Posts Tagged ‘ nuclear ’

Evolution of Pro-Iran lobby under Obama, from a pressure group to a White House partner

Nov 16th, 2016

Hassan Dai, 11 November 2016
Pro-Iran lobby is a coalition of organizations and politicians, led by US corporations and accompanied by an army of pundits and Iran experts that regardless of what Iran is doing, asks the US government to adopt a friendlier policy with Iran and remove sanctions. At the center of this lobby are small Iranian-American organizations that are tied to various factions of the Iranian regime.

Iran on Pace to Set Execution Record After Nuclear Deal

Apr 27th, 2015

By Hamid Yazdan Panah, April 27, 2015

Much has been made about the supposed benefits of the Iran nuclear deal. One of the most audacious claims has been that the nuclear deal would result in an improvement in the human rights situation inside the country. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact if the last past few weeks are any indication, Iran may very well set a new record for executions committed in the past decade. To make matters worse, the issue is being completely swept under the rug, despite claims that a nuclear deal would give the West “leverage” to promote human rights.

How an Iranian misinformation campaign has been adopted and promoted by the Obama administration

Apr 20th, 2015

Hassan Dai, April 2015
Obama administration claims that Iranian nuclear program is supported by vast majority of Iranians and it has become a matter of national pride, therefore, the US can’t force Iran to stop enrichment. This claim is part of Iranian regime’s misinformation campaign that started in 2003 and includes a total ban on opposing the program, jailing the critics, holding state-organized rallies in support of program and fabricating fake public opinion polls in Iran for US audience. Majority of these polls are made by a Tehran-based center tied to security forces. These polls are publicized and promoted by pro-Tehran groups in Washington, many of them are close allies of the Obama administration.

Human Rights: The First Casualty of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Mar 31st, 2015

Hamid yazdan Panah, March 31, 2015
As nuclear talks continue with Iran, the first casualty of these negotiations are the human rights of the Iranian people

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

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