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Iranian photographer whose image Trump used to attack Iran says it's a 'great shame' for her

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  1. Deleted

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    "My family is in the US and we haven't seen each other for four years because of the travel ban, and it felt like my family was in a prison because we could not visit each other in another country."

    The travel ban imposed by the Trump administration on several Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, has not only affected those living in these countries, but also their relatives in the US, who are afraid to leave out of fear they would be turned away when they tried to return.

    The sanctions, reintroduced by Trump after he tore up the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, have disrupted the everyday life of numerous Iranians, she said.



    "There are always people who cannot travel to Iran for different occasions, like wedding parties or funerals, and are forced to use FaceTime in order to be in touch with their families."

    Ordinary Iranians who are uninvolved in politics are reeling from the impact of the sweeping travel and financial restrictions, Moayeri noted, saying that the "social impact of the sanctions" has caused her to "show a symbolic protest"against the way her photo was used by Trump.

    She said she does not plan to file any legal complaints over her work being used without a proper credit, explaining that her "protest against this tweet can be defined as social."



    The Tehran-based photographer said that it was not the first time that top US officials had used her images to promote the American agenda in Iran. She said her photo was also used by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last July, when he called on members of the Iranian diaspora in the US to back economic protests in Iran.

    Moayeri took the now-iconic photo in December 2017 as Iran was rocked by nationwide protests driven by economic hardship and corruption. That particular photo, depicting a veiled woman clenching her fist in the air, was taken as protests erupted at the University of Tehran.

    She did not claim credit for the photo until May 2018, when it won an award in Tehran. In a lengthy Instagram post, Moayeri explained that she was reluctant to reveal her identity earlier because she thought the photo could get her in trouble.

    While she said that she would take pride in the fact that her image would become "a symbol of freedom everywhere in the world," she did not want it to serve as an instrument of US foreign policy.

    "This image shows my people and is for my people, and shouldn't be abused by this Mens (sic) in Washington," she wrote, adding that "having president Trump use it without my permission" was "a great shame for me."

    Trump posted the photo on Monday to mark "40 years of failure" of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, an anniversary that saw thousands of Iranians swarming the streets in celebration of the historic ouster of the pro-US Shah Reza Pahlavi by revolutionaries led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    The tweet did not sit well many netizens, who slammed Trump for betraying his own "America First" motto by meddling in the internal affairs of Iran, which has become the primary focus of the Trump administration's attacks

    https://www.rt.com/news/451420-iranian-photographer-trump-criticism/
     
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  2. Pan-Islamic-Pakistan

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    Good on her. We shouldn't let these governments use us against our own.
     
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    If Trump can talk to bloody Kim Jong Un a country we grew up listening as so bad and "axis of ebil" and all the crap in 60 years he can talk to the Mullahs in Tehran problem is folks in his inner circle like Pompeo, Abrams and freaking John Bolton keeps infulenceing his foreign policy
     
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    why shoot the messenger ?
     
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    & that's not tear gas but fire extinguisher sprays .... Trump the sex predator has no clue what he is doing.
     
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    :o:
     
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    An American fraud (trump) uses a picture from an Iranian fraud (Moayeri).
    Everything matches, there is nothing to be ashamed of.

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    This photographer 'Yalda Moayeri' is a fraud who used a fire extinguisher to fabricate a crack down in Iran and feed the western backed media, about an year ago.
    but since they didn't grant her the visa, she is acting this way.
     
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    That's hell of fire extinguisher,the first time I saw the photo I wondered if they again started to protest by burning rubbish bins.
     
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    Which part?fire extinguisher or Trump being sex predator?

    DzZWmhzX4AEzBbW.jpg DzZXSIoWkAEnTTv.jpg

    @Ali Khara‏
     
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    I wonder why she didn't destroy the rest of the sequence . honestly I'd have done so .