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Media,Middle East and COIN. Tweets in Farsi, Kurdish,Turkish,Arabic. Own views. RT#Endorsement
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7 Jan
1/People don't know why Rouhani has tweeted this. I've written about this before. Rouhani is admitting it was Iranians who blew up Pan Am Flight 103 in #Scotland in 1988(Lockerbie bombing).More important question is:Who in Iran planned and directed this attack in Scotland?THREAD
2/In response to IR655, Iran blew up a civilian plane and killed 259 people. This was planned by Iran’s Khatam-ol-Anbiya Operation Centre, at the time responsible for foreign operations. What is interesting is that at the time, Rouhani was the commander of this force.
3/After blowing up Pan Am 103, Rouhani got promotion and appointed as the Second-in-Command of Iran's Joint Chiefs of Staff.

An IRGC commander,who defected&now lives in Scotland told me in 2019 that the reason Rouhani chose Scotland(Glasgow Caledonian University)to study in 1990
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19 Oct 19
1/THREAD on how Turkey is pumping fake news about ISIS prisoners and the Kurds.
Erdogan's propaganda mouthpiece piece(@trtworld)has been showing a video to the world claiming 'Turkey has captured 195 ISIS released by YPG'. This video is old,from 2017(dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4…)
2/Sara Firth who works for Erdogan's mouthpiece claims there is a transfer of ISIS families to Turkey. That is false and as you can see the cars turn and go back to Syria.
3/Sara again claims that She has been told that YPG let ISIS prisoners go. First they were just families and not prisoners. Second,last week, we went to Ain Issa to find out out how ISIS families managed to scape. We saw bodies of SDF guards(two).

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29 Mar 19
1)Upcoming elections in #Turkey are extremely important as the process and outcome would push Turkey one step closer to a possible civil war in future. Elections will be held on Sunday with a newly introduced system allowing parties to form alliance for mayoral position. THREAD
2) So far and according to polling surveys, it is impossible to accurately predict the winner of the elections.
Erdogan's AKP and MHP have joint candidates in 51 cities. Their block is known as "Cumhur İttifakı (People's Alliance) and have the support of some small parties.
3) AKP-MHP block (People's Alliance) is known to progressive parties in Turkey as "Islamo-fascist block."

Main opposition party, @herkesicinCHP has formed an alliance with @iyiparti to have joint candidates in 51 cities. The block is known as Millet İttifakı(Nation Alliance).
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18 Mar 19
A few bricks short of a full load.

This expression my be cruel but @snarwani, @golnarM, @RT_com and @Medium should read this thread.
Find out more about Khamenei's foot soldiers in the West.👇 1/15
. @snarwani wrote this piece on her blog on 15th of March 2019 claiming her friend was offered cash to take down Tehran’s power grid. Sharmine Narwani has an incredible imagination capability. However, she is not academically gifted. Here is why: 2/15

mideastshuffle.com/2019/03/15/us-…
41 contractors involved in providing Tehran's power grid,equipments,digital systems etc.According to Tehran Electric Energy Distribution Portal,power grid isn't controlled by a central base.
Taking down the whole power grid in Tehran by entering one single code is impossible.3/15
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13 Feb 19
#Breaking
An explosion hit a bus carrying IRGC personnels on Zahedan-Khash motorway in Sistan u Balouchestan province.
According to early report 30 members of IRGC forces have been killed and more than 10 have been wounded.
First footages of the attack on IRGC forces. IRGC media claim that Jaish al-Adl has published a statement on its Telegram channel and taken responsibility for it. However, I haven’t seen anything published in Jaish al-Adl (Jaysh al-Adl) channel yet.
Second footage
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22 Dec 18
Options for the Kurds aren't limited. Reaching an agreement with Assad is the last option(out of 3)for the Kurds. One of the main issues with Joost's piece is his lack of knowledge.
Most of territories held by SDF are Arab provinces who strongly oppose Iran-Assad-Russia presence.
Kurds aren't in a weak position as many think. Why has Turkey postponed its attack on the Kurds? Why is Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu asking US to help Turkey to fill the vacuum? The Kurds have cards to play against Turkey and Assad.
Claiming that 'Barzani's Kurds are the enemy of the YPG' is not true. There are disagreements but calling Iraqi Kurds as the enemy of the Syrian Kurds is one of the most ridiculous views ever heard.
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20 Dec 18
News of releasing ISIS prisoners by the SDF and now handing over oil fields to Assad are not true.
It is psychological warfare campaign on the Kurds.
@syriahr is the source of the news but according to Kurdish sources there have been no agreements between Assad&the Kurds;NOT YET.
First video of US withdrawing. Recorded by my source between Qamishlo-Derik. From Rmelan(airbase)headed towards Iraqi Kurdustan.
@syriahr had punished a photo claiming these lorries were delivering weapons to the Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan which isn’t true as they were leaving.
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6 Dec 18
THREAD/
This is a very misleading and dangerous narrative by Iranian dictatorship apologists like Trita Parsi. Here is why:
This insurgent group(Ansar_Al-Furqan) was established in 2013 by the IRGC to confront Balouchi movement and fought alongside IRGC against Jundallah.
1/18
Ansar-al-Furqan's ideology is Muslim Brotherhood.This group is close to Jabhat-al-Nusra front [and Taliban] motivated by Muslim Brotherhood ideology. This is why Jabhat-al-Nusra has good relations with Turkey and "Qatar gave this group $64.2B between 2010 and 2015." 2/18
Four years after its establishment by the IRGC, Ansar_Al-Furqan's significant part led by Jalil Qanbarzehi rejected working for Iran. However, this wasn't accepted by the IRGC and an operation was conducted in June 2017 to destroy the group. 3/18
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6 Dec 18
Attack on police HQ in Chabahar in Sistan&Baluchestan in #Iran.Sources say gunfire erupted between authorities&armed attackers.
Commander of this HQ, 2 members of security forces, 2 members of their families've been killed& 20 members of security forces' families've been injured.
According to sources five more members of Iranian security forces have been injured in the attack. Sources add that this base was responsible for killing Balouchi youth for no reason and it was working hand in hand with the IRGC in suppressing Balouchi people.
Iranian media claim Ansar Al-Furqan is behind the attack. Ansar Al-Furqan is an insurgent group established in 2013. This group was initially created and armed by the IRGC to fight Balouchi movement but four years later a significant part of the group rejected working with Iran.
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19 Nov 18
Rouhani visited the city of Khoy but he faced with mass protests. Young Poole started chanting “you are a rogue, death to the dictator, the end is coming for you.”
As mentioned before more unrests will be kicking off. Iran’s biggest challengers are the people not the US.
Protests in Tehran are also kicking off. In support and solidarity with Ahwazi protesters, hundreds of people [in Tehran] marching to protest the current situation in Iran and condemned Iranian regime's policies.
Ahwazi people continue their protests.They have gathered in front of Iranian Melli bank&chanting "The mother of all corruptions in Ahvaz is here."
Protesters blaming the Iranian regime for the poverty they live in.
کارگران مقابل بانک ملی: شعار ام الفساد اهواز همین جاست همین جاست
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17 Nov 18
Workers in Ahvaz are protesting the Iranian regime for current situation and chanting “Palestine and Syria are the cause of our misery.”
People are protesting the regime for its expenditures in the region which has crippled the economy.
Protests are becoming more political. Protesters in Ahvaz are chanting “death o the oppressor.”
They are referring to A.Khamenei and Rouhani cult who have the power in Iran.
More than half of Ahvaz population are on the streets chanting “death to the oppressor and down with the dictator.”
#Ahwaz
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10 Nov 18
١ #رشته‌توییت در مورد عواقب توییتهای سعیدکمالیدهقان برای گاردین و خود او:
سعید در یك توییت منبع مقاله‌ای كه‌ منابع مالی @IranIntl را 'لو داده‌ بود' را #جمال_خاشقجي بیان كرد.در توییتهای متعددی هم پادشاه عربستان را به‌ استناد آیه‌هایی از سوره‌ بقره‌ تهدید و به‌ راه راست هدایت كرد.
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توییتهای سعید كمالی دهقان در ساعات اولیه‌ صبح نوشته‌ شده‌ بودند. یعنی قبل از رفتن سركار سردبیران این روزنامه. اما با آغاز ساعت اداری در لندن، تمامی توییتها یكباره‌ حدف شدند كه‌ میتواند نشان از واكنش سردبیران گاردین به‌ سعید كمالی دهقان و درخواست حذف توییتهایش باشد.
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حتی برای چند دقیقه‌ سعید حساب كاربری خود را غیرفعال كرد كه‌ میتواند نشان پریشانی و دستپاچگی روزنامه‌ گاردین و سعید در سرپوش گذاشتن به‌ این مسئله‌ باشد. و هنوز هم پس از گذشت دو روز نه‌ روزنامه‌ گاردین و نه‌ خود سعید دلیل توییتها و سپس حذف آنها را بیان نكرده‌اند.
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9 Nov 18
.@guardian's correspondent،@SaeedKD deleted all his pre tweets,linking #JamalKhashoggi death to his interview with him about @IranIntl,&other tweets threatening Salman of KSA.Deleting impression he was in danger.IRI's ambassador also claimed IRI is protecting him.Any explanation?
Tasnim news agnecy run by the IRGC claims @guardian's correspondent, @SaeedKD is held in one of safe houses by police in the UK .It appears Tehran is running the show here. So far no explanation from Guardian.
Are IRGC&IRI ambassador cliams true?@ukhomeoffice @metpoliceuk
It seems @guardian's journalist was in contact with Iranian officials about his source. On 4th of NOV, Rouhani's advisor claimed that The Guardian will reveal its source in a week time. Which @SaeedKD's tweets confirm the possibility of Saaed's ties to the Iranian regime on this.
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1 Nov 18
په‌كه‌كه‌ چه‌ند مانگه‌ شه‌ڕی توركیا ده‌كات و كه‌س باسی ناكات.هه‌ندێك شوێنیش كه‌وتوونه‌ته‌ ده‌ستی توركیا. په‌كه‌كه‌ پێویسته‌ ڕێره‌وی خۆی بۆ ماوه‌یه‌كی كورتیش بێت بگۆڕێت.ئه‌گینا ته‌نیا خۆی و كورد تووشی خه‌سران ده‌كات.بۆ ماوه‌یه‌ك پێویسته‌ ده‌ست له‌ شه‌ڕكردن له‌ باكوور به‌ردات.
هیچ هێزێك به‌دوای لاوازكردنی توركیاوه‌ نییه‌ ئێستا به‌ڵام له‌ داهاتوودا زۆر وڵات هه‌وڵی لاوازكردن و قه‌یران دروستكردن له‌ توركیا ده‌ده‌ن.په‌كه‌كه‌ ده‌توانێ به‌ گرینگی دانی زیاتر به‌ ڕۆژهه‌ڵات و ئێران، پشتگیری كۆبكاته‌وه‌ و دواتر هه‌مان پشتگیری له‌ توركیا به‌كار بهێنێت.
به‌ زیاده‌ڕه‌وی له‌ خاڵی سه‌رنج له‌ سه‌ر توركیا، له‌وانه‌یه‌ داهاتووی ڕۆژئاواش بكه‌وێته‌ مه‌ترسییه‌وه‌. دیاره‌ یه‌كێتی ئه‌ورووپا چرای سه‌وزی داوه‌ به‌ توركیا بۆ ده‌ركردنی یه‌په‌گه‌ له‌ هه‌رێمه‌ عه‌ره‌به‌كان بۆ ئه‌وه‌ی په‌نابه‌ره‌ سوورییه‌كان بگه‌ڕێنه‌وه‌.
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30 Sep 18
#Breaking
A few minutes ago in Kurdish city of Kermashan(Kermanshah) IRGC fired a few missiles to an unknown destination. Two of the missiles crashed near the city a few second after they were fired.
At least 8 missiles were fired.
The missiles were fired from IRGC's base in Kermanshah called Shohada headquarters.
The moment when one of the missile exploded and a few minutes later crashed.
The IRGC has not published any statement.
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29 Sep 18
#THREAD/
Following Iranian media outlets, the @iaeaorg and international community should investigate @netanyahu's claim regarding Iran's secret atomic facility.
It is highly likely that the evidence provided by Netanyahu is reliable. 1/9
This was the video published by an Iranian website. It is interesting why these three men are asking people to not visit the location. In this video they repeatedly ask people to not try to visit the place because there is nothing. But they fail to show inside the building. 2/9
Iranian state TV reporter went to the location. The reporter refused to ask to go inside and show inside the building.
In the report, a man in a red T-shirt[was introduced as an ordinary citizen]makes fun of Netanyahu.Him and another person claim the place is an old depot.3/9
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23 Sep 18
Who was behind #AhvazAttack?
Another contradictory statement from spokesperson for armed forces:"Attackers didn't have military uniforms on them."But reports&footages published by Iranian media contradict him .
Ahwazi Movement rejects responsibility&claims IRGC was behind it.
IS has published a video claiming its forces've conducted #AhvazAttack.ISIS claims the video was sent to them.Those speaking mention neither ISIS nor Ahvaz.Some claim an Ahwazi group might have cooperated with IS which can't be true cause none of Ahwazi groups focus is religion.
Surprisingly Iranian media publish a photo of the third attacker [who was 'killed' by the Iranian security forces]just hours after ISIS publishes its video. Prior to the video published by Iranians, only photos of two killed attackers had been published by Iranian media.
#Think
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22 Sep 18
#Thread
Be very careful about what you read about #AhvazAttack.
There are many fake news, unconfirmed reports, fabricated photos and photos taken for propaganda use.
For example @bbcpersian journalist @BahmanKalbasi claims a group has taken responsibility when it is not true.1/8
.@guardian journalist @SaeedKD mislead public opinion by writing 'children' were killed by 'terrorists'. And when you read his piece you only see there was one child and not children. But what the headline of the article suggests is very different to its context.2/8
Director of Iran project at @CrisisGroup, @AliVaez jumps in to protect Iranian regime and asks US officials to condemn the attack. However, he has never asked US officials before to condemn Iranian regime for arresting, raping, torturing and executing political prisoners.3/8
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22 Sep 18
#IranUpdate
Patriotic Arab Democratic Movemen in Ahwaz many times warned IRI to stop discrimination,arrests&executions of Ahvazi Arabs. In response to IRI discrimination policies,Arab Struggle Movement attacked IRI forces,killed 9[including a high ranking general]&wounded 40.
#IranUpdate
The attack on military parade targeted officials and generals who were watching the parade. No civilian casualties and the attack only targeted the location of officials and armed forces. 11 of IRI forces and officials have been killed and 60 wounded.
#Ahvaz
#Ahwaz
IRGC's Tasnim published a report&claimed only armed forces were targeted. But the report has been removed.Iranian official media claim civilians were also targeted.However, according to footages&reports only a few families of officials were at the parade.
bit.ly/2PVfzHG
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12 Sep 18
#IranUpdate
Kurdish opposition parties asked Kurds in Iran to go on strike to protest the execution of 6Kurdish political prisoners by the Islamic regime.Kurds responded to their calls,shops are closed&no one has been to work. Security forces threatened people but it didn’t work.
All the Kurdish cities are on strike. To see the unity and how organised the Kurds are is unique. We haven’t seen this anywhere else in Iran. This should be taking Into consideration when it comes to confronting the Iranian regime. A united force is crucial.
#TwitterKurds
Kurds in Iran are on strike in response to brutal and inhuman executions of Kurdish political prisoners. Shops are closed in all Kurdish cities and no one is working which demonstrate the Kurds can be more important and effective in confronting the Iranian regime. This is unique.
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31 Aug 18
This is unacceptable and @AJEnglish must apologise.
In this programme by @AJENews its Tehran team has distorted what an Iranian guy says and Aljazeera fabricates lies and has completely changed the words to mislead people around the globe.
[0:55 to 1:05]Man speaking Farsi:"This medical centre has been very helpful. We don't usually receive treatment at this centre.The hospital we go to is in a different place but this centre now helps us."
This man does not even mention sanctions or the Americans neither politics.
Yet this is what Aljazeera claims to be this man's words:"I have something to tell the Americans. They shouldn't mix politics with patients issue. They must separate these things from each other."
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