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Let’s talk about the utter hypocrisy of #Iran’s Foreign Minister @JZarif at the Munich Security Conference.
Let's start by focusing on how #Iran’s regime has violated the Obama-blessed 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

The Iranians have produced excess heavy water, illegally, at least twice, which they sold for profit.
The Iranians have exceeded the limits on advanced centrifuge research and development, by assembling more than a half dozen IR-8 rotor assemblies and operating 13-15 IR-6 centrifuges in a single cascade.
Iran is likely violating Section T, explicitly banning “activities which could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” such as using computer models simulating a nuclear bomb, or designing multi-point, explosive detonation systems.
German intelligence has reported that in 2015 and 2016, when the U.S. was still part of the JCPOA, Iran attempted more than one hundred times to obtain illicit nuclear technology, which may be in violation of the deal.
In 2015, Tehran violated the deal by refusing to fully cooperate with the IAEA investigating the Possible Military Dimensions of the nuclear program.
In 2018, Israel exposed much of what the Iranians had been hiding from the IAEA.
Most recently, as an Iranian official admitted, Iran did not dismantle the core of the plutonium reactor at Arak, as required by the deal.
For another, the IAEA inspectors — and the West itself — are severely limited in their ability to monitor Iranian compliance with the deal.
This Iranian refusal to allow international inspections of its’ military sites is itself a violation of the Iran deal. The relevant language of the JCPOA states (see Annex I, Q Access, pg. 23):
While Zarif lies about combating drugs, read this:

"the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah"
“The Guards also have a large stake in the illegal drugs industry, using the vast drugs network setup by Hezbollah, which enables the IRGC Qods Force to deal with various major players throughout the world.”
Sales of illegal drugs in Iran is around $3bn/year, w/ the Qods Force said to be taking a sizeable cut, through the running of many of the routes in & out of the country, as well as having contacts w/ drug smuggling gangs in Afghanistan, & also S. America through Hezbollah.
More alarming detains about #Iran’s state-backed drug network.

Credit: @TonyDuheaume
This thread sheds light on a vast drug network linking Iran’s relationship with #Venezuela’s regime & Hezbollah.
While @JZarif lies about #Iran’s regime combatting human trafficking, this is interesting.

“Iran does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so…”

And in 2016👇
Regime officials are complicit in the coerced recruitment of Afghan men and boys as young as 13 years old residing in Iran to fight for Iranian-supported militias operating in Syria.
Afghan boys in Iran are also vulnerable to sexual abuse by their employers and harassment or blackmailing by the Iranian security services and other government officials.
The Iranian regime also provided financial support to militias fighting in Iraq that recruited and used child soldiers.
The State Department described Iran as “a source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children subject to sex trafficking and forced labor.”
“Trafficking victims are punished – the victims are punished – for acts they are forced to commit. For example, sex trafficking victims may face the death penalty for committing adultery. This is a horrible perversion of justice by a corrupt regime.”
“Reports suggest that police and other Iranian authorities, religious clerics, and parents of victims are allegedly involved in or turn a blind eye to sex trafficking crimes.”
“Street children in Iran are highly vulnerable to trafficking… Organized criminal groups kidnap or purchase and force Iranian and migrant children, especially undocumented Afghan children, to work as beggars and street vendors in cities, including Tehran.”
“Media and other observers reported in 2015 that an Iranian sex trafficking network operated brothels in Erbil where Iranian girls were exploited in commercial sex; the media reported a KRG official allegedly paid $3,000 for an Iranian sex trafficking victim.”
This is the result of appeasing a ruthless regime such as the mullahs’ of #Iran.
Germany (desperately seeking economic interests) vows to remain loyal to the highly flawed JCPOA & seeks to involve Tehran in talks over the future of Syria.
Here’s a short look at the report card of #Iran’s regime.
And, last but not least, Obama championed the policy of appeasing & succumbing to the mullahs’ in #Iran.
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