Posts Tagged ‘ lobby ’

Court of Appeals Upholds Sanctions against NIAC and Trita Parsi

Feb 10th, 2015

The ruling reaffirmed the district court’s initial opinion that NIAC and Parsi engaged in systematic abuse of discovery process and repeated false and misleading declarations to the court. The district court had ordered NIAC to pay $184000 for Dai’s legal expenses.



Code Pink and Iranian regime

Jan 30th, 2015

Iranian American Forum, 30 January 2015 The Iranian regime has forged alliance with various political, social, religious and cultural organizations in the US to further its political agenda. However, the practical alliance between the theocratic regime of Iran and part of American left and anti-war groups could seem the most inconvenient and difficult to understand. […]



Assessing the Iran Appeasement Project

Oct 28th, 2014

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary Magazine, 10.8.2014
Former diplomat William Luers and those backing his effort have also promoted The Iran Project, a think tank devoted to Iran détente and pooh-poohing concerns about the nuclear threat from Tehran.
The Iran Project is backed by major figures within the U.S. foreign policy establishment and has found an eager audience in the media for its reports downplaying the Iranian threat and promoting the virtues of friendship with the ayatollahs even as the regime’s domestic oppression and promotion of terror abroad has increased.



When the masks fall: Gareth Porter in Iran

Jun 5th, 2014

Hassan Dai, June 5, 2014
Porter, the so-called progressive and anti-war journalist and author is in Iran, appearing on state TV and speaking at regime’s events to defend the Iranian dictators and their nuclear program. Porter began his pro-Tehran advocacy in 2006 with Trita Parsi of NIAC. His nauseating declarations in Tehran illustrate alliance between part of American left and Iranian regime



In the name of peace: How Ploughshares funds an Iranian agent and terrorist suspect

Feb 13th, 2014

Iranian American Forum, 2.13.2014
Ploughshares has granted millions of dollars to individuals and organizations that lobby for friendlier policy with Iran. Most shocking case is Mousavian, former Iranian ambassador to Germany at a time when his embassy was the supporting and liaison headquarter for Iranian terror squads that hunted and killed opposition leaders in Europe. Since 2009, Moussavian lives in US and lobbies for Iranian regime



J Street’s Iranian connections

Feb 5th, 2014

Iranian American Forum, February 5, 2014
Since 2008, J Street has been a member of the coalition that lobbies for friendlier policy with Iran and opposes sanctions. NIAC coordinates this coalition. Government press in Tehran calls NIAC “the Iran lobby in the US”. Court documents obtained during a defamation lawsuit show that one of coalition partners coordinated its lobby with Ahmadinejad’s office



Iranian Myths and Inverted Orientalism

Nov 26th, 2013

Hamid Yazdan Panah, 26 November 2013
The global policy on Iran continues to focus on negotiations and appeasement with the regime. In doing so, many myths have emerged as to the nature of the Iranian regime. These myths are part of a policy of appeasement enabled by a complex and subtle lobby.



NIAC and Trita Parsi’s peace business

Nov 20th, 2013

Hassan Dai, 20 November 2013
NIAC continues to slander US politicians who oppose Tehran’s agenda and call them warmongers but NIAC’s internal documents released during the lawsuit (that NIAC lost), show clearly that its pro-Tehran lobby is only about business and opening up trade between US and Iran. The peace mantle is just a disguise and human face for its lobby



Prominent civil society leader disgusted by NIAC’s hate campaign

Nov 18th, 2013

Hassan Dai, 18 November 2013
Civil society activist Memarsadeghi denounces NIAC’s hate campaign against Senator Kirk and asserts that NIAC and Trita Parsi “echo the Islamic Republic’s agenda in the US, working to discredit any voice, particularly among US policymakers, that stands with the people of Iran and firmly against their oppressors.”



Mousavian, a key figure in secret U.S.-Iran nuclear talks

Nov 14th, 2013

Iranian American Forum, 14 November 2013
Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat lives in the US since 2009. Supported by pro-engagement circles, he has built trust with US officials and has acted as a middleman between two countries. since Rouhani’s victory, he has played a key role in back-channel talks and the shaping of US approach in nuclear negotiations