#BREAKING
-Multiple rockets launched at Baghdad's Green Zone, #Iraq
-Sirens heard from the U.S. Embassy, smoke rising from the vicinity

Image reportedly from the impact, via @ELINTNews
Baghdad, #Iraq
Near the Green Zone

Video of black smoke rising from the area
#UPDATE
Initial reports suggest at least three 107mm rockets hit the US Embassy vicinity in Baghdad. More details to come & number of rockets could rise.

Image of smoke in first tweet is old. Apologies.
#UPDATE
At least three rockets targeted the US embassy on Monday in Baghdad's Green Zone, local security sources told AFP.

The attack is the third in a week to target Western diplomatic, military or commercial installations in Iraq.
english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-ea…
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23 Feb
#BREAKING
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Protesters have seized the local governorate building after IRGC forces opened fire yesterday on fuel carriers, killing and wounding dozens of Baluchi locals.
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Reports indicate protesters poured into the streets today after IRGC forces opened fire on innocent Baluchi locals yesterday.
Authorities were forced to evacuate and flee the governorate building.
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
More footage of protesters taking over the local governorate building.

Full report of yesterday's events
iran-hrm.com/index.php/2021…
Read 6 tweets
22 Feb
THREAD

1)
An important read offering a window into the deep relationships forged by #Iran’s chief apologist @JZarif with influential figures in the U.S.

NIAC, Tehran’s DC-based lobby arm established by Zarif, plays an important role in this regard.
washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/…
2)
“These relationships blossomed into what high-level national security and intelligence sources say allowed the Iranian regime to bypass Mr. Trump and work directly with Obama administration veterans that Tehran hoped would soon return to power in Washington.”
3)
Certain examples of Zarif’s relationships with U.S. figures include meetings with Sec. John Kerry, Sec. Moniz, Iran deal negotiator Wendy Sherman, Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Chris Murphy.

Sen. Murphy has also delivered speeches in NIAC sessions.
Read 16 tweets
21 Feb
Feb 21—Tehran, #Iran
Retirees and pensioners protesting and demanding fair pensions based on rising inflation rates, and officials to live up to their promises.

Many other cities are witnessing similar rallies.
#IranProtests
Feb 21—Tehran, #Iran
Contract teachers rallying outside the regime's Majlis (parliament) protesting unfair employment policies.
#IranProtests
Feb 21—Tabriz, NW #Iran
Retirees and pensioners demanding fair wages as inflation is leading to skyrocketing prices. Many are barely making ends meet.
#IranProtests
Read 9 tweets
20 Feb
#BREAKING
#Iran-backed militia group in Iraq claims responsibility for a rocket attack targeting Balad Air Base north of Baghdad.
-Three Katyusha rockets reported
-One contractor injured
-Some reports claiming rockets landed inside the base & multiple injuries.

More to follow
This is the second salvo of rockets to hit a base hosting U.S. forces or contractors in Iraq in less than a week.
reuters.com/article/uk-ira…
Periodic reminder:

"When the Iranians sense weakness, they'll attack."

#Time4FirmIranPolicy
Read 4 tweets
20 Feb
Feb 18—Sisakht, SW #Iran
Most of the town suffered severe damages following a recent 5.6-magnitude earthquake.

Locals are not receiving adequate aid & reports indicate officials instead dispatched security forces to prevent protests.
#سی‌سخت_تنهاست
Feb 19—Sisakht, SW #Iran
11:30 pm local time
Locals spent the night at -5 decrees C next to fires due to lack of aid days after the recent earthquake.

Remember, the ruling regime continues to fund Assad, Hezbollah, Hamas & other terrorists.
#سی‌سخت_تنهاست
Report: Angry locals in Sisakht, SW #Iran protested the downplaying of earthquake damage by officials and state-run TV, following a 5.6 earthquake that left many homes in ruins.
#سی‌سخت_تنهاست
irannewswire.org/locals-protest…
Read 4 tweets
18 Feb
THREAD

1)
@ArianeTabatabai, the new State Dept. Senior Advisor in @UnderSecT

Quite fond of #Iran's talking points
-2019 uprising was no big change
-regime collapse is a joke
-IRGC "accidentally" shot down #PS752
-nuclear weapons prohibited by Iran leader
2)
Rep. @BrianMastFL debunking the "academic" argument from three so-called "experts," leaving them speechless, including Tabatabai, about the killing of Qassem Soleimani resulting in "increasing tensions."
3)
Part Two
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