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
"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."
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.
-JCPOA was an abject failure, exercise in appeasement, gifted the regime billions.
-New sanctions on #Iran's Defense Ministry.
-If you violate the UN arms embargo on Iran, you risk sanctions.
-Figures key to Iran's uranium enrichment.
Treasury Dept. designates individuals & entities involved in #Iran's nuclear & ballistic missile programs. Three deputy directors are sanctioned today.
Any financial institution that facilitate a transaction could be subject to U.S. sanctions.
We are ready to respond to future Iranian aggression.
Today's execution order will further disrupt Iranian efforts to import & proliferate conventional weapons.
We stand alongside our allies & partners to counter #Iran's destabilizing behavior.
U.S. Interagency Press Event on Iran Snapback Sanctions
Today I take the first action after President Trump's executive order by sanctioning Iran's Defense Ministry. Any arms trade with Iran will be sanctioned.
We are targeting #Iran's nuclear & ballistic missile programs. We are also sanctioning key figures of the regime's civil nuclear program.
Any financial entities providing services to these institutions will be sanctioned.
Iran has carried out various attacks against U.S. & allied troops. We stand ready to respond to future Iranian aggression. We at the Defense Dept. will help the administration pursue its maximum pressure policy.
#Iran could have enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon by the end of the year and Tehran has resumed long-range missile cooperation with nuclear-armed North Korea, the U.S. official added on the condition of anonymity.
"The new sanctions also put European allies, China and Russia on notice that while their inclination may be to ignore the U.S. drive to maintain the U.N. sanctions on Iran, companies based in their nations would feel the bite for violating them."
-"an explosive device was found that [was] intended to explode when a foreign delegation arrived in an official visit to the kingdom."
-Bahrain indicating formation of a new group called "Saraya Qassem Soleimani."
-Virtually all UN sanctions returned on #Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism, including permanent extension of UN arms embargo
-We won't hesitate to enforce our sanctions & we expect all UN members to fully comply w/ obligations under re-imposed restrictions
Press TV is citing @JZarif saying #Iran will insist on purchasing arms from Russia & China.
"... state-owned enterprises with global business behave just like other multinational corporations when it comes to U.S. sanctions compliance." washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds…
#Iran's regime is in violation of int'l human rights laws. Yet the int'l community has failed the people of Iran & allowed the regime to enjoy impunity by refraining from holding regime officials to account.
.@CFR_org is scheduled to host #Iran's FM @JZarif for a virtual event next Tuesday. This comes just days after Iran tortured & executed popular wrestler #NavidAfkari over participating in a peaceful protest.
CFR leaders will not heed to calls for the cancellation of their hosting of Zarif. "Canceling would establish a precedent & a standard that could preclude us hosting officials from a significant number of countries," they say in their justification of appeasing #Iran.
Iranian wrestler #NavidAfkari was executed without prior warning: Report
A new audio recording of a phone call between Afkari and one of his brothers late Friday, hours before his death, suggests that he had no prior knowledge of his imminent execution. english.alarabiya.net/en/features/20…
"Let everyone know that in the 21st century, with all the talk about human rights & its declarations in the UN, an innocent individual who did all he could to make his voice heard was executed." #نوید_افکاری_را_کشتند
"Know that if I am executed, I will not be the first innocent victim of this system of injustice. I did all I could to make them understand that they are killing an innocent person." #نوید_افکاری_را_کشتند
"Unaware that from day one of my arrest, me & my family had entered a staged show with the judges, a show in which we became their puppets. Now, I have neither a tribune nor any money..." #نوید_افکاری_را_کشتند
The arms embargo failed due to China & Russia, which has to do with the strategic accord between China & Iran. Russia supplies 21% of all arms sold in Mid-East. They have interests that the arms embargo is not extended. #IranSanctions #UNSC pscp.tv/NCRIUS/1yNGaBX…
The provisions that exist today aren’t enough to prevent Iran from reaching nuclear weapons. Iran has a tendency to cheat & hide the details of its program & slowly engage in activities that allow it to reach nuclear breakout capability. #IranSanctions #UNSC
.@steve_mccabe #Iran is planning new charge against Nazani Zaghari-Ratcliffe. From Nazanin’s life to nuclear weapons, we cannot negotiate with this regime. Lifting of sanctions encouraged the mullahs to think we do not care where they buy weapons from. pscp.tv/iran_policy/1R…