Iran 's IRGCN patrol boat had "unsafe and unprofessional" interaction w/ USS Lewis B. Puller platform ship & USS The Sullivans destroyer transiting the Strait of Hormuz late on Dec. 5.
#BREAKING #Iran IRGCN "attempted to blind the bridge by shining a spotlight & crossed within 150 yards of the US ships – dangerously close, particularly at night," says @CENTCOM
US ships deescalated w/ audible warnings/non-lethal lasers & transited w/out further incident
#BREAKING @CENTCOM says #Iran "violated international standards of professional & safe maritime behavior"
“This dangerous action in international waters is indicative of Iran’s destabilizing activity across the Middle East,” said Col. Joe Buccino, CENTCOM spokesman.
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Tuesday 6 December, also known as Day 286 of the #RussiaUkraine war: this is the daily news 🧵

#Russia's illegal invasion continues to make no ground, so they bomb civilian targets.

Y'day's barrage was well defended by #Ukraine
See what you missed here:

A warning that for the next few days the updates may be a little slower than normal, or go missing completely - dependent firstly on my travel and secondly on power/connection in #Ukraine.

Today is my first return since February.
Thanks to those who already sent good wishes
It's a special day in #Ukraine too - The Day of the Armed Forces.
There is literally a day for anything and everything (a Soviet relic), but today is very important, especially in current times

To all the heroes, helping the Armed Forces in any way - we salute you.
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JUST IN: #BNNIran Reports.

Supreme Court announced on Sunday that, Iran executed four people accused of spying for Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad. Three others were sentenced to lengthy prison terms. #Iran #Israel #Spy #Crime #Mossad Image
According to the court’s ruling, as cited by media, “four men were sentenced to death for the crime of intelligence cooperation with the Zionist regime and kidnapping, and put to death this morning".
The four men were identified by the court as Hossein Ordoukhanzadeh, Shahin Imani Mahmoudabad, Milad Ashrafi Atbatan, and Manouchehr Shahbandi Bojandi and called them “thugs”.
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Nope, #Iran has not abolished the #MoralityPolice, as Western media euphorically claim! Rather, it is an appeasement & diversion tactic of the regime after more than 2.5 months of #IranProtests & thus not to be mistaken as a concession: Here's why🧵
Iranian state media have circulated a prosecutor's statement from Sat. suggesting such a step. But there is no legal decision on the matter.
First of all, one should not forget: the rigid hijab/dress code is an indispensable pillar of the Islamic Republic, inseparable from its identity.
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The @nytimes and other Western outlets reported that #Iran has abolished its #morality_patrol, which enforces the mandatory hijab. But this is an overstatement. The regime has not made any such concession as #Iran_protests enter their twelfth straight week. (1/7)
This reporting is based on misinterpreted remarks from Iranian Prosecutor General #Montazeri on December 3. Montazeri noted that the regime has reduced morality patrols—comments mistakenly framed by Western media as confirming the abolition of the patrol. (2/7)
Iranian state media quickly clarified that Montazeri was only acknowledging the reduced morality patrols but not confirming their abolition. No other regime official has indicated the end of the patrol. (3/7)
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Nein, #Iran hat nicht die #Sittenpolizei/#MoralityPolice aufgelöst, wie westl. Medien nahezu euphorisch verbreiten! Vielmehr ist es ein Beschwichtigungs- & Ablenkungsmanöver des Regimes nach über 2,5 Mon. #IranProtests & somit auch keine Konzession diesen gegenüber: Here's why 🧵
Iranische Staatsmedien verbreiten ein Statement eines Staatsanwalts von gestern, der solch eine Auflösung suggeriert. Doch es gibt keinerlei rechtliche Entscheidung hierzu.
Zunächst sollte man nicht vergessen: die rigiden Hijab/-Kleidervorschriften sind ein unabdingbarer Pfeiler der Islamischen Republik, untrennbar mit seiner Identität verbunden.
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1. It's shocking and frightening how little @HouseDemocrats @HouseGOP @SenateDems and @NRSC know about #Erdogan and his family's connections to #ISIS and al-#Qaeda. I suspect @StateDept with #urkish affiliations and @ODNIgov that was penetrated during #45 are filtering the facts
2. for reasons that should concern Congress. I also think @POTUS @JoeBiden's PDB is nothing but a State and CIA marketing tool and lacks an unvarnished report of the raw intelligence that would disclose Erdogan is working with #Assad, #Iran and #Russia against the US and @NATO.
3. I never cared for the idea of the ODNI or its creation of a monolithic PDB. We should immediately return to a PDB that are reports compiled by the @CIA and @DefenseIntel that highlights areas in which the two agencies do not concur on a fact or assessment.
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Celebrata come vittoria dei manifestanti, raccontata addirittura come inizio della fine della Repubblica Islamica, la propagandata disgregazione della "polizia morale" è invece lo stratagemma tattico con cui il regime tenta di sedare le proteste in #Iran.
Nella speranza di insinuare dubbi nella classe media, forse addirittura di far cessare il sostegno internazionale alle proteste, nella consapevolezza che i soli giovani non basteranno a scardinare il sistema di potere, #Tehran "vende" ai moderati del Paese la parvenza di un
risultato: "Accontentatevi", sembra dire, "togliamo di strada gli uccisori di #MahsaAmini. Fine dei giochi, l'#hijab resta".
La scommessa è che gli uomini che da giorni abbassano le saracinesche dei loro negozi, le madri preoccupate di trovarsi a dover piangere la morte dei
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"The door is open for diplomacy... [nuclear deal] remains on the table."

While the regime in #Iran has been killing hundreds of people across the country, Rob Malley, the U.S. Special Rep. on Iran, continues to push the Biden admin's #appeasement policy.
Dec 17, 2021—Weeks left to rescue #Iran nuclear deal

Jan 31, 2022—Just a 'handful of weeks' left to strike nuclear deal

Feb 9—Biden admin believes it has until end of month to salvage Iran deal

July 12—France says only a few weeks left to save Iran deal

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@StateDept @newtgingrich @NikkiHaley @RichardGrenell @SaraCarterDC @LeeSmithDC @dpatrikarakos @JessieJaneDuff @rising_serpent @AmandaMilius Jan 14—Blinken says 'a few weeks left' to save #Iran nuclear deal

March 7—Political decisions are needed 'in days' to secure Iran nuclear deal

July 27—Now is decision time if we are to save the Iran Nuclear Deal

Aug 28—This is last millimeter: Borrell says

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On nous parle de l’abolition de la police des mœurs en #Iran. L’info est pourtant tirée d’une déclaration d’une autorité, soit le procureur de Téhéran, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri. Pour le moment, personne d’autre ne l’a confirmée. (1/6)
Il dit, devant des habitants de la ville religieuse de Qom :« La police des moeurs n’a rien à voir avec le pouvoir judiciaire et elle a été abolie par l’organisation qui l’a mise en place. La justice va continuer à surveiller la société et … (2/6)
… et elle est préoccupée par le mauvais port du hijab à Qom. » Question : la police des mœurs a-t-elle vraiment été abolie? Pas certain. Est-ce que cela à une importance ? Encore moins certain, car elle pourrait rapidement porter un nouveau nom et retourner dans les rues (3/6)
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#Iran freezes the work of the "morality police" and places the issue of obligatory Hijab for discussion.
"The morality police" is a police force established in 2005 to enforce the law in the Islamic Republic of Iran by arresting violators of the dress code or those wearing "indecent clothing".
Today,on December 4,the Iranian General Prosecutor announced the suspension of their work.
The Iranian Public Prosecutor confirmed that Parliament and the Supreme Council of the Revolution are discussing the issue of the Hijab and other related issues, and will announce the results within two weeks.
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Beste mensen, hier is mijn 9e wekelijkse analysedraad 🧵over #IranProtests👇

De strijd tussen "Beauty & the Beast” wordt steeds harder en bloediger.
Bijna 80 dagen nadat de protesten begonnen, lijkt het regime uitgeput en gefrustreerd door zijn onvermogen om de opstand te > 1/23
onderdrukken, en toevlucht te nemen tot meer executies, strengere gevangenisstraffen, marteling, verkrachting & intimidatie.
Volgens Iraanse mensenrechtenorganisaties is het aantal doden & gearresteerden nu respectievelijk meer dan 500 & 22.000.
De repressie is dus enorme. >
Vandaag wil ik ingaan op 2 punten die ik belangrijk vind voor de voortzetting & uitkomst vd huidige protesten in Iran:

1- Actie vd Iraanse hacktivistische groep “Black Reward”:
Zeer belangrijke geheime documenten die onlangs door deze groep zijn gehackt en gepubliceerd, >
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@EllieGeranmayeh has written a WaPo piece titled:
"We still need a nuclear deal with Tehran. The protests don't change that."…

Don't be surprised. She is a known #Iran apologist/lobbyist who glorifies both Qassem Soleimani and the IRGC.
Geranmayeh enjoyed very close access to #Iran's former FM Mohammad Javad Zarif (dubbed Tehran's chief apologist).

She also mingles with Iran lobbyists such as Trita Parsi & Negar Mortazavi.…… ImageImage
In this video we see Geranmayeh & Esfandyar Batmanghelidj (another #Iran apologist/lobbyist) in London, both sitting very close to Tehran's then ambassador to the UK, indicating their close ties with the regime.
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JUST IN: #BNNIran Reports.

Iran began construction on a new 300-megawatt nuclear power plant, known as Karoon, on Saturday in the oil-rich Khuzestan province, near the country’s western border with Iraq, according to Iranian state TV. #Iran #NuclearPowerPlant #Politics
The new plant will take eight years to build and cost around $2 billion, according to reports. The announcement came a day after the international nuclear watchdog said Tehran had tripled its capacity to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity.
“Iran informed us they were tripling, not doubling, tripling their capacity to enrich uranium at 60%, which is very close to military level, which is 90%,” said the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi (@rafaelmgrossi) at a press conference in Rome.
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JUST IN: #BNNIran Reports.

Authorities said on Saturday that more than 200 people were killed in Iran during anti-regime protests sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini in mid-September. #Iran #Protest
According to reports, the toll included security forces, ordinary citizens, "rioters," and armed anti-regime militants, as provided by the interior ministry's state security council.
This is Iran's first official death toll, and it comes just days after a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander estimated that more than 300 people had been killed in the protest.
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Belangrijk nieuws dat bevestigt dat het regime onder zwaar druk staat!

“Het Iraanse parlement en de Hoge Raad vd Culturele Revolutie onderzoeken de kwestie vd verplichte hijab”, zei procureur-generaal Mohammad Javad Montazeri v het land.
Hij voegde eraan toe dat de > 1/3
resultaten over 15 dagen bekend zullen worden gemaakt.

De aankondiging volgt op opmerkingen van een functionaris van het Iraanse presidentiële bureau, die zei "er zijn verzoeken" met betrekking tot de vrijheid van sluiers", die aan ambtenaren zijn meegedeeld. >
Hijab is een belangrijk merk en imago v het Iraanse regime. Als de sluier echt valt, zou dat een belangrijke mijlpaal zijn voor de vrouwenbeweging in #Iran.
Maar dit zou allen een ritwinst zijn, want het gaat niet alleen om de verplichte hijab, maar om het repressieve regime.
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حمیدرضا جلایی‌پور:
1/در سال‌های منتهی به #انقلاب اسلامی هم شاه اقداماتی انجام داد. اما آن زمان برای اصلاحات دیر شده بود. #شاه باید همین اقدامات را در اوایل دهه ۵۰ انجام می‌داد و نه در سال ۵۷. #مهسا_امینی #Iran
2/گفته می‌شود که ۷۰ درصد مردم از عملکرد حکومت ناراضی هستند، اما به آلترناتیوها هم امیدی ندارند. به همین دلیل، می‌فهمیم که ایران، هنوز وارد وضعیت انقلاب نشده است. البته این به این معنا نیست که این وضعیت در آینده نیز رخ نخواهد داد.
3/راه‌حل این است که حکومت چشم‌انداز امیدبخشی را نشان دهد، اما ممکن است چنین نکند. اگر این اتفاق رخ ندهد، همین افرادی که در رسانه ملی به آنها اغتشاش‌گر می‌گویند به مردم چشم‌انداز می‌دهند. چشم‌انداز آنها هم تغییر است. این‌گونه ما به وضعیت انقلابی نزدیک می‌شویم.
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BREAKING: #BNNRussia Reports.

The Russian foreign ministry said on Friday that, issues of the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program were the major focus of the meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov
...and his Iranian counterpart, Ali Bagheri Kani.

Russian foreign ministry said, "The sides exchanged views on a range of international problems of mutual interest, as well as on some bilateral matters.
Special attention was focused on the prospects of restoring the full-scale implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the situation around the Iranian nuclear program".
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طاق بوستاں (کرمانشاہ، ایران)
Taq-e Bostan (Kirmanshah, Iran)
A Glory of Sassanid Kings
Circa: 4th C
Period: Sassanid Era (3 c - 7 c)
قدیم بابل ونینوا کی تہذیبوں کااور زرتشتی مذہب کاوارث خطہ ایران میں چٹانی طرزتعمیر کاایک اورحیران
کر دینے والا شاہکار
طاق بوستاں مغربی ایران کے شہر کرمانشاہ کے بالکل شمال مشرق میں واقع ھے جو ساسانی نسل (تیسری سے ساتویں صدی عیسوی) کی چٹانوں کی نقش و نگار (Bas-relief) کیلیے جانا جاتا ھے۔
طاق بوستاں دراصل ساسانی عہد کے بادشاہ اردشیر دوم (Ardeshire ۱۱، 379-383) کے دورحکومت کی ایک
یادگار ھے اور چٹانی طرزتعمیر کا دنگ کر دینے والا شاہکار ھے۔
طاق بوستان آثارِقدیمہ کی جگہ زگروس پہاڑوں (Zargos Mountains)، جو جنوب مغربی ایران کے ترکی اور عراق تک پھیلی ھوئی ہیں، کے مرکز میں واقع ھے۔ یہ تین اہم حصوں پر مشتمل ھے: اردشیر II، بڑا طاق، اور چھوٹا طاق۔
اردشیر دوم اور
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NEW | Protesters in #Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchistan Province rhetorically defended Sunni cleric Abdol Hamid against the regime on December 1. Read CTP and @TheStudyofWar’s full #Iran update here:…
The Raisi administration may be conducting a purge of local officials across Iran to install more loyal cadres.
At least five protests took place in four cities across four provinces.
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Biden admin takes heat from former U.S. officials for criticism of #Iran dissident group: ‘Flagrant betrayal’

American dignitaries accuse Rob Malley of seeking to appease Tehran’s regime by criticizing dissidents.…

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These accusations against Malley are not baseless.
He is quite fond of #Iran’s former FM Zarif (dubbed Tehran’s chief apologist) and has long enjoyed relations with Iran’s DC-based lobby arm NIAC.

More on NIAC in this piece… ImageImageImage
Malley’s primary mission in the Biden admin is to resurrect Obama’s highly failed/flawed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that gave the regime access to $152 billion in credit/cash.

@GLNoronha described the Vienna talks (with the US delegation led by Malley) as a “total disaster”. Image
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BREAKING: #BNNFrance Reports.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned France's ambassador to Tehran, Nicolas Roche, following the French Foreign Minister's "unacceptable" remarks in France's National Assembly. #France #NationalAssembly #ForeignAffairs #Tehran #Iran Image
During the conference, the Iranian delegation harshly condemned French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna's "baseless claims," as well as some European countries "instrumental double-standard approaches" to human rights.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, those countries lack "legitimacy and eligibility" to make human rights claims due to their "unilateral and coercive practices, which also violate the sovereignty of other countries."
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Qualora fosse autentico il report pubblicato da #Iran International ci troveremmo dinanzi ad un fatto tanto nuovo quanto clamoroso: la presa d'atto del regime di #Tehran che le
proteste nel Paese costituiscono una minaccia senza precedenti per la Repubblica Islamica.
In un documento di 123 pagine attribuito alla Fars, l'agenzia dei pasdaran, redatto ad uso e consumo del comandante in capo delle Guardie Rivoluzionarie Hossein #Salami, è all'ayatollah
#Khamenei in persona che viene ascritta la seguente profezia: "I disordini non finiranno presto".
La Guida Suprema ne ha per tutti: ne ha per il presidente #Raisi, recentemente contestato in pubblico (fatto inaudito in Iran, come si nota dalla sua stessa sorpresa), ne ha per
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WATCH: #BNNIran Reports.

Iranian authorities detained actress Soheila Golestani and male director Hamid Pourazari after she appeared in a protest video without her headscarf, according to the US-based Human Rights Activists group. #Iran #Protest
A rights organization announced on Wednesday that Iranian authorities had detained the two actors who appeared in a widely shared video of actors from theatre and film standing in silence without headscarves in support of the protest movement.
Prominent Iranian playwright Naghmeh Samini confirmed the news on her Instagram account that actress Golestani and director Pourazari had been arrested.
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