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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.
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 The Iranian Foreign Ministry, headed by Zarif, transfers over $100 million a year to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 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 activities.
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 #UPDATE


U.S. Treasury Dept. sanctions bar Zarif from visiting or making transactions via U.S. - via @Joyce_Karam.
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 @Joyce_Karam #UPDATE

Zarif's desperate attempt to save face.

My take:
No more chances to spread the mullahs' propaganda with #FakeNews media in the U.S.
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 @Joyce_Karam #UPDATE
A U.S. official to Sky News Arabic:
Zarif played a major role in assisting Tehran implement the mullahs’ malign agenda.
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 @Joyce_Karam #UPDATE
"Zarif oversees a foreign ministry that has coordinated with one of the Iranian regime’s most nefarious state entities, the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), which is designated pursuant to terrorism and human rights authorities."
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 @Joyce_Karam #UPDATE via - @Joyce_Karam
U.S. Sanctions on Zarif:
• Blocks property, warns ALL persons that engage with Zarif
• Travel assessed “case by case”
• US official “he is not our primary point of contact”

@brhodes rushes to Zarif's support.
(Why am I not surprised!?)
@JZarif @AmichaiStein1 @Joyce_Karam @brhodes Zarif has a network of apologists/lobbyists in the West.
An Iran regime insider sheds light on how Zarif launched the “National Iranian American Council,” (@NIACouncil).
@tparsi is the founder of NIAC.
Zarif has a network of apologists/lobbyists in the West.
An Iran regime insider sheds light on how Zarif launched the “National Iranian American Council,” (@NIACouncil).
@tparsi is the founder of NIAC.
Court documents from Sep 2006:
@tparsi sent confidential info to Zarif, 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: NIAC defrauded the IRS, did not report its lobbying until Eli Lake was going to publish court docs in The Wash. Times revealing its lobbying. NIAC rushed to amend past tax returns …

Credit: @IranianForum

Video presenting proven evidence of financial communication between @NIACouncil / @tparsi with the Atieh Company inside Iran.

The financial ties that were used to circumvent sanctions imposed on the mullahs' regime.

NIAC founder Trita Parsi parrots Iran's talking points provided through Zarif.

Word is that NIAC establishes contact with Iran's security apparatus through @rparsi, the brother of NIAC founder @tparsi.
Unlike Trita, Rouzbeh is not a media figure & he regularly travels to Iran without any limitations.

Now let’s talk about @hmousavian, an Iranian terrorist turned “Princeton scholar,” who runs Zarif’s talking points in mainstream media.

This thread sheds more light:
While Princeton University says Mousavian had a “distinguished career,” he was Iran’s ambassador in Germany overlooking the September 1992 Mykonos restaurant killing of four Iranian Kurdish dissidents.
Iranian ambassadors “were kept apprised of the operations and were instrumental in the post-kill whitewashing of the Islamic Republic. Mousavian was quite active on the German scene…”
April 1997:
A German court ruled Iranian leaders and ministers, including Mousavian, were directly involved in the Mykonos restaurant assassination.
Iranian regime appeasement circles in the U.S. have welcomed Mousavian and recycled him as a “scholar” in Princeton University.

These circles have organized conferences for Mousavian to voice Tehran’s views & how to befriend the mullahs.
Obama’s White House (& @brhodes) also had a close relationship with Mousavian.
Ben Rhodes pursued his “echo chamber” with Mousavian and others.
Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat & head of its national security council, was hosted at the WH at least 3 times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to the Iranian gov, met with Obama admin officials some 33 times.
Mousavian is one of the main elements of Iran’s PR campaign & a senior member of Tehran’s network of apologists/lobbyists in the West.
Now let’s talk about former @NIACouncil member @NegarMortazavi (left).
Mortazavi is quite fond of Zarif.
In my opinion, Mortazavi can be described as Zarif’s lobby/parrot.
Mortazavi is a staunch advocate of the highly flawed Iran-Obama nuclear deal.
Mortazavi also spreads lies for Iran’s regime.
Debunked in this thread by @anakin_ww.
Now let’s talk about @natbrizy, another known Iran regime apologist/lobbyist.
This thread provides details about her.
Here’s a photo of her after interviewing Zarif in his Manhattan home.
She is standing underneath the image of Iranian regime founder Khomeini & current supreme leader @khamenei_ir.
Tabrizy, with a hijab, taking a photo with @hmajd, a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team & very close to Zarif.
And more facts about Majd who is also very close to Trita Parsi.
This was only the tip of the iceberg of Iran’s network of apologists/lobbyists.
For more info about Zarif’s relations w/ NIAC & other Tehran apologists/lobbyists, check these hashtags:

And this website:
Iranians celebrating the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioning Zarif.
Zarif tonight!
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