Attacks reported at Tehran parliament, Khomeini shrine
Authorities in Tehran responded Wednesday to a pair of attacks across the city that took place at the country’s parliament building and a shrine for the country’s late leader, two state news agencies reported.
Four “terrorists”– including a suicide bomber– attacked the shrine of the late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, killing a security guard and wounding four, Iran’s state TV website reported.
One of the attackers was killed by security guards and that a woman was arrested, the state TV report said.
Iranian media reported a shooting earlier inside the parliament building that wounded a security guard, without providing further details.
A lawmaker in Iran told state TV that three assailants—including two with AK-47s and one with a pistol—entered parliament, Reuters reported. The doors in the building were shut and locked and one of the attackers is reportedly surrounded by guards. Eight people were reportedly injured.
QATAR PAID $1 BILLION RANSOM FOR ROYAL FAMILY KIDNAPPED BY IRANIAN OFFICIALS & AL QAEDA, SAUDI NOT HAPPY
Joe Simonson | HeatStreet
Some royal Qatari bros were just having a day out with the boys and their falcons when a bunch of unchill al Qaeda affiliates and Iranian security officials decided to kidnap them in the middle of a casual hunting trip in Iraq, according to a new report from the Financial Times.
When asked to comment, Qatari officials denied the allegations and said the recent blockade is “founded on allegations that have no basis in fact.” The ransom payment has been described as directly funding regional and international terrorists.
Sources for the FT say $700 million went to Iranian figures and regional Shia militias, while $200 to $300 million went to Syrian Islamist groups, with the majority going to Tahir al-Sham, a group tied to al Qaeda.
Although the kidnapping happened back in 2015, the deal was not finalized until last April.
Gotta side with Qatar here. If you’re out with your homies hunting God-knows-what in the Iraqi desert and get abducted by some terrorists, you gotta be relying on your boys to bail you out. The bro code is international: If you get arrested after getting too rowdy in a bar, you expect your friends to bail you out.
TREASON! OBAMA LIED, SEVEN ‘IRANIAN CIVILIANS’ RELEASED FOR IRAN DEAL WERE ACTUALLY SPIES STEALING US TECH FOR IRAN’S NUKE
According to an over 8,000-word investigation by Politico, the Pinocchio-in-chief Barack Obama lied about the ‘Iranian civilians’ he released for prisoner swap. The seven Iranians Obama released and 14 others he forced the Justice Department to drop charges were Iranian spies whose were in U.S. to steal military technology that would help Iran build their nuclear weapons.
The seven were allegedly part of an “illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics” that would help create surface-to-air and cruise missiles. Information that will come in handy. In seven years, “all the sanctions, even arms embargoes and missile-related sanctions… would all be lifted,” Hassan Rouhani correctly noted during the post-deal Iranian celebration.
Obama’s top adviser and other brain Valerie Jarrett is a Muslim Iranian. Both have very SOFT spot when it comes to Iran.
Story below from Politico:
When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans.
In his Sunday morning address to the American people, Obama portrayed the seven men he freed as “civilians.” The senior official described them as businessmen convicted of or awaiting trial for mere “sanctions-related offenses, violations of the trade embargo.”
In reality, some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. Three allegedly were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles like the kind Tehran test-fired recently, prompting a still-escalating exchange of threats with the Trump administration. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. As part of the deal, U.S. officials even dropped their demand for $10 million that a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Tehran.
Rad more: Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway
Key Players: The seven Iranians Obama released
In Islam, homosexuality is a CRIME punishable by death and Muslim countries like Iran demonstrate their punishment by hanging gay men publicly for everyone to see. Iran conducts SODOMY TEST to gay suspects arrested by their police. Once proven, next step is public execution by hanging.
The Jerusalem Post reported that Iranian authorities raided a party in the Bahadoran District of Iran and wildly fired their weapons while making the arrests.
The Canada-based Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees issued a statement:
Last Thursday around 8:30 pm, Esfahan’s police raided a private party in Bahadoran, the Garden region of Esfahan. After firing several gunshots, they arrested more than 30 men apparently between the ages of 16 and 30 for being homosexual.
IRQR received several reports in last few days and were able to confirm that police attacked guests and physically beat them. Police detained them all at the Basij (Revolutionary Guard Militia) Station and then transferred them to Esfahan’s Dastgerd Prison. A few people managed to escape and we received reports that there were several heterosexual individuals among those arrested.
After a few days, all the families were informed by Basij that their sons were arrested for Sodomy. A special persecutor has been assigned to their cases and they were charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs. It was reported that prisoners will be sent to Esfahan’s Medical Jurisprudence department for anal examination in order to provide evidence of homosexual acts to the court.
According to the Islamic Punishment Code in Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death and a judge is able to sentence them based on valid evidence such as a medical report.
TRUMP AND SAUDI PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN MEETING A ‘HISTORICAL TURNING POINT’ AFTER OBAMA’S NUKE ALLIANCE WITH IRAN
WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a meeting on Tuesday that Iran represents a regional security threat, a senior adviser to the deputy crown prince said
The adviser also said the talks marked a “historical turning point” in U.S.-Saudi relations.
Saudi Arabia had viewed with unease the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, whom they felt considered Riyadh’s alliance with Washington less important than negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015. It has been encouraged by the Trump administration’s hardline stance on Iran and its nuclear program.
“The meeting today restored issues to their right path and form a big change in relations between both countries in political, military, security and economic issues,” the senior adviser said in a statement. (Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Paul Tait)
Pathetic Democrats are using Russia as their newfound obsession. Running out of weapons to use against Trump, they really believe if they push hard enough using the media, the American people would eventually fall for their fake Russia news and pathetic propaganda. Below are examples of forgotten – or treated as no big deal! -stories about Democrats and Russia:
- Flashback: Chuck Schumer Meets with Putin in New York City
- WikiLeaks released emails showing Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta owned 75,000 shares of a Putin connected energy company
- Flashback: 30 Senate Democrats Met With Russian Diplomats To Advance Obama’s Iran Deal
Foreign Policy reports in August of 2015:
The White House says it’s confident it has the votes to override Republicans who reject the historic accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program agreed to by world powers and Tehran. But some of America’s closest allies are less certain, and are clearing their schedules to meet with wavering Democratic lawmakers in a push to keep the deal intact.
Some of Washington’s less reliable partners are worried too: Top diplomats from Russia and China joined a rare meeting of world powers’ envoys on Capitol Hill this week with roughly 30 Senate Democrats to tamp down concerns over the nuclear agreement.
During the meeting, which was confirmed to Foreign Policy by an aide to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a number of Democrats expressed genuine confusion about how world powers would react if Congress rejected the deal, and whether a “better deal” could be struck in the future. Surprised by this lack of clarity, the diplomats pushed back on a number of counts.
British Ambassador Peter Westmacott insisted any chances of getting a better deal were “far-fetched,” according to two individuals in the room. He also speculated that international sanctions against Tehran would fall apart even if Congress blocked the deal — a view seconded by Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
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OBAMA ADMIN PLOTTED AGAINST MICHAEL FLYNN, ALSO BEHIND RUSSIA LEAKS, TO PROTECT OBAMA’S IRAN NUKE DEAL. ..USING RUSSIA TO PROTECT IRAN?
- the campaign to discredit Michael Flynn was well underway before Inauguration Day, with a very troublesome and politicized series of leaks designed to undermine him
- The Obama administration knew that Flynn was going to release the secret documents around the Iran deal, which would blow up their myth that it was a good deal that rolled back Iran,” the source said.
- “So in December the Obama NSC started going to work with their favorite reporters, selectively leaking damaging and incomplete information about Flynn.”
( WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ) Insiders familiar with the anti-Flynn campaign told the Free Beacon that these Obama loyalists plotted in the months before Trump’s inauguration to establish a set of roadblocks before Trump’s national security team, which includes several prominent opponents of diplomacy with Iran. The Free Beacon first reported on this effort in January.
Sources who spoke to the Free Beacon requested anonymity in order to speak freely about the situation and avoid interfering with the White House’s official narrative about Flynn, which centers on his failure to adequately inform the president about a series of phone calls with Russian officials.
Flynn took credit for his missteps regarding these phone calls in a brief statement released late Monday evening. Trump administration officials subsequently stated that Flynn’s efforts to mislead the president and vice president about his contacts with Russia could not be tolerated.
However, multiple sources closely involved in the situation pointed to a larger, more secretive campaign aimed at discrediting Flynn and undermining the Trump White House.
“It’s undeniable that the campaign to discredit Flynn was well underway before Inauguration Day, with a very troublesome and politicized series of leaks designed to undermine him,” said one veteran national security adviser with close ties to the White House team. “This pattern reminds me of the lead up to the Iran deal, and probably features the same cast of characters.”
The Free Beacon first reported in January that, until its final days in office, the Obama administration hosted several pro-Iran voices who were critical in helping to mislead the American public about the terms of the nuclear agreement. This included a former Iranian government official and the head of the National Iranian American Council, or NIAC, which has been accused of serving as Iran’s mouthpiece in Washington, D.C.
Since then, top members of the Obama administration’s national security team have launched a communications infrastructure after they left the White House, and have told reporters they are using that infrastructure to undermine Trump’s foreign policy.
“It’s actually Ben Rhodes, NIAC, and the Iranian mullahs who are celebrating today,” said one veteran foreign policy insider who is close to Flynn and the White House. “They know that the number one target is Iran … [and] they all knew their little sacred agreement with Iran was going to go off the books. So they got rid of Flynn before any of the [secret] agreements even surfaced.”
Flynn had been preparing to publicize many of the details about the nuclear deal that had been intentionally hidden by the Obama administration as part of its effort to garner support for the deal, these sources said.