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1)
#Iran's echo chamber at work

@JZarif describes Qassem Soleimani as a "national hero" who defeated ISIS

Iran apologists/lobbyists begin parroting

@s_m_marandi
@nargesbajoghli
@NegarMortazavi
@tparsi
@barbaraslavin1
@jabdi
@AliVaez
2)
@s_m_marandi

"Professor Marandi, amongst many other bodies, heads the University of Tehran Centre for Public Opinion Research (UTCPOR), which is monitored by the Iranian Foreign Ministry."

thecommentator.com/article/6281/i…
3)
May 30, 2020—Mohammad Marandi

"Blacks are poor in the US... they live in slums... high school graduates have the knowledge of our 2nd or 3rd graders... TV constantly tells them they are violent, smugglers... all they have left is sports."
4)
@nargesbajoghli of @JohnsHopkins

-has close ties with Iran's chief apologist Zarif
-Iran's DC-based lobby arm @NIACouncil is fond Bajoghli & says she conducted fieldwork with Iran's security forces
-always ready to praise Iran's terrorist-designated IRGC
5)
@NegarMortazavi, former member of NIAC

Iranian netizens launched this hashtag: #NIACLobbies4Mullahs

Mortazavi boasts of having close contact with Team Biden & whitewashes the regime’s crimes.

I recommend watching this to the end.
6)
@tparsi is the founder of Iran's DC-based lobby arm NIAC

NIAC pushes Iran’s talking points.

Listen to this Iranian regime insider explain that NIAC was established by Zarif.
7)
Trita Parsi is the official founder of NIAC in the U.S.

Listen to how he parrots Zarif’s talking points.
8)
@barbaraslavin1 went the distance for Tehran in a @Newsweek article by glorifying the terrorist Qassem Soleimani as a "charismatic leader," "hero" & "martyr."

Nothing else is expected from Slavin considering her close ties with the regime, senior regime officials & NIAC.
9)
NIAC chief @jabdi literally echoed Iran’s conspiracy theory that Tehran’s attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman—corroborated by the US, UK, Germany & regional allies—were false-flag operations “orchestrated” by the Trump admin to wage war on Iran.
btlonline.org/trumps-iran-st…
10)
@AliVaez of the @CrisisGroup says the $700 million/year that #Iran provides for Hezbollah “is truly not that much at all” (!)

Of course, he lives in the U.S. & cares not that 60 million of Iran’s 84 million live in poverty.
11)
But don’t be surprised. Vaez is a protégé of former Iranian regime president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Note: #Iran's officials only allow pictures with Iranians who are their utmost loyalists.
12)
#Iran’s network of apologist/lobbyists are busy pushing Zarif’s talking points & MSM eagerly provide them platforms to easily voice their lies.

Get to know some of them.

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