THREAD

1)
Joe Biden claims to have a "smarter way to be tough on Iran"

He & Obama had eight years & showed only weakness, emboldening #Iran's regime to further its atrocities both inside the country & abroad.

So let’s debunk Biden’s lies.
2)
Biden claims U.S. President Donald Trump “tossed away a policy that was working to keep America safe.”

Remember the $150 billion in credit & $1.8 billion in unmarked cash?

Even Kerry said, “Some sanctions relief money for Iran will go to terrorism.”
edition.cnn.com/2016/01/21/pol…
3)
It gets worse:

“Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016…”
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
4)
Biden claims Trump walked from Obama’s “deal that put the world's eyes and ears inside Iran's nuclear program and was verifiably blocking Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon.”

Let’s take a look at a few reminders & debunk Biden’s lie.
5)
Iran violated its nuclear obligations, even after the 2015 nuclear deal w/ Obama/Biden.

Iran's Atomic Energy Org chief:
"We did not fill the Arak heavy water reactor w/ cement."
"We had already purchased pipes like those filled... Only Khamenei knew."
6)
8 Dec 2015

Tehran violated the deal by refusing to fully cooperate with the IAEA investigating the Possible Military Dimensions of the nuclear program.

isis-online.org/uploads/isis-r…
7)
7 July 2016

Germany’s domestic intel agency annual report states Iran pursued a “clandestine” path toward obtaining illicit nuclear technology & equipment from German companies “at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level.”
foxnews.com/world/german-i…
8)
6 June 2017

The Iranians have produced excess heavy water, illegally, at least twice, which they sold for profit.
reuters.com/article/us-ira…
9)
29 August 2017

IAEA inspectors — and the West itself — are severely limited in their ability to monitor Iranian compliance with the JCPOA.
reuters.com/article/us-ira…
10)
Iran's 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).

europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/122460…
11)
20 Sep 2017

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.

fdd.org/analysis/2017/…
12)
1 Oct 2017

Iran is likely violating Section T, banning “activities which could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” e.g. using computer models simulating a nuclear bomb, or designing multi-point, explosive detonation systems.
foxnews.com/world/russia-g…
13)
9 Oct 2017

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.
foxnews.com/world/2017/10/…
14)
10 Oct 2017

Iranian opposition coalition NCRI, released in 2017 critical information showing that Iran’s research & development activities, as well as nuclear activities, were continuing at the Parchin military site, out of reach of IAEA inspectors.
foxnews.com/world/irans-se…
15)
The NCRI first blew the whistle Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities in two major sites, Natanz and Arak, back in August 2002.

This thread sheds more light.
16)
1 May 2018

Israel exposed much of what the Iranians had been hiding from the IAEA. All violations of Iran’s nuclear obligations prior to U.S. President Donald Trump exiting the 2015 nuclear deal.
bbc.com/news/world-mid…
17)
Biden criticizes Trump for the Europeans not supporting his policies.

These are the same Europeans that always support Obama/Biden’s flawed 2015 nuclear deal & most recent refused to condemn the execution of #NavidAfkari.

Not good company.
18)
Biden says Iran hadn’t attacked U. troops after the nuclear deal & “Trump has emboldened Iran.”

Remember Aleppo in Syria?

Iran-backed militias stormed the city committing horrific crimes in Dec 2016, all under Obama’s watch & after the nuclear deal.
eu.usatoday.com/story/news/wor…
19)
Biden vows to return to Obama’s unbridled appeasement vis-à-vis Iran & the nuclear deal (which was never signed, by the way).

Here’s some food for thought.
20)
Biden vows to “take steps to make sure US sanctions do not hinder Iran's fight against Covid-19.”

This is playing into Iran’s hands by pushing the regime’s talking points.

Facts:
-Medicine is not sanctioned.
-The regime itself is preventing access.
21)
July 21, 2019

The chief of staff of Iran's president said in a letter that one billion euros ($1.12 billion) in hard currency allocated for importing medicines and essential goods “has disappeared”.
en.radiofarda.com/a/one-billion-…
22)
Important reminder:

Aug 2015—AP revealed secret side deal allowing Iran to self-inspect nuclear facility where they conducted nuclear weapons work. Team Obama/Biden used their favorite echo chamber authors to attack AP.

AP responded by publishing the side deal.
23)
Important reminder:

Aug 2016—WSJ uncovered Team Obama/Biden gave Iran $1.8 bn in unmarked cash ransom for hostages. At a briefing the State Dept. admitted they were lying about the quid pro quo.

"this particular fact is not something that we’ve talked about in the past"
24)
Important reminder:

Obama/Biden’s nuclear deal provided Iran access to $150 billion in credit & $1.8 billion in cash.

This is how Iran spends such money.
25)
Important reminder:

“The JCPOA allowed Iran to persist in rogue behavior—including its sponsorship of terrorism across the Middle East and beyond.’”

This was Obama/Biden’s deal with Iran.
26)
Important reminder:

In January 2016, just months after the Iran nuclear deal was signed, Iran's forces seized 10 U.S. Navy sailors in int'l waters & held them hostage.

And yet Biden criticizes President Trump for exiting the deal & vows a return.
27)
On a note, especially for European governments:

Chamberlain appeased Hitler. That did not end well.

Stop your appeasement of Iran’s genocidal mullahs & join the U.S.’ maximum pressure policy.

This is the only language Tehran understands & it's for your own good.
28)
My thoughts:

The regime in Iran will forever be grateful of the Obama/Biden administration for the highly flawed 2015 nuclear deal.

As an Iranian, I will never forget those horrible eight years.
29)
Obama/Biden provided Iran's regime access to $150 bn in credit & $1.8 bn in unmarked cash?

Much of that money fueled global terrorism
cnn.it/2OV6CQ9

And not a single dime was spent on the Iranian people; two thirds live in absolute poverty.
30)
Finally, there is grave concern that Biden is in bed with Iran’s lobbyists in the U.S.

This thread sheds light.
31)
ADDENDUM:
This thread sheds further light on relations between Team Biden & #Iran's lobbyists in the U.S.

Members of Tehran's lobby group in the U.S. are openly talking about this important subject.

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1)
Did you know that Rep. Ilhan Omar has ties with #Iran’s lobby group @NIACouncil?

Let’s dig in. ImageImageImage
2)
@mahyarsorour is the Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Omar.

Sorour was a candidate for NIAC Action's leadership board back in July 2019. ImageImageImageImage
3)
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#BREAKING
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-Lebanon's politicians wasted a month for reforms
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-I don't rule out sanctions against Lebanese officials
Macron:
-Formation of Lebanese gov is the only option to move forward
-Banking & legal accountability needed to confront corruption

Reminder:
#Iran is using Lebanon's financial system to bypass U.S. sanctions. This is why Hezbollah insists on control over the Financial Ministry.
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THREAD

1)
Meet @AlanKhazei who is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress #MA04.

He is endorsed by #Iran’s first official DC-based lobbying organization @paaia.

America, and the State of Massachusetts, please take this warning seriously.
2)
Khazei:

“What matters is how do we get Trump out of the White House.”

Use young energy to “finally break the log-jam in Congress, break the back of Mitch McConnell.”

“That’s what I am talking about.”
3)
Khazei’s close relations with high-profile figures have helped him raise significant cash.

“Khazei, however, has been one of the most successful at raising cash so far, and ended March with more than $780,000 cash on hand...”
bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/met…
Read 22 tweets
22 Sep
#BREAKING

LIVE
Iranian-Americans rallying outside the White House in support of the U.S. administration restoring UN sanctions targeting the genocidal regime ruling #Iran.

Europe should support the Iranian's aspiration for freedom & democracy

pscp.tv/w/1vOxwkaLzYPx…
Iranian-Americans are asking the int'l community to
-support their resistance against the mullahs' ruling #Iran
-calling for further sanctions against the regime
-continue arms embargo
-special attention to the regime's human rights violations
President Trump—#UNGA
"We withdrew from the terrible Iran nuclear deal & imposed crippling sanctions on the world's leading state sponsor of terror. We obliterated ISIS caliphate 100%, killed its founder/leader Al-Baghdad & eliminated the world's top terrorist Qassem Soleimani."
Read 11 tweets
21 Sep
THREAD

1)
@RichardHaass said inviting @JZarif for a @CFR_org event is an opportunity to ask "hard questions."

Zarif used the opportunity to threaten the U.S.

"President Trump ordered the assassination of [Soleimani]... So the books are not closed."
pscp.tv/Reuters/1vOxwk…
2)
Reminder:
U.S. Treasury Dept. added Zarif to the list of "Specially Designated Nationals."

Zarif is also subject to secondary sanctions.
treasury.gov/resource-cente… ImageImage
3)
For the record:
CFR & @FareedZakaria gave a designated official of a designated state sponsor of terrorism a virtual platform to voice terror threats against US officials & nuclear threats against the int'l community. And this is just days after regime murdered #NavidAfkari. Image
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