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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. […]

Trita Parsi’s Deceitful Gobbledygook

Aug 11th, 2014

Hassan Dai, August 11, 2014
As the Iranian regime has intensified its campaign to fuel the war in Gaza, call for elimination of Israel and spread anti-Semitism, Trita Parsi, president of pro-Tehran lobby group NIAC has published an article praising Iranian leadership for being silent on the war in Gaza, soft toward Israel and pursuing a moderate foreign policy

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

The Truth Behind NIAC’s Failed Lawsuit – Part One: Understanding the Legal Issues

Apr 27th, 2014

Hamid Yazdan Panah, April 27, 2014
Part one of this series looks at the legal issues in the lawsuit brought by NIAC against Iranian journalist Hassan Daioleslam. Clarifying that NIAC did not meet the minimum requirements for bringing a defamation claim, while setting the record straight as to what Daioleslam was actually required to prove in court

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

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.”

Iran lobby enraged at France, reminds freedom fries episode

Nov 9th, 2013

Hassan Dai
Pro-Tehran lobbyists led by Trita Parsi have unleashed a vehement attack against France for blocking a nuclear deal in Geneva. Parsi called Fabius an anti-Iranian racist, said France doesn’t deserve its seat in UNSC. In 20003, Parsi’s boss corrupted Bob Ney launched freedom fries to protest France opposition to war in Iraq

Sanctions and Human Rights, Beyond the Empty Rhetoric

Oct 27th, 2013

Hamid Yazdan Panah, 27 October 2013
Many Iranians and westerners have questioned the use of sanctions and whether they are an effective tool against the regime, or a threat to the domestic population. But little attention has been paid as to who is behind these efforts to remove sanctions, and how they aim to benefit from business with Tehran. This begs the question, is it the people of Iran who will be hurt most by these sanctions, or the regime and the oil industry