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Let’s talk about a recent WaPo piece written by #Iran apologist/lobbyist @AliVaez teaming up with a former Iranian FM Ardeshir Zahedi.

Question: Why don’t they ask Iran’s mullahs to run a “stable” & “normal" country?
Firstly, why do I describe @AliVaez as an #Iran apologist/lobbyist?

He has close links to the regime, especially Rafsanjani (now dead), the mastermind behind the campaign claiming Iran’s regime having a “moderate” faction.
This is the authors’ main concern:

U.S. President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure policy breaking the mullahs’ bones in Iran.
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Interesting how MSM & #Iran’s state media were silent on a very important subject.
In his visit to Germany on May 30, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Tehran to immediately & unconditionally approve all FATF anti-money laundering/terrorism financing bills.
“Iran has also utterly failed to meet its commitments under the Financial Action Task Force action plan that it had agreed to, that Iran had agreed to back in 2016……

This is a first for @SecPompeo to officially demand #Iran’s regime ratify FATF-related treaties.

The FATF Plenary & Working Group meetings will convene from June 16-21 in Orlando, Florida.

This is Tehran’s deadline.
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Turkey was enjoying cheap oil from #Iran.
Those days are over.
Ankara will have to pay market price for oil from other sources.
New Delhi has stopped purchases of Iranian oil from May after the United States ended six months of waiver.
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