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Exclusive Report: 48th US Vice President @Mike_Pence Meets NCRI’s @Maryam_Rajavi, Visits Ashraf 3 in #Albania
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"Fmr. Vice @Mike_Pence: "I traveled more than 5,000 miles from #Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the #Iranian people from decades of tyranny & the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous & democratic #Iran." 1/15
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"I can say with certainty that the #American people support your goal of establishing a secular, #democratic, nonnuclear #Iranian republic that derives its powers from the consent of the governed." 2/15
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Fmr. Vice @Mike_Pence: "I traveled more than 5,000 miles from my home in #Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the #Iranian people from decades of tyranny, and the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous and democratic #Iran." ImageImageImageImage
@Mike_Pence "I can say with certainty that the #American people support your goal of establishing a secular, #democratic, nonnuclear #Iranian republic that derives its just powers from the consent of the
governed."
@Mike_Pence "Under the Trump-Pence administration, I am proud that #America did not turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the #Iranian people, and we did not remain silent in the face of the Iranian regime’s countless atrocities."
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It's finally here!
I'm extremely excited to announce that my book "Iranian-Saudi Rivalry since 1979: In the Words of Kings & Clerics" has been published by @BloomsburyBooks @ibtauris.
Let me tell you a little bit about my book & my decade-long journey in this thread🧵1/25
This book is a revision of my DPhil Dissertation at @UniofOxford @StCrossCollege which covered Iranian & Saudi Mutual (mis)Representations 1979-2009 & subsequent work that covered this rivalry up to 2021 as an Academic Visitor at @StAntsCollege @OxfordMEC . 2/25
This publication builds on the work of great experts, scholars & academics including [in alpha. order]
@PaulAarts2
@Adib_Moghaddam
@S_Akbarzadeh
@MadawiDr
@altoraifi
@HAmirahmadi
@abaabood
@wbeeman
#ShahramChubin @carnegienpp
@AnoushEhteshami
#HennerFürtig @GIGA_Institute 3/25
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Despite these statements, the West has insisted on believing that the Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) of #Tehran's #nuclear program have ceased to exist since 2003. 1/8
For almost two decades, Western negotiators kept coming up with initiatives to keep the talks alive and carrots followed incentive packages.
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The regime in #Iran continued to stall the #ViennaTalks, while the E3 and the #US continued to postpone taking firm action in @iaeaorg BoG meeting one after the other. 3/8
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#Israel Tells US it Killed IRGC Covert Assassination Group Head (report)

Israeli officials informed the US that it Killed Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, leader of a secretive hit squad within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, outside his Tehran home.

The killing was allegedly
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intended to warn #Iran off continuing Unit 840’s kidnapping and murder of figures outside Iran, including those in #Israel, but #Tehran has denied the unit even exists.

The New York Times cited an unnamed intel official without specifying from which county,
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but Israeli security services are said to be furious that the responsibility is now being placed solely on their shoulders and fear Iranian reprisals against Israeli targets.
Khodaei was assassinated by two people riding a motorcycle, while riding in a car in front of his
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests in several cities of #Iran for the fifth consecutive night. This is Shahrekord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, people can be seen protesting the regime over the increase of food prices.
#Iran's Islamic Regime has deployed hundreds of security forces to the streets of #Tehran due to their fear of the eruption of anti-regime protests in the capital city. This footage is recorded in Sadeqiyeh square of #Tehran.
Anti-regime protest in Surshjan, a small city in Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of #Iran. Security forces attacked the protesters an hour ago.
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Since my earlier tweet on #IranProtests, I have been asked what the #Biden administration should do that would be constructive and supportive of the protestors, who may have been triggered by food prices but whose anger is much deeper and more profound. Here are 3 ideas: 1/5
1) @WhiteHouse should announce that, in accordance with longstanding policy, US pursuit of a new nuclear deal in no way constricts our right and duty to speak out in support of #Iranians exercising the universal right of free speech and assembly. 2/5
2) @POTUS should task #NSC to coordinate all-of-government support to help Iranians access the internet, circumventing #Iran’s draconian restrictions. This should include outreach to tech companies to assist/support online access for people of #Iran. 3/5
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#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests across #Iran. Security forces are permitted by Dictator #Khamenei to use lethal weapons against the protesters. Protesters drive their cars in-order to block the orads on security forces. Video from #KhorramAbad this afternoon👇
Thi is #Borujerd, Lorestan Province in western #Iran, security forces have dispersed protesters but people continue their anti-regime protest in main streets of their city.
#BREAKING: Anti-regime protests are spreading across #Iran over the increase of food prices by the regime. This is Surshjan, in Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. People can be seen chanting slogans against Shiite clerics.
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Anti-regime protests start in Quchan, Razavi Khorasan province, #Iran.
Anti-regime protests start in Sureshjan, Chaharmahal Bakhtiari province, #Iran.
زبون به این کلفتی
کو آب برق مفتی
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It is time for #Russia to see the real face of #Israel.

Because Israel feels confident that Russia won't change its policy toward it or react, it allows Israeli newspapers to diminish and attack President Putin.

Israel newspaper: The real face of Putin haaretz.com/opinion/editor…
#Russia suggested Sunday that it could seize the Russian-based assets of countries it deems hostile in retaliation for a #US proposal to sell off Russian oligarchs' assets & pay it to Ukraine."it is fair to take reciprocal measures and confiscate assets," said Vyacheslav Volodin.
A lesson to all wealthy countries (mainly #China and #Saudi Arabia who maintain trillions in the #US) and individuals:

Biden seeks powers to use Russian oligarchs’ assets for Ukraine aje.io/sfk5wb via @AJEnglish
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The Raisi's Minister of #MOIS, claimed: #Israel is behind the #sectarianism [conflicts between Shia & Sunni] and #Takfiri's terrorist attacks in #Iran!

In fact, mullah's #shia religious octopus spreads #radicalism, #sectarianism , #terrorism and chaos in the #MENA

@UANI
#Iran's new spymaster, #Khatib: Foe to all, friend to none?

@EQfard & @ardavank
⬇️ @IsraelHayomEng

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Meet Esmaeil #Khatib, #Iran’s new spymaster

⬇️ @JNS_org
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With #OPEC Plus clinging to #oil pumping operations at nearly the same level, which leads to a continuous rise in fuel prices globally, in my opinion, the key to this crisis is in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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#KSA #USA #Russia #Ukraine #EU #NATO #Iran Image
As it is known, #Riyadh is the second largest oil exporter in the world with about 10 mbd and the second largest reserves. #SaudiArabia also leads the #OPEC, which includes a number of oil exporters, making it an important influence on global oil prices.
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It is important to stress that the current rise started since the 4th quarter of last year, months before Russian invasion in #Ukraine, with assurances from #US, confirming its attempt to communicate with the Saudi side to raise the level of production, hitting a dead end.
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#Iran becomes the only foreign government so far to come out to openly endorse Prime Minister #ImranKhan's claim about a #US conspiracy to topple him. Tehran's state-run channel suggests that #Pakistan's opposition parties are executing American agenda:
Three weeks ago, #Nasrallah the chief of #Iran's main militant group #Hezbollah, globally designated as a terrorist organization, praised PM #ImranKhan in a TV speech. Pakistani @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL broadcast clips from militant chief's speech.

#Iran's state media is encouraging PM #ImranKhan to take on the West [], which serves no Pakistani interest, while #Tehran is busy negotiating a deal with Western powers that includes economic cooperation.
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#RussiaUkraine
#DPR Tank duelling with Ukr AT Missile crews
#RussiaUkraine #Chechens
Footage of Chechens during street fighting in #Mariupol
The launchers they're firing seem to be disposable RPO-A with thermobaric rounds
#RussiaUkraine #Chechens
Chechen unit in a large weapons depot they captured in #Zaporozhye Region
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HAPPENING NOW: @USAfricaCommand Commander Gen. Stephen Townsend & @CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie back on #CapitolHill, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee

Joined by @DeptofDefense UnderSec for Policy Sasha Baker
#China has made a decision, a deliberate decision to compete w/America in #Africa & win that competition" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Townsend

"They compete primarily thru economic means & diplomatic means..."
"The primary thing that concerns me w/#China's military competition in #Africa is that they are seeking, actively seeking a military base on the #Atlantic Coast of Africa" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Townsend

"That would be bad for America's security..."
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War in #Ukraine and a halt in negotiations on the #JCPOA due to #Russia’s demands are game changers that also risk endangering #Iran-#SaudiArabia talks. A THREAD 1/11🧵 : google.it/amp/s/www.alja…
2/11 After a new round of #KSA-#Iran talks was announced yesterday, rumors suggested #Iran wished to suspend talks. Meanwhile Iran’s IRGC launched an attack on US installations in Erbil. This is worrying: reuters.com/world/middle-e…
3/11 Russia’s demands in #JCPOA talks and subsequent halt in negotiations, may disincentivize #Tehran to opt for dialogue and refraining from targeting #US assets & Iran’s regional rivals, either directly or through its allied paramilitaries in Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
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As I predicted two days ago, the Russian invasion of #Ukraine would directly affect the course of the negotiations in #Vienna on #Iran's nuclear program, which was declared frozen today.
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To understand why, you can read the thread:👇
Signing the agreement would have meant a stab in the back for #Russia by opening the way for Iranian oil and gas to be pumped into the global market, which would turn the most dangerous Russian weapon against the West less severe.
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#Iran #USA #EU #UK #NATO
A rejection of the agreement would create to the West anger and disappointment with all the economic and security concessions made by #France, #Germany and the #US, which in one way or another caused tension in western relations with #SaudiArabia and the #UAE.
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Thread: #Putin’s Worldview:

1. He doesn’t accept defeat. Putin has never “lost” a conflict of scale. Sometimes that comes at high cost to #Russia, certainly the present econ sanctions are an example of that, plus high casualties. This leads to…
2. Win at all costs. See video from #Mariupol to see what Russian mass fires look like in 2022. Eastern and central #Ukraine are beginning to resemble #Aleppo Syria. He intends to hollow out Ukrainian state via mass distraction of infrastructure and economy. This achieves his…
3. Core goal: end Ukraine’s modernization. Putin said he wants to “demilitarize” the country, and many analysts thought that meant defeating Ukrainian military/occupation. So did I once. But lately my opinion has been that demilitarisation equates to destroying capacity to live…
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Breaking: House Intel Committee posts @ODNIgov's 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, aka the Worldwide Threat Assessment

"#Beijing, #Moscow, #Tehran, & #Pyongyang have demonstrated the capability & intent to advance their interests at the expense of the #UnitedStates & its allies"
"#China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the #UnitedStates in multiple arenas—especially economically, militarily & technologically—& is pushing to change global norms & potentially threatening its neighbors" per @ODNIgov report
"#Russia is pushing back against #Washington where it can—locally & globally—employing techniques up to & including the use of force" per @ODNIgov report, compiled w/info available up to January
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#Ukraine / #Russian war thread
Day 3:

[My Telegram channel: t.me/no_itsmyturn]
[My donation page: aleph.wtf/donate/]
Kyiv, short while ago
#Ukraine 🇺🇦
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#Ukraine / #Russian war thread
Day 2
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At 4.25 Russian forces launched a missile strike at the Primorsky Pasad border unit in the Zaporizhia region. As a result of the attack, border guards have been killed and wounded- Ukraine Border Guards Service

via @ELINTNews
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A breakout time of "weeks" would make "re-entering #JCPOA" a significant risk -- if there's going to be a deal, it'll need to be different, and significantly better/stronger, as #Iran is now just a 'hop, skip
& a jump' from the point of no return.
I'd give this vision a 0% chance of success.

There's just no way #Iran would re-enter the #JCPOA, take sanctions relief etc., and then agree to join a longer & more strict deal. It's a fantasy.
.@ChrisMurphyCT:

- "Now is the time for #Biden’s negotiating team to make the smart but necessary concessions to restart some version of #Obama’s nuclear deal."

No doubt #Trump put us in a horrible position, but framing things like this is problematic.

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#Iran-backed #Houthi militia is now involved in at least two attacks resulting in injuries+death of #Pakistan citizens in #KSA+#UAE. In May 2021, Houthis targeted #Jeddah within hours of the arrival of PM #ImranKhan+First Lady [see: ] /1
Apart from killing a #Pakistan citizen, the #Houthi attack on @AdnocGroup facility targets an energy partner of six largest Pakistani oil & gas companies [See ]

[ADNOC statement ]
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#Pakistan has so far avoided directly criticizing #Iran-backed proxies in the region in order to avoid altercations with #Tehran and its feared #IRGC/QF paramilitaries. But now #Houthis increasingly pose a direct threat to Pak interests in the #Gulf. /3

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#Iran-backed #Houthi attack in #AbuDhabi comes days after #UAE NSA met Iranian NSA in #Tehran. Meeting appeared cordial in pictures [see ].

Earlier, Iran issued inflammatory statements on UAE-#Israel bilateral exchanges [see ]
The #AbuDhabi attack would mark an escalation in the activities of #Iran-backed militias around the #Gulf region. The first days of the year have seen an escalation in #Iraq against the Iraqi government and #US outposts. [See &
A #Pakistan citizen killed in alleged #Houthi attack on #UAE. If confirmed, this will not be the first time that actions of #Iran-backed militia resulted in Pakistani casualties. Iranian malign activity directly impacts vital Pakistani interests in #Gulf.

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