#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…
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
After taking over the local governorate office, protesters are setting fire to vehicles belonging to the regime's security forces.
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran

Protesters are blocking roads outside an IRGC Ground Forces base and reports indicate IRGC forces are opening fire on protesters.
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Reports indicate security forces are continuing to open fire and using tear gas against protesters.
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
-Locals in control of governorate office & nearby roads
-Protesters have attacked two IRGC Basij paramilitary bases
-Two police vehicles on fire
-IRGC continuing to open fire on locals
-Internet connection is down
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Footage of security forces using tear gas to disperse protesting locals.
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Officials have closed all administrative offices to prevent locals from taking over the buildings.

IRGC units opened fire following today's peaceful rally and locals responded by taking over the governorate office.
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Earlier scenes of angry protesters storming the governorate office, protesting the killing of local fuel carriers by the IRGC.
#سراوان
Report:
Angry locals stormed the Saravan Governorate Office this morning following a fatal attack by the regime's IRGC against Baluch residents in this southeastern city of #Iran.
#سراوان
irannewswire.org/angry-locals-s…
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Sistan & Baluchistan province, SE #Iran
Officials are dispatching dozens of anti-riot units from the city of Zahedan to Saravan.
#سراوان
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Bam Pasht, SE #Iran
Locals in this town are armed and reports indicate they have risen in support of the protests in Saravan.
#سراوان
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Bam Pasht, SE #Iran
Scenes of locals surrounding an IRGC base and forces inside resorting to gunfire and tear gas.
#سراوان
#UPDATE#Iran
"The suppressive forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse the crowd, but were met with resistance by the enraged residents who took over the Governor’s Office. Reports say that many more people have been killed or wounded."
#سراوان
ncr-iran.org/en/ncri-statem…
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Saravan, SE #Iran
Locals have risen in support of protests in Saravan, saying they intend to block city roads.
Residents of other cities across Sistan & Baluchistan province are also voicing support.
On Monday, repressive Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) forces near Saravan, Sistan & Baluchestan province, SE #Iran, opened fire on a group of Baluch fuel porters, killing and injuring several people.
english.mojahedin.org/i/irgc-kills-s…

Video from Monday-Feb 23—IRGC forces opening fire on locals
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Sistan & Baluchistan province, SE #Iran
Locals are supporting the Saravan protesters by blocking highways near the port city of Chabahar. Reports indicate others in the province have plans to block more roads & highways.
#سراوان
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Sistan & Baluchistan province, SE #Iran
-Reports of people in the streets in the cities of Zahedan & Zabol voicing support for Saravan
-Internet is very slow & even shut down in some parts of these two cities
-Calls for strikes tomorrow throughout the province
#UPDATE
Feb 23—Jakigur, SE #Iran
Locals are blocking a road linking the two cities of Chabahar & Sarbaz in support of the protests in Saravan.
#سراوان
UPDATE
Tensions remain high in Saravan & other cities as locals across Sistan & Baluchistan province call for a general strike.
ncr-iran.org/en/ncri-statem…

Video of a roadblock between Chabahar & Rask

#StopKillingFuelCarriers
#DontKillBalochi
#سراوان
Feb 23—Zahedan, SE #Iran
Locals torch a large poster of regime dictator @Khamenei_ir.

#Saravan
#سراوان
On Monday #Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) opened fire on local Balochi fuel carriers near the Pakistani border. Dozens were killed and injured.

This is one of the locals' vehicles sprayed with bullets by the IRGC.

#StopKillingFuelCarriers
#DontKillBalochi

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24 Feb
#BREAKING
Feb 24—Town of Kurin Sarjangal, near Zahedan, SE #Iran
-Locals stormed a local IRGC base & set one vehicle on fire.
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-People are voicing support for protesters in #Saravan.
#سراوان_تنها_نیست
#UPDATE
Feb 24—Town of Kurin Sarjangal, near Zahedan, SE #Iran
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Feb 24—Zahedan, SE #Iran
Locals have launched a general strike in support of yesterday's protests in the neighboring city of #Saravan.
#سراوان_تنها_نیست
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#سراوان_تنها_نیست
Feb 24—Iranshahr, SE #Iran
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#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.
Read 5 tweets
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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.
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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
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#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
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