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The @nytimes misses what’s really happening in #Iran. #Iranians have been calling for the overthrow of the Islamic Republic, not dismissal of “local officials.” Also water shortages have been caused by the regime’s corruption more than any other issue.
The regime’s excessive dam building is a major problem. So is diverting water from Khuzestan to other locals in order to profit corrupt regime officials.
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The popular rebellion in southwestern #Iran is concentrated in Khuzestan & Lorestan. But it’s not an “Arab” issue. This is a lie spread by the separatists, their foreign backers, and their DC lobbyists...
Khuzestan is inhabited by Arab speakers, Persian speakers, Lurs, Bakhtiaris, and other smaller minority groups. They are all water deprived & repressed by the Islamic Republic.
Does the regime treat Arab Iranians terribly? Yes. Are there some separatist sentiments? Yes. But I have not seen any evidence that the rebellion is motivated by separatism. In fact the different ethnic groups have been calling for unity to overthrow the regime.
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Was just in a Clubhouse room called “Does NIAC represent the Islamic Republic in America?” Not sure if it’s really worth debating at this point lol
But many people from #Iran were listening & I’m glad they were able to obtain important info from the speakers (I just listened)
As the Islamic Republic teeters, more and more #Iranians will want to know how this regime has stayed in power. We’ll find out a lot more once the regime is gone. For now we must all stay vigilant as this regime and its supporters still stand tall.
And let’s not forget that Zarif created a very effective network of supporters across the world: businessmen, journalists, “human rights activists”, you name it. A few years ago I would have never imagined that the #IranLobby would become so influential in DC
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Wow major anti regime unrest in Ahvaz, #Iran.
I hope American officials like @ABlinken and @jakejsullivan are aware how explosive #Iran is right now and how sick #Iranians are of the Islamic Republic.
These anti regime demonstrations took place earlier today in Soosangerd.
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🇸🇾#Syria—Military reinforcements from the #Iranian militias have reached various areas in the northern Syrian province of #Aleppo in past days. The
reinforcement included heavy weapons, missile launchers, mortars, a large number of weapons i.e. Kalashnikovs & sniper rifles. 1/7
An #Iranian plane had landed at Damascus Intl Airport with hundreds of operatives, most of them Afghan and Pakistani citizens, experts in rocket and rocket launchers, and they were later transferred To the city of #Aleppo. 2/7
The weapons & the fighters had been transferred to the militia HQ in Bab al-Nirb, in the center of #Aleppo, where Hajj "Jawad al-Gafari" is located. Al-Gafari reinforced the HQ with weapons & fighters, & sent other forces to the town of al-Wadihi الوضيحي, south of Aleppo. 3/7
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It's #Nowruz --- the Persian New Year!

What a wonderful time to talk about Africa in Iran: Momma Africa's babies are in Iran: The Afro-Persians

'We are Iranians'.

Rediscovering the history of African slavery in Iran 🇮🇷 .

#PersianNewYear
Ali ibn al- Hassan Shirazi, the Black Persian Ethiopian prince who founded the Kilwa Sultanate in East Africa.

Ali ibn al-Hassan Shirazi was one of seven sons of the Emir Al-Hassan of Shiraz, Persia, his mother an Abyssinian (Ethiopian) slave.

"Upon his father's death, Ali was driven out of his inheritance by his warring brothers. Setting sail out of Hormuz, Ali ibn al-Hassan, his household and a small group of followers first made their way to Mogadishu, a commercial port on the East African coast.:
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The secret #war on oil smuggling to fund Hezbollah
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And back to the oil tankers - if indeed #Israel hit these tankers, then it is likely that the marine force & the special units, above and below the surface of the water, worked overtime. 1/11
But no #Iranian ship sank or caught fire among the damaged ships, acc to @WSJ. The Iranians said nothing, nor did they admit that their ship had been hit. Neither Israel nor the Americans until yesterday.
"No one saw, no one heard, were there people of silence here". 2/11
🇮🇱Israel has quite a few, varied and creative ways to harm the smuggling of #Iranian oil into #Syria without causing noise & commotion. It can also be assumed that the cut-off of funding for Hezbollah's #terrorism, & especially for Hezbollah's #missile accuracy and... 3/11
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The secret war on oil smuggling to fund Hezbollah
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The #smuggling axis and the money laundering- hundreds of millions of dollars that pass through 🇸🇾Syria to the #terrorist organization (#Hezbollah) in 🇱🇧Lebanon. This is how the "oil war" is conducted.
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#Iran's oil smuggling into Syria is not a new issue. They have been in place for several years, even before the #Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iran and on Syria.
The question facing Western intelligence was how #Syria pays Iran for the oil it receives. 2/25
As of May2018, when the #Iranians were barred from transferring funds in the international financial system, they had trouble getting the proceeds or payments for the oil they smuggled to China, North Korea, Syria & other countries like Turkey where oil was smuggled inland. 3/25
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Yahya Sinwar, the leader of #Hamas in the Gaza Strip, won another term after defeating the movement's senior official Nizar Awadallah • #Sinwar victory is #Iran's victory in the influence of the movement's leadership against the Muslim Brotherhood axis led by Qatar and Turkey.
Yahya Sinwar's victory is the #Iranians’ victory. He also serves as the leader of the military wing, in addition to his political role as the leader of Hamas in the #Gaza Strip. Sinwar has discovered a pragmatic approach in the last four years.
He maintained good relations w/ #Egyptian intelligence and Muhammad Dahlan & supported the Egyptian-mediated truce understandings w/ #Israel, he also maintained #Qatar's monthly financial assistance to the Gaza Strip & continued the process of strengthening the military arm:
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#Hezbollah is examining live accurate ballistic #missile fire in real conditions in northern #Syria. Israel is taking care to destroy precision kits even as they make their way from #Iran to Lebanon and pass through the lands of Iraq and Syria. 1/12
🇮🇱Israel is deeply concerned about Iran's and #Hezbollah's precision project, in which #Iran is helping the Lebanese #terrorist organization convert hundreds and thousands of missiles, at various ranges, into ones that will be accurate and not statistically accurate. 2/12
#Israel frequently attacks conversion plants for these missiles on #Syrian soil, especially in the Matziaf area in the north of the country. 3/12
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Shipments of #missiles and special equipment continue to flow to Hezbollah. At sea and on land, #Iran is doing everything it can to further strengthen #Hezbollah, the #Houthis and the Iranian militias in Syria.
The #Iranians manage to regularly deliver to its consumers, such a special shipment that includes anti-aircraft missiles and equipment designed for the missile upgrade project held by Hezbollah last month at Rafiq al-Hariri Airport in Beirut.
For years, foreign intelligence systems have exposed the transfer of Hezbollah weapons and fighters to and from #Lebanon aboard Iranian civilian planes.
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How the 🇮🇱Israeli defense deals with the threat of #Hezbollah's precision missiles.
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#Iranians in #Syria: Three key issues were at stake: the establishment of the Iranians and their emissaries on Syrian soil, the indoctrination of the Syrian people through Shiite clerics who had been flown from Iran, and the takeover of the Syrian arms industry. 1
#Syria has a well-developed arms industry, the result of #Russian knowledge and years of local development in favor of the Syrian army arming itself in preparation for a future war against Israel. 2
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1/The goal of the 2nd FAILED Politically-motivated Witch_Hunt was to put an end to politicians’ assertion concerning #Election_FRAUD& consequently, implement it for upcoming elections, no matter who are candidates.
In fact, the totalitarian control which is...
2/essential for FRAUD/CRIME/CORRUPTION, had been already put into effect by CORRUPT agents/cia fbi..& the era of Eliminationists started!
#Iranians experienced the same criminal process by Khomeini’s loyalists following oppressive monarchy.
@IvankaTrump
3/Everybody’s under watch, potential/active #Leaders &military commanders got Eliminated, along with unreliable rich people who lost their wealth in periodical deliberate government-based #Economic_Crisis or Confiscation by court!
Once a while, the regime insidiously stirred up a
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The presence of the #terrorist & intelligence arm of #QudsForce on Turkish soil. How #Turkey enables Iranians to operate as a central base country, for the logistical & operational operation of QF & #Iranian intelligence vis-à-vis target countries in Europe & the Middle East.
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Iranian intelligence sees it as #Iran's "operational backyard" vis-à-vis the Middle East and Europe, as #Turkey has a number of clear advantages, including:
- proximity to Iran and relatively easy mobility of operatinal it and through it (air and land)
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- Iranian citizens do not need a visa to enter the country
- This geographical location central and attractive holding secret meetings with #terrorist organizations throughout the world (Middle East, Europe, South East Asia)
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1)The ongoing trial of #Iran's diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah #Assadi, the mastermind of the failed bomb plot meant to kill many dignitaries & #Iranians during 2018 #FreeIran rally, has raised concerns among the MEPs in @Europarl_EN. Will justice finally be done? Read the Q&A⬇️ Image
2)MEP.@giannagancia's 1st question to @JosepBorrellF: 1)Does the HR/VP agree that such conduct is powerful evidence for a need for a firmer policy against the Iranian regime’s threatening activities in Europe?
#NoImpunity4Mullahs
3) MEP.@giannagancia: "2) What recommendations has the HR/VP made to the Government of #Iran regarding the reported threats from its arrested diplomat Assadolah #Assadi to influence the outcome of his trial on #terrorism charges?"
thenationalnews.com/world/europe/i…
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1)3rd Thread on #Iran-#Iraq war.
In the last 2 threads,we discussed who was responsible for the devastating war&the consequences of the war for Iran. Here are the links if you missed them.


On this thread, let's discuss #MEK's role
2)As the #Iran-#Iraq War erupted,#MEK publicly condemned the occupation of Iranian territory &Independent of forces organized by the regime, MEK members and supporters rushed to the southern &western fronts to fight against the invaders.
3)A large number of #MEK members &supporters were killed or taken prisoner by #Iraqi troops. The MEK was also locked in a political struggle against the mullahs as it called for a democratic outcome of the revolution while the mullahs sought to instill a theocratic dictatorship.
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#BREAKING: #US will announce sanctions on several Iranian entities and officials on Thursday: #Iran envoy arab.news/vbvb2
#BREAKING: Elliott Abrams says the targets of US sanctions will involve the judge who sentenced #Iranian wrestler #NavidAfkari to death arab.news/vbvb2
#BREAKING: US special envoy for #Iran: US thinks Iran will come to the negotiating table once Nov. 3 election is over arab.news/vbvb2
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A strong US message to the #Iranians: Don't mess with #Bahrain and #UAE for making their normalization deal with #Israel. @USNavy Courtesy of the #ussnimitz and friends. Image
2/ @USNavy & the #UAE. This is why the US patrols near Iran:
One of the Emirates is Fujairah, UAE's largest port on the east coast & a huge oil bunkering hubs for storage & loading of oil/fuel.
On May 12, 2019, 4 tankers at the port were sabotaged, holes blown in their hulls. Image
3/ This is why @USNavy is in Arabia Sea/Persian Gulf.
On Oct 1, 2016, the UAE's HSV-2 Swift was sailing near the Mab al Mandab strait when it was blasted by a Houthi missile (prob a C-802 Iranian-supplied missile like Hizb fired at an Israeli missile boat in 2006.) Heavy damage. Image
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No war of words, these are real threats, says #IRGC head. “Do you think we will kill a woman in S Africa to avenge our martyred brother? We will target those behind unfair assassination of Gen. #Soleimani. Mr. Trump! Don’t doubt our revenge. It’s really serious,” says Gen. Salami
#Iran #IRGC: “We will take a fair revenge. That’s why we didn’t target ur soldiers in Ain Al Assad. You threaten us with an attack 1000s times greater in magnitude! When we targeted ur base, we anticipating ur response & had prepared 100s missiles to fire” khabaronline.ir/news/1434067/%…
With only 6 weeks to #US vote, tensions are rising. Trump's reelection means more escalation. Strained under sanctions, #Iran under hardliners will have few reasons to show restraint, with #Israel drawing closer to its doorstep! Revenge is a matter of honor! Trump is provoking!
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This is fascinating. One of the most influential #Iranian religious eulogists (nohe-khans) of the 20th century was a black Iranian named Jahanbakhsh Kordi Zadeh (1936-1977).

His #Muharram & #Ashura eulogies influenced many famous religious songs, including from the Iran-Iraq War ImageImageImage
One of the famous songs of the #Iran-Iraq War, "Mammad Naboodi Bebini," about a slain #Iranian commander who led the liberation of the city of #Khoramshahr, was directly influenced by a nohe from Kordi Zadeh. Here is the original:
Even many many #Iranians don't know but there is a sizable community of Iranians of African origin in southern #Iran.

Kordi Zadeh was from #Bushehr on the coast of the Persian Gulf.

fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AC%D9…
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My latest for @AJEnglish examines the increasingly dire economic & political conditions in #Iran.

I argue that US pressure is in many ways cementing the #Iranian political system at the expense of the livelihoods of Iranians. Some key points:

aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…
2. US #sanctions & the pandemic have spurred an economic crisis & a pervasive sense of hopelessness & anguish among many #Iranians.

In recent months, #Iran has been gripped by labour strikes, rising inflation, & increasing poverty.
3. According to officials, #Iran is now among the top 4 countries with the highest levels of #inflation.

Iran's #poverty rate has increased from 15% in 2012 to over 18% in 2019. Per capita income has decreased by 34% over this period.
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1)The #IRGC is eyeing Iran’s presidency & Parviz Fattah is emerging as its perfect candidate

As a strong contender for 2021, Fattah has been dominating headlines

But who is Fattah? What's his ideology? What would his presidency mean for #Iran’s domestic/foreign policy?

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2)Despite avoiding limelight, Fattah’s got lots of experience:Ahmadinejad’s energy minister (1st term) + heading Khamenei’s ideological-charitable orgs:Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (2015-19)& Mostazafan Foundation(current role).But underpinning all of this are his ties to IRGC
3)Fattah’s a product of the #IRGC. His career began on the frontline of #Iran-Iraq War, but his links extend beyond the battlefield. After leaving gov in 2009, he became dep commander of IRGC’s construction HQ, Khatam al-Anbia & head of its investment arm,Bonyad-e Taavon-e Sepah
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1/ #BREAKING The ground in #Lebanon is rumbling. So much going on that requires surveillance.
Economic collapse, #Hizbullah mischief along #Israel's border, government collapse, & a ticking bomb that was set 15 yrs ago, which could blow up Friday and collapse the whole house. 🇱🇧
2/ #Breaking #Lebanon.
@yonibmen has excellent piece (in Hebrew for now) on the terrorist incursion along #Israel-#Syria border last night. israelhayom.co.il/article/787131
Little doubt Hizbullah's behind it & seeks to deflect the IDF from attacking Leb. These attacks have history.
3/#Breaking #Lebanon.
Hizb, #Iran & Syria worked to set up a Golan liberation militia to attack #Israel from Syria.
First leader, Samir Kuntar, a vile terrorist who smashed a Jewish baby. Killed on Golan in 2015 in Israeli air strike.
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Media covers #FreeIran2020 Global Summit.
Sommet mondial virtuel de l'opposition avec des participants d'une centaine de pays lorientlejour.com/article/1226284 via @LOrientLeJour
#IStandWithMaryamRajavi #WeSupportMEK
Largest Online Gathering in the World: The #FreeIran2020 Global Summit shar.es/ab215o
#IStandWithMaryamRajavi #WeSupportMEK
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