#BREAKING
Video of a rocket targeting the city of Ashdod in Israel located north of Gaza & west of Jerusalem.

My take:
#Iran-backed militias launched this attack in response to today's agreement between Israel, the UAE & Bahrain.
CCTV footage of the rocket launched from northern Gaza towards Ashdod leaving six injured.

My take:
#Iran apologists/lobbyists will now argue today's agreement between Israel, the UAE & Bahrain brokered by the U.S. is to blame for this "rise in tension."
Video from the scene of impact in Ashdod, Israel

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28 Sep
THREAD

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)
-Rep. Omar has ties with @NegarMortazavi

-Mortazavi has ties with Iran's lobby group NIAC

-Mortazavi also has very close ties with @JZarif

-Is Mortazavi relaying Zarif's talking points to Omar?

I believe so. ImageImageImageImage
Read 10 tweets
27 Sep
#BREAKING
News of the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq leaving Baghdad & stationing in the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, along with the decision to close the U.S. Embassy may be officially issued on Monday, according to Sky News Arabic.
Iraqi Special Division units have deployed within Baghdad's Green Zone, along with the gates and roads leading to it, according to Sky News Arabic.

Image
Al-Hadath reporting more than one European and Arab embassy are weighing the idea of also leaving Baghdad if attacks on diplomatic missions continue.
Read 4 tweets
27 Sep
#BREAKING
Macron:
-Lebanon's politicians wasted a month for reforms
-[#Iran-backed] Hezbollah must end military role in Syria
-Hezbollah, allies did not make concessions to form gov
-Hezbollah can't continue as armed militias & pol party
-Hezbollah doesn't respect Lebanese people
Macron:
-We'll provide direct assistance to Lebanese people & not pass through gov agencies
-Stakes are high for Lebanon
-Institutions can't be ineffective
-Amal & [#Iran-backed] Hezbollah prevented formation of a new gov
-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.
Read 4 tweets
24 Sep
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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