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This is your periodic reminder that Sen. @BernieSanders has very fond ties with @NIACouncil, #Iran’s main lobby group.

Iranians have long criticized NIAC & used this hashtag:
But don’t be surprised.

Bernie Sanders parroted the regime’s talking points, hailing the terrorist IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani as a “top Iranian general.”
Bernie Sanders went as far as comparing President Trump taking out Soleimani, a designated terrorist, to Vladimir Putin assassinating dissidents.
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Simple questions for Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT

Why did you meet @JZarif in secret? If you discussed what you claim, why not do so in public?

How do you explain your ties with #Iran's DC-based lobby group @NIACouncil?

We Iranians believe #NIACLobbies4Mullahs. How about you?
@ChrisMurphyCT @JZarif @NIACouncil Regarding Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT's secret meeting with @JZarif:

"Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government..."…
@ChrisMurphyCT @JZarif @NIACouncil "The meeting was not officially sanctioned by the U.S. government and appears to have been held in secret to avoid media scrutiny. State Department officials have been clear that they did not play any role in facilitating the meeting or backing it."…
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@SenSanders won the New Hampshire primary.
#Iran apologists/lobbyists support Sanders.
One individual is @hodakatebi, a regular at events held by Tehran’s DC-based lobby group @NIACouncil.
She also called for burning the U.S. flag after the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
@SenSanders @hodakatebi @NIACouncil 2)
Let me emphasize this again:

On Jan 3, @hodakatebi called for burning the American flag after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the world’s most notorious terrorist who has killed, wounded & displaced millions of people in the Middle East.
@SenSanders @hodakatebi @NIACouncil 3)
Soleimani also has American blood on his hands.

“Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military general who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday, was responsible for the deaths of over 600 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.”…
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@PeteButtigieg, the Iowa caucus "winner," is endorsed & advised by @vali_nasr, a known #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist who describes Qassem Soleimani as a “general” & “bureaucrat” rather than the terrorist he is.

Let’s get to know more about Vali Nasr.
@PeteButtigieg @vali_nasr 2)
Nasr teamed up with @AliVaez, another known Tehran apologist, to write an NYT piece desperately begging for negotiations with the US.

Vaez is a known protégé of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Vaez is also advising Buttigieg.
@PeteButtigieg @vali_nasr @AliVaez 3)
And here are Nasr's views about Iranian President @HassanRouhani & Foreign Minister @JZarif, claiming they enjoy support among the Iranian people.
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Meet @ManaKharrazi, a members of #Iran’s lobby in Washington, who has very close relations with certain DC politicians.
@ManaKharrazi 2)
Khrarrazi will introduce herself as the Executive Director of Iranian Alliances Across Borders (@IAABsays).

Now let’s dig into what Kharrazi will not tell you.
@ManaKharrazi @IAABsays 3)
Kharrazi has very close relations to @NIACouncil, Tehran’s main DC-based lobby group.

Iranians hate NIAC & use this hashtag to describe the group:
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Members of #Iran’s lobby, @NIACouncil, gaining a foothold in Congress.

-@mahyarsorour with @Ilhan

-@ethanazad with @RepRashida

-@samira_says with @RepBarbaraLee

(h/t @HanifJazayeri for his excellent research.)
@NIACouncil @mahyarsorour @Ilhan @ethanazad @RepRashida @samira_says @RepBarbaraLee @HanifJazayeri 2)
@mahyarsorour is the Senior Legislative Assistant to @Ilhan.
Sorour was a candidate for NIAC Action's leadership board back in July.
@NIACouncil @mahyarsorour @Ilhan @ethanazad @RepRashida @samira_says @RepBarbaraLee @HanifJazayeri 3)
@ethanazad is a staff member of @RepRashida who handles a "broad legislative portfolio, helping Tlaib’s office on foreign affairs… and government oversight."
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@NIACouncil member @AssalRad resorts to a known tactic of constantly mentioning the threat of war with #Iran to create a climate of fear that is completely unfounded and baseless.
While no one wants a new war in this already troubled region, Rad compares the U.S. military to that of Saddam. Even elementary school children understand this comparison is quite ridiculous.

However, she's desperate to help Iran's regime save face.
Basing her entire article behind the “rally around the flag” theory, Rad refuses to mention how Iran’s regime forced tens of thousands of children to open minefields for its brigades during the 1980s Iran-Iraq War.
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Let’s teach @theintercept a lesson.
This outlet & #Iran regime apologists/lobbyists are accusing Voice of America Persian of becoming a pro-Trump outlet.
It is interesting that they never complained when pro-Tehran voices, such as Negar Mortazavi, were at VOA Persian.
The first individual cited in this piece is Negar Mortazavi, who is known for her close relations with @JZarif, Iran’s top diplomat, and @NIACouncil, Tehran’s DC-based lobby group.

Mortazavi is completely biased.
Former VOA executive editor Mohammad Manzarpour is another individual cited in The Intercept piece.
Here’s proof from a Washington Times article that Manzarpour himself is completely biased.
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U.S. Treasury sanctions #Iran Foreign Minister Zarif @JZarif - via @AmichaiStein1
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 #UPDATE
U.S. Treasury Dept. adds @JZarif to the list of "Specially Designated Nationals."
Zarif is also subject to secondary sanctions.…
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 Zarif has close relations with terrorists such as Qassem Suleimani, the IRGC, Hezbollah & Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
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@JZarif, the foreign minister of #Iran’s regime, is in the U.S. confined to a limited area in New York.
The shadow of sanctions remain over his head.
Zarif has close relations with terrorists such as Qassem Suleimani, the IRGC, Hezbollah & Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry, headed by Zarif, transfers over $100 million a year to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
Zarif is also a member of Iran’s “Supreme National Security Council,” the body that decides on all of the regime’s foreign terrorist plots.
This makes Zarif an accomplice in all of the regime’s terrorism.
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#Iran’s regime & lobbyists terrified of a Twitter account

On June 9, The Intercept published a piece by Murtaza Hussain claiming that I, being an Iranian dissident/activist, am a “persona” & my Twitter account is managed by the MEK, the main Iranian opposition group.
Following the publication, Iran apologists/lobbyists abroad and Tehran’s trolls launched an orchestrated attack against me.
Although Iranians in exile and foreign dignitaries strongly supported me, Twitter temporarily suspended my account and reopened it after gaining reassurance.

As a result, Iran’s regime failed on an international stage in silencing my voice of exposing the mullahs’ crimes.
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(1) Dear @ClaraJeffery, I recently read the «The Suspicious Twitter Network Trolling for Regime Change in Iran» article posted on your website, written by journalist @alibreland. I must admit that I was pretty boggled by the flawed and biased content of it. I will try to explain.
(2) Firstly, the journalist refers to MEK as «militant» and an «armed group», which is factually inaccurate. He also brings up the fact that they were on the State Department’s list of FTO’s, but leaves out an essential part, which is WHY they were designated..
(3) In 1997, after Mohammad Khatami was elected president of Iran, the Clinton admin sought to better the U.S. - Iran relationship, by offering a series of «goodwill gestures». The Mullahs were still unimpressed and declared in september 1997 that..
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In an interview with @CNN today, @jrezaian claimed he is a “journalist.”

To the Iranian Diaspora, Rezaian is nothing but a known & disgraced #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist writing pro-Tehran articles despite being jailed in Tehran.
If there was any doubt that @jrezaian of the @WashingtonPost is an #Iran regime apologist/lobbyist, this should be the final nail in the coffin.

Despite being jailed by this regime, Rezaian calls for the U.S. to actually trade with the mullahs.…
Here @jrezaian reveals where he gets his talking points from: @JZarif
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Court documents from Sep 28, 2006:
@tparsi sent confidential info to @JZarif, informing him that based on what he heard in Congress, Bolton would not get the Senate vote to become U.S. Ambassador to UN.


Court documents: @NIACouncil defrauded the IRS, did not report its lobbying until @EliLake Lake was going to publish court docs in Wash. Times revealing its lobbying. NIAC rushed to amend past tax returns ……

Credit: @IranianForum

An #Iran regime insider sheds light on how @JZarif launched @NIACouncil.

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Parts of an email I wrote in 2013 to @tparsi, copying those in DC who have since realized we’ve been right all along:


“How shameful that you purport to represent the will of the Iranian-American people... have] a morally perverse, dishonest propaganda campaign aiming to achieve the one and only mission your so called ‘association’ has ever had: the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and a soft, appeasing American foreign policy...
...Rather than educate the Iranian-American community, you intentionally misinform them, preying on their good hearted concern for their loved ones. Criticizing elected officials is a cherished right in the US, but your tactics resemble those of Kayhan's Hossein Shariatmadari...
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