May 1—Tehran, #Iran
Authorities have dispatched a large number of security forces & anti-riot units outside the regime's Labor Ministry to prevent a gathering marking International Labor Day.

Locals are reporting similar scenes in other areas of the Iranian capital.

#MayDay2021
May 1—#Iran
People in different cities across the country are holding rallies protesting the regime's policies that have pushed millions into poverty, especially Iranian workers.

Mashhad - Arak - Karaj - Shush

#MayDay2021
May 1—#Iran
More gatherings in different cities across the country as locals hold rallies protesting the regime's policies that push millions into poverty, especially Iranian workers.

Khorramabad - Mariwan - Sanandaj - Kermanshah

#MayDay2021
May 1—Tabriz, NW #Iran
Workers and retirees holding a gathering protesting the regime's destructive policies.

#MayDay2021
May 1—Tehran, #Iran
Video shows heavy presence of police and plainclothes agents outside the regime's Labor Ministry in the Iranian capital.

Many security forces and police units are dispatched on Azadi Avenue to prevent gatherings marking International Labor Day.

#MayDay2021
May 1—Mashhad, NE #Iran
Workers and retirees holding a gathering marking International Labor Day.

They're chanting:
"We're no longer voting after hearing so many lies!"

#MayDay2021
May 1—Arak, central #Iran
Protest rally marking International Labor Day.

They're chanting:
"We're no longer voting after hearing so many lies!"

Regime's presidential election scheduled for June 18

#MayDay2021
May 1—Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Workers and retirees hold a rally marking International Labor Day.

Among their chants:
"We've heard so many lies, but not seen our paychecks/pensions!"

#MayDay2021
May 1—Arak, central #Iran
Protest rally marking International Labor Day.

They're chanting:
"Our enemy is right here! They lie in saying its America!"

#MayDay2021

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2 May
#BREAKING
May 2—Qom, central #Iran
Massive blaze erupted at a local industrial complex & reports show a chemical factory was the center of the fire.
-Several factories were burning
-A number of firefighters suffered injures; one fire truck engulfed in fire
-Blaze under control
May 2—Qom, central #Iran
Considering the fact that the entire area is filled with heavy smoke it is highly like that the industrial complex will be shut down & evacuated.
The smoke could be very toxic and the local fire department has said the status quo is critical.
May 2—Qom, central #Iran
The fire led to explosions at the site that resulted in highly flammable chemical substances spreading to various areas and even under a fire truck that was then engulfed in the fire.
Authorities are asking for help from other entities.
Read 4 tweets
30 Apr
THREAD

1)
Following Zarif's leaked audio file, we can put to bed the myth of "moderates" in #Iran under the mullahs' regime.

It is now crystal clear that Zarif was at Soleimani's service and the Revolutionary Guards dictate the regime's foreign policy.
@StateDept @mikepompeo @jakejsullivan @USEnvoyIran @RichardGrenell @mtgreenee @SaraCarterDC @skb_sara @rising_serpent @CarrollQuigley1 2)
In the last 42 years, the regime in #Iran has always tried to play the card of “reformist-principalists” as a way to put up a façade of democracy toward the international community.
english.mojahedin.org/i/javad-zarif-…
3)
Another perspective into the Zarif tape leak:

Hardline political dominance is ingrained in the structure of the regime ruling #Iran. Within that structure, the only function of "reformists" is to deceive the world into believing it could be otherwise.
ncr-iran.org/en/news/terror…
Read 15 tweets
28 Apr
THREAD

1)
The Quincy Institute is being led by #Iran's chief lobbyist Trita Parsi & backed with big money from Charles Koch & George Soros.

While having their differences, normalization with Iran's terrorist regime is their genuine point of convergence.
tabletmag.com/sections/news/…
2)
Parsi has very close ties to Iran’s senior officials.
Remember the 2015 nuclear talks?

Parsi is known as the founder of Tehran's DC-based lobby arm, @NIACouncil.

And the likes of CNN & MSNBC eagerly provide airtime to Parsi.
3)
Listen to this Iranian regime insider explain that NIAC was established by @JZarif, the foreign minister of Iran.
Read 20 tweets
27 Apr
THREAD

1)
US House Res 118 with 225 cosponsors supports Iranian people's desire for a democratic/nonnuclear Republic of #Iran; condemns rights violations & terrorism

Regime change in Iran by the people of Iran

#WeStand4FreeIran

congress.gov/bill/117th-con…
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
2)
The House "stands with the people of Iran" in their struggle against the regime & "recognizes the rights of the Iranian people & their struggle."
#WeStand4FreeIran

Regime's forces resorting to crackdown
3)
On Nov 15, 2019, popular protests against the regime began & rapidly spread to at least 100 cities throughout #Iran.

Security forces used lethal force & about 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest & thousands more were detained.
Read 12 tweets
25 Apr
April 25—Karaj, west of Tehran, #Iran
Rallying retirees & pensioners are demanding higher wages based on increasing inflation & their delayed pensions.

Chant:
"We're no longer voting after hearing so many lies!"

Regime's presidential election schedule for June 18

#IranProtests
April 25—#Iran
Retirees & pensioners are rallying in various cities across the country, demanding higher wages based on increasing inflation & their delayed pensions.

Kermanshah - Borujerd - Arak - Tehran

#IranProtests ImageImageImageImage
April 25—#Iran
More reports of retirees & pensioners rallying in various cities across the country, demanding higher wages based on increasing inflation & their delayed pensions.

Ardabil - Qazvin

Other protests of similar nature reported in Bushehr & Sirjan.

#IranProtests ImageImageImageImage
Read 5 tweets
24 Apr
#BREAKING
Fire reported on an oil tanker off the Syrian coast.

Yet to be confirmed if this vessel belongs to #Iran.

Reminder:
The report follows other recent reports that Israel has been targeting Syria-bound ships carrying Iranian oil and weapons.

timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry… Image
#UPDATE
More images of the oil tanker off the Syrian coast.

The vessel was allegedly struck by a drone coming from Lebanese airspace. ImageImage
#UPDATE

Left—#Iran's Al-Alam TV, citing an "informed source," is reporting the ship was hit by two projectiles.

Right—A reporter close to Iran's security apparatus says the "Iranian ship" was attacked by an armed drone & Tehran will soon retaliate. ImageImage
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