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Zarif says Iran can defeat US and Israel
Zarif says Iran can defeat US and Israel [02 Nov 2013]
Zarif told parliament that Iran can defeat US and Israel by exploiting the divisions in Washington over Iran. An advisory report to Rouhani recommends enhancing the hands of those political forces in Washington that accept a nuclear Iran and believe policy of pressure against Iran should be abandoned  more...


Reformists disillusioned with Rouhani
Reformists disillusioned with Rouhani [31 Oct 2013]
The growing disenchantment with Rouhani has reached unprecedented levels with the closure of Bahar newspaper and the insults and attack on Mousavi's daughters. The media and online reaction reveals the reformists' anger and disappointment at Rouhani's passivity and inaction.  more...


Iran's second foreign minister
Iran [14 Oct 2013]
Oil Minister Zanganeh introduces himself as Iran's second Foreign Minister because by offering attractive energy contracts to Western oil companies, he can push them to lobby against the sanctions and influence the West's policy with Iran, notably on nuclear issue  more...


Javad Zarif's work plan
Javad Zarif [25 Aug 2013]
Javad Zarif, Iran's new foreign minister vows to exploit divisions in the US Congress over Iran, to revive the anti-Israeli crusade in Washington and to strengthen the Iran lobby in the US.  more...


Al-Monitor, a pro-Tehran website in Washington.
Al-Monitor, a pro-Tehran website in Washington. [24 Jun 2013]
Since its launch in 2012, Al-Monitor has turned into a PR website for the Iranian regime. Majority of its Iranian columnists are regime's pundits, former officials, oil consultants and lobbyists  more...


Iranian terrorism and Tehran apologists
Iranian terrorism and Tehran apologists [30 May 2013]
Argentine prosecutor's warning about Iranian terrorist networks in South America highlights the PR campaign by Tehran apologists who constantly mask the threat posed by Iranian terrorism to US national security  more...


Iranian regime's report projects more lobby in US and support to anti-war groups
Iranian regime [25 Mar 2013]
Iranian government has published a report on Foreign ministry's five years plan to double the regime's lobby in the West, collaboration with "favorable lobby groups" and support to anti-war organizations to influence host country's policy with Iran  more...


Tehran lobby's dilemma: how to explain away Mullahs's new threat to annihilate Israel
Tehran lobby [22 Mar 2013]
As the Supreme Leader utters threats to erase Tel Aviv and Haifa and annihilate their population, the Iranian regime is assured that its lobbyists and pundits in US will find new tactics for damage control and blame Israel and warmongers for provoking Iranian leaders  more...


How to make lots of money in Iran
How to make lots of money in Iran [06 Mar 2013]
Rouzbeh Pirouz is a major shareholder and vice president of Iralco's board of directors. Iralco bartered with Glencore and supplied Iranian nuclear program. In 2010,Pirouz and Tehran lobbyist Namazi spoke at Harvard and promoted business opportunities in Iran  more...


Wilson Center's Iranian business
Wilson Center [14 Feb 2013]
Wilson Center supports and regularly invites speakers who are affiliated with Atieh Bahar, a company with close ties to Iran's economic mafia. Inviting Namazi or Khajehpour to speak about sanctions is like asking BP to speak about the oil leak  more...


itzpatrick and Parsi in UK parliament, an expert and a lobbyist
itzpatrick and Parsi in UK parliament, an expert and a lobbyist [14 Feb 2013]
Fitzpatrick's expertise and balanced testimony contrasted Parsi's agenda driven talk. He pointed to a key element of Iran's nuclear program, a reason why this program is not peaceful. He opposed the idea that the Mullahs be rewarded to fulfill their responsibilities, be transparent and cooperate with IAEA  more...


Esteemed Gary Samore leaves Obama administration
Esteemed Gary Samore leaves Obama administration [01 Feb 2013]
The White House WMD czar Gary Samore is leaving the administration. Samore had a realistic view of Iranian regime and his presence in the White House was a counterbalance to the influence of pro-appeasement lobby  more...


Chasing David Albright
Chasing David Albright [26 Jan 2013]
These days in some Washington circles, it is fashionable to tag as "warmonger", "AIPAC mouthpiece" and "Neocon" if one warns of the peril of Mullahs' nuclear program. Albright is the new victim of this smear campaign  more...


Gary Sick and Iranian regime, a case study
Gary Sick and Iranian regime, a case study  [21 Jan 2013]
Since 1993 when Sick was supported by oil giants and started his advocacy for friendship with Tehran, he has remained the most constant defender of Iranian regime  more...


Could they trick Obama on Iran?
Could they trick Obama on Iran? [17 Jan 2013]
A group of Iran experts, former officials and lobbyists who deceived Obama 4 years ago have launched a new campaign. They are telling that the Iranian Mullahs are ready for compromise and US should accept their red lines, lift the sanctions and secure regime's future  more...


Pentagon Report on Iranian Intelligence agents Who Collaborated with NIAC
Pentagon Report on Iranian Intelligence agents Who Collaborated with NIAC [05 Jan 2013]
The Pentagon reports names two individuals as Iranian intelligence agents. NIAC worked with them and organized a Congressional briefing for them. Also, NIAC worked with editor of Iraninterlink, identified by the report as VEVAK's website  more...


Trita Parsi's "anti war" business
Trita Parsi [01 Jan 2013]
Once again, Trita Parsi of NIAC has asked for money. As usual, he presents himself as a genuine defender of peace and frames his critics (including me Hassan dai) as the stooges of warmongers and neocons who seek the invasion of our country. Parsi's new writing reveals his true nature and deceit.  more...


The "Iran lobby" writes to Obama
The "Iran lobby" writes to Obama [25 Dec 2012]
The letter to Obama that was prepared by NIAC and signed by 24 diplomats and experts, received warm reception in Tehran and the "Iran diplomacy" controlled by the regime's former diplomats published a report with Trita Parsi's picture titled: "Did the Iran lobby in the US speak out?"  more...


NIAC Lost Defamation Case and Sanctioned for Discovery Abuses
NIAC Lost Defamation Case and Sanctioned for Discovery Abuses [15 Sep 2012]
Today, U.S. District Judge John Bates dismissed NIAC’s defamation lawsuit against me. He also sanctioned NIAC for discovery abuses and they are ordered to pay significant part of my legal expenses. During my deposition and in the motions for summary judgment, I reiterated what I have always believed that NIAC and Trita Parsi lobby for the Iranian regime  more...


Fareed Zakaria in wonderland
Fareed Zakaria in wonderland [03 Nov 2011]
Zakaria's trip to Tehran and his media blitz in favor of engagement should be interpreted as a campaign by special interest groups that try to prevent harsher sanctions against the Iranian regime  more...


Appeasement with Iran more harmful than terrorist plot
Appeasement with Iran more harmful than terrorist plot [17 Oct 2011]
These "Iran experts" accuse Obama of "fabricating" or "hyping" the terrorist plot for political gains and possibly a military attack against Iran. This group of experts are easily recognizable due to their "homogenous and coordinated" positions that generally profits the Iranian regime  more...


State Department: The Side Kick in the NIAC show
State Department: The Side Kick in the NIAC show [14 Oct 2011]
The Iranian American community ask the US state Department, how long will this love affair with an organization (detested by the Iranian) whose sole purpose is to undermine the US policies against the Iranian r theocratic regime will continue  more...


Thieves are welcome
Thieves are welcome [04 Oct 2011]
The scandal is not uniquely about Khavari's past association with a terrorist and barbaric regime but more about his new career; In partnership with business and political circles that seek friendship with Tehran, he will become an active lobbyist for the Mullahs' regime  more...


Trita Parsi and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards: Coordination or Competition?
Trita Parsi and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards: Coordination or Competition? [20 Sep 2011]
A secret message delivered to the us by the regime's envoy in London, is exactly the same delivered by Trita Parsi in Washington a day earlier. Shockingly, they both used similar talking points to prevent the designation of Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization  more...


How the Iranian regime profited from 9/11
How the Iranian regime profited from 9/11 [16 Sep 2011]
few weeks after Islamist fundamentalists killed nearly 3000 Americans Bush administration started secret dealing with the Iranian regime, the godfather of Islamic fundamentalism, to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. As a result, the non-Islamist Iraqi regime was removed and the country was handed over to the Mullahs' Islamist proxies  more...


Mullahs bomb versus my American toothpaste
Mullahs bomb versus my American toothpaste [08 Sep 2011]
Outside the country, the "reformist" pundits who control the majority of Farsi media, are divide in two categories; those who respect the regime's red line and remain silent on nuclear issue and those who criticize US and allies for their unfair pressure against Iran  more...


US should apply the Syrian sanctions to Iranian regime's leaders
US should apply the Syrian sanctions to Iranian regime [03 Sep 2011]
Ironically, the same people who prior to the Iranian uprising advised Obama to coexist with Khamenei, remained the administration's privileged interlocutor after the uprising. In a matter of seconds, they turned "Green movement" advocates and advise the administration to not support the movement, continue the failed policy of engagement and discard the possibility of regime change in Iran  more...


How to pale Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitism? Ask NIAC director
How to pale Ahmadinejad [03 Sep 2011]
This astonishing email written by Babak Talebi shows how NIAC planned to manipulate public opinion and US politicians in an effort to pale Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitism and continue to present Iran as a victim of Israel  more...


Marketing the Iranian regime's hostage taking
Marketing the Iranian regime [31 Aug 2011]
NIAC's reaction to two American hikers sentence in Tehran, suggests that it acts like a PR firm for the Iranian regime, formulating and marketing the Mullahs' hostage taking in a way that the public opinion and US politicians respond positively to their blackmail.  more...


Iran analysts or pro-Tehran advocates?
Iran analysts or pro-Tehran advocates? [13 Aug 2011]
Does the Iranian regime need a press bureau in Washington? Not necessarily. There are already a large number of "Iran analysts" and pundits that do the job efficiently. A good example is the reaction to Obama administration's decision to denounce Tehran ties with al-Qaeda.  more...


Damascus butcher or Washington's designated reformist
Damascus butcher or Washington [02 Aug 2011]
In February 2011, the French magazine "Vogue" ran an apologetic report on Assad's wife and her husband titled: "A rose of desert". A month later on March 27, in the midst of Syrian protests and its brutal repression by the regime, Hillary Clinton said on the CBS program “Face the Nation” that "members of the U.S. Congress from both parties believe Assad is “a reformer.”  more...


Iran gives $50 million to Malawi to acquire Uranium
Iran gives $50 million to Malawi to acquire Uranium [31 Jul 2011]
Iran has announced a generous $50 million aid to this small country located in south east Africa. Far from a charity gesture, Iran's aid has a good and valid reason called Uranium.  more...


Airplanes and political influence
Airplanes and political influence [21 Jul 2011]
The recent grounding of an Iranian Airbus at the Birmingham airport in the United Kingdom illustrates the US efforts to tighten sanctions against Iran but, at the same time shows a bizarre inconsistency in American attitude. Those who are sanctioned by US for selling aircrafts to Iran are very welcome here in Washington to spend their money and influence US policy with Iran. In fact, buying political...  more...


Kucinich's penchant for dictators
Kucinich [10 Jul 2011]
Kucinich's recent meeting with Assad and his friendly declarations have sparked a debate on why some politicians use the "peace" and "reform" discourse as a tool to mask their penchant for dictators. The opposition to US foreign policy in the Middle East does not give anyone any excuse to cherish the regional dictators.  more...


The green disillusion
The green disillusion [06 Jul 2011]
The Iranian regime's coming parliamentary elections are nourishing factional animosities inside the regime and causing divide between the so-called leaders of the green movement and what remains of its popular base. Eager to reconcile with the Supreme Leader and participate in the show, these leaders are criticized and rejected by the vast majority of green networks active inside and outside Iran.  more...


Iran experts return to their favorite game
Iran experts return to their favorite game [02 Jul 2011]
Ahmadinejad's demise and the possibility that he could resign or be dismissed before the end of his term, has created a new situation where some "Iran experts" can return to their favorite game: finding a new political figure in Tehran with desired qualifications that will make the regime friendlier with the West. A game that has been masterfully directed from Tehran.  more...


NIAC and Toscano's Congressional briefing
NIAC and Toscano [02 Jul 2011]
Toscano and NIAC try to sell an old merchandise with the same old package. Once again, they try to put the blame on US and argue that the West has not been enough generous with Tehran. Again, they ask for more engagement and more incentives for the Mullahs. But the Obama administration and his European allies tried to reach an agreement with Iran that could reduce tensions and pave the road for "Threshold"...  more...


Ray Takey and Suzanne Maloney lament Ahmadinajad's demise
[02 Jul 2011]
Two of the most renowned Iran experts, Suzanne Maloney of Brookings institute and her husband Ray Takeyh of CFR are lamenting Ahmadinajad's demise in Tehran. In a new article titled " Ahmadinejad’s Fall, America’s Loss" they write: "The Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is being sidelined by religious fundamentalists, and it’s bad news for American officials seeking to halt Iran’s nuclear...  more...


Iranian nuclear defector: A policy failure
Iranian nuclear defector: A policy failure [27 Jul 2010]
The CIA has revealed that Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear “scientist” who returned back to Tehran, was one of the sources for the much disputed “National Intelligence Estimate” in 2007. Amiri’s return has embarrassed the CIA, gave a much needed “victory” to the isolated regime of Tehran and finally strengthened the suspicion that he could have been a double agent from the beginning.  more...


A former Iranian diplomat and terrorist turns to scholar at Princeton
A former Iranian diplomat and terrorist turns to scholar at Princeton [19 May 2010]
The Iranian community, at the very least, demands an explanation from Princeton University and the State Department officials who have offered a VIP entrance for such individuals with known criminal and terrorist backgrounds. It is safe to assume that Mr. Mousavian’s educational credentials and academic achievements could not warrant fellowship and open doors at Princeton!  more...


Trita Parsi: A Green Resurrection
[27 Jan 2010]
Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who has served informally as a Western-based spokesman for Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossen Moussavi told recently to the Washington Times : "I think Trita Parsi does not belong to the Green Movement. I feel his lobbying has secretly been more for the Islamic Republic."  more...


When Trita Parsi lies
NIAC membership
[10 Dec 2009]
Do NIAC and its president represent the Iranian-American? NIAC's internal documents obtained during a defamation lawsuit against me suggest that Parsi has repeatedly lied about his organization's membership.  more...


NIAC’s Smoke Screen and Intimidation Campaign
[08 Dec 2009]
Dokhi Fassihian emailed Trita parsi telling that she will contact NED official to use their resources and “hit me hard”: “I would talk to NED immediately about this and perhaps consult them on how to address this. They will have more resources and avenues to hit him hard.”  more...


Commentary Magazine
NIAC’s PR Offensive
[21 Nov 2009]
As the NIAC and Trita Parsi story unfolds in the wake of Eli Lake’s bombshell story, it is interesting to note just how it might be that many on the Left are simultaneously reaching the same conclusions (e.g., it’s all a neocon conspiracy, Parsi is besieged by an MEK agent).  more...


The Weekly Standard
Parsi: "NIAC Has a Good Name in Iran"
[21 Nov 2009]
Earlier this month, when Rep. Mark Kirk accused Trita Parsi, the Iranian national who heads the oddly named National Iranian American Council, of being a "regime sympathizer," NIAC accused Kirk of making a "slanderous allegation." Yet internal emails reveal that Parsi certainly did not see himself as an opponent of the regime in Tehran. In fact, Parsi was confident that an affiliation with NIAC would be looked upon favorably by officials in Iran.  more...


American Thinker
Trita Parsi: Iran's Nuclear Helper?
[21 Nov 2009]
Trita Parsi, the controversial founder and head of the National Iranian American Council (that may or may not have failed to follow the law in its failure to register as a foreign lobbyist) seems to have had a bit of a career advocating one thing the Iranian regime wants very much: the right to continue its rapidly accelerating nuclear enrichment program.  more...


The Corner on National Review Online
Let the Revisionism Begin
[21 Nov 2009]
Eli Lake broke a story today showing that the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) appears to have acted as a lobbyist for the Islamic Republic, in violation of its tax status and likely also in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Its staff seem to be abandoning the sinking ship.  more...


The Atlantic
Trita Parsi, Lobbyist for Iran
[21 Nov 2009]
A couple of weeks ago, I retracted my assertion that Trita Parsi, the head of the National Iranian American Council, did "leg-work" for the Iranian regime. I was trying to suggest, in a not-so artful way, that Parsi is trying to build his organization into an Iranian version of AIPAC, but "leg-work" seemed, in retrospect, like too harsh a description for his activities.  more...


Politico
Documents detail Iran engagement campaign
[21 Nov 2009]
Documents released by the National Iranian American Council in the course of its defamation lawsuit offer an unusually detailed a detailed look at the creation of a coalition that has worked, if with limited success, to steer the Obama administration away with confrontation with Iran and to lift sanctions against the country.  more...


Commentary Magazine
More NIAC
[21 Nov 2009]
Ben Smith, following on Eli Lake’s blockbuster story, has a must-read post on the emerging scandal concerning the mullahs’ favorite front group, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). The issues go far beyond whether NIAC has been illegally operating without registering as a foreign agent, and have ensnared NIAC’s close ally, none other than J Street.  more...


Capital J
Yes, Andrew, Trita Parsi is a story
[21 Nov 2009]
By Ron Kampeas · November 16, 2009 One of the risks of overreaching in a story is that the good, solid stuff gets buried. As I detailed on Friday, I think Eli Lake overreached in his Washington Times expose of the National Iranian American Council; evidence that NIAC should register as a foreign agent of Iran -- or that it lobbies for Iran -- seems, to me, to be sparse.  more...


Congressman Kirk’s remarks about NIAC
[07 Nov 2009]
Congressman Mark Kirk: “As Americans, how can we justify this apparent retreat from human rights? Are discredited arguments by regime sympathizers like NIAC swaying policy decisions by our State Department – even after June 12th?  more...


Gary Sick is angry at Ahmadinejad
[19 Sep 2009]
The Iranian uprising has destroyed the 30 year campaign by Sick and his friends to present the Mullahs regime as democratic and worthy of diplomatic relations. This campaign was necessary to justify the immoral and futile friendship with the Mullahs as part of US policy.  more...


Ray Takeyh will not go to the White House
Ray Takeyh will not go to the White House [01 Sep 2009]
With Ross’s promotion and Takeyh’s return to CFR, the Iranian community could express a sigh of relief. This is also a right step toward protecting US national security.  more...


Obama’ policy toward Iran
[07 May 2009]
In a few months, the Obama administration will be faced with a real dilemma; either leading the world to confront the Iranian regime on the verge of acquiring the deadly weapon or, surrendering to those lobbies who with no hesitation will advance their own agenda to the detriment of US strategic interests. Could Obama resist these powerful lobbies? This is the question.  more...


Brzezinski and the Iranian Bomb
co-written with Keyvan Kaboli
[07 May 2009]
Brzezinski’s past views and judgments on Iran have always had three characteristics: Passing of time have proved them wrong; they profited the Iranian Mullahs; And finally, once his judgments were translated into policy, generations of people in the region have had to pay a heavy price to repair the damage.  more...


Parsi in the Congress: Dark day for the Iranian Community
[19 Mar 2009]
On March 11, Trita Parsi testified before the House International Monetary Policy Subcommittee. He was invited to “enlighten” the lawmakers about the “futility” of sanctions against the Iranian regime. In his testimony, Parsi started to pose as a defender of human rights and the Iranian-Americans. This new posture is obviously an attempt to repair his deep discredit inside the Iranian community....  more...


Iranian regime Recycling circus
[17 Feb 2009]
Mohammad Khatami's recent candidacy for presidency illustrates Mullahs masterful art in selling an archaic political system as an example of good governance and indigenous democracy. The United States has been so far one of the prime consumers of this Iranian "democratic" masquerade.  more...


Trita Parsi at Rutgers University
[27 Jan 2009]
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University will be hosting a two-day conference1 on the theme of "The Iranian Revolution: Thirty Years" on the weekend of February 7-8th, 2009. Judging by the selection of speakers and considering Rutgers' past activities, we could predict another conference satisfying both the Iranian regime and those who crave for "coexistence" with the Iranian Ayatollahs.  more...


Today's Iran Experts' report was already published in 2007
[18 Nov 2008]
Is it possible that they had no idea the draft suggested to them was already published a year ago under Trita Parsi's authorship? Is it truthful to dispatch this statement through the news wires as a hot out of the oven statement of scholars on national policy?  more...


Iran s lobby drooling in Washington bazaar
Interview with FrontPage Nov. 17
[18 Nov 2008]
I think that US policy will be finally dictated by the Iranian regime's behavior. Very soon, the new administration will confront the reality and will adopt a more robust policy than what President Bush has been pursuing. Very soon those who favor Iran will portray Obama as being under Israeli's order and infiltrated by NeoCons.  more...


Iranian-Americans: the key to dismantle the Iranian regime’s lobby in the US
[12 Nov 2008]
After several months of discussions, a group of Iranian Americans finally converged and founded the “Progressive American-Iranian Committee” (PAIC). This new organization is particularly focused on counteracting the Iranian regime's web of influence in the US. Last week, I interviewed Kayvan Kaboli, a co-founder of PAIC, and discussed this new group's manifesto and their means of achieving their...  more...


Guess who is coming for dinner
co-written with Keyvan Kaboli
[24 Sep 2008]
These "peace" trips to Iran became fashionable after Ahmadinejad's ascendance to presidency in 2005. Upon their return from Iran, these delegations behaved as the PR agents for one of the most brutal regimes on earth. Their trip diaries are ludicrous and disgraceful. They remind one of the cold war era visits to the Soviet Union when the returning visitors praised Stalin and the joyful Gulags.  more...


Iran's human side depicted by artist
[31 Aug 2008]
Loughlin's unbalanced view of the reality of the Iranian people undoubtedly plays directly into the hands of Iran's ruling elite, the message that Iranians are well, happy, and carefree are superficial and promote the Iranian regime's agenda to convince world leaders to use "diplomacy" and not violence as a means to deal with them.  more...


The Miserable End of an Iranian Lobbyist in the US
7.1.2008
[17 Jul 2008]
Amirahmadi, and Trita Parsi (his once director of AIC), are widely known as the mullahs' lobby in the US. While Houshang Amirahmadi now openly brags about being an Iranian lobbyist, many other Tehran lobbyists still hide behind made-up titles such as "empowering Iranian-Americans", or civil life advocates. So is Trita Parsi's episode of desperate confessions next?  more...


Robert Mugabe and the Iranian regime
American Chronicle, July 15, 2008
[15 Jul 2008]
If Mugabe had followed the Iranian regime's model of "democracy" not only his sham would have never been condemned by the UN, on the contrary, his regime could have been praised and respected. The recipe is easy and simple. Instead of becoming a presidential candidate, Mugabe could seat himself as the life term Supreme Leader.  more...


How to Deal with the Mullahs
Interview with Frontpage, July 14, 2008
[14 Jul 2008]
FP: What about giving Iran security guarantees in return of stopping the nuclear program? Daioleslam: Iran's main threat comes from the Iranian people. What kind of international guarantee could reconcile the Iranians with their rulers? Iran's surrender to the international exigencies will weaken the regime against the Iranian people. A clerical rule, confined to its borders and under strict international...  more...


Balli Group and NIAC
Ken Timmerman, frontpage, April8, 2008
Balli Group and NIAC [25 Jun 2008]
An Iranian-American lobbying organization that has been funded by grants from the congressionally-mandated National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and by left-wing groups is holding an invitation-only conference in a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday, calling for “reassessing” U.S. strategy toward Iran. The lobbying group, the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), boasts on its Web site...  more...


Intimidation Campaign
By: Kenneth Timmerman
[25 Jun 2008]
What could the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) possibly have in common? CAIR founders had close ties to Hamas, Palestinian Sunni Islamic extremists. NIAC and its main spokesman, Trita Parsi, have become apologists for the regime in Tehran, which exports a rival Shiite brand of Islamic extremism. Sunnis and Shias. We all know the story. They...  more...


Confronting Mullahs lobby in court
Confronting Mullahs lobby in court [25 Jun 2008]
Friends,
NIAC organization and Trita Parsi have filed a legal complaint against me. The complaint alleges that as the result of my statements and publications, Trita Parsi's character and reputation were harmed and his standing in the Iranian-American community and beyond were impaired and Parsi suffered mental anguish and personal humiliation.
 more...


Party Animal Iranians Turning Islamic Fanatics: Investigative Reporting de Jour
[25 Jun 2008]
Seven Years later, Amanpour, still the CNN chief correspondent, reports on Iran. This time, instead of Western style party going youngsters, Iranians are depicted as fanatic Moslems beating chests, chanting militant slogans and ready for martyrdom. So why would Amanpour want to depict these as the overwhelming majority? The answer is in its timing.  more...


Barbarism in Tehran, Patriotism in Hollywood
[25 Jun 2008]
President Ahmadinejad's campaign to terrorize the people has reached unbearable levels. Besides a record number of executions, stoning and arrests, the degree of barbarism has horrified the Iranians. Broadcasting the hangings on TV, chanting and laughter of killers, interviewing the victims under the gallows have attained summits of barbarism unknown to Iran's younger generation.  more...


Columbia president honored by Iranians
[25 Jun 2008]
For many Iranian observers inside the country, the humiliation of Ahmadinejad at Columbia University is not seen as an isolated incident resulting from president Bullinger's temper. On the contrary, the Ahmadinejad's indictment is largely considered as a strong sign of change in US and international attitude toward the theocratic rule.  more...


NIE and Iranian internal politics
[25 Jun 2008]
There are many in the US who hope for a more moderate Iranian president in 2009. For them, such an outcome will aid the US to lower the cost of resolving its confrontation with Iran. Apparently, the political will behind the NIE has also been in the same direction. No doubt, the consequences of the report has been the successful strengthening of radical elements within the Iranian regime, along with...  more...


Where in the World is the Moderate Ayatollah?
[25 Jun 2008]
The relentless promotion of the hope for moderate rulers in Tehran has undoubtedly caused confusion in the American foreign policy. The price of this confusion has been heavy and has included the lives of Americans, billions of dollars of tax payers’ money, and even worse, the looming threat of Tehran’s mullahs as a nuclear super power dominant in the region. If it was not for the high cost, I...  more...



Preventing Iranian terrorism on American soil Preventing Iranian terrorism on American soil
Iranian regime's political and religious web of influence in US is designed to influence public opinion and decision makers in Washington, but Iran can use this network to send their agents, gather data, get access to targets and other logistic support for its terrorist activities.    Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC Lost Defamation Case, was Sanctioned for Discovery Abuses NIAC Lost Defamation Case, was Sanctioned for Discovery Abuses
U.S. District Judge Bates dismissed NIAC’s defamation lawsuit against me. He also sanctioned NIAC for discovery abuses and they are ordered to pay significant part of my legal expenses. During my deposition and in the motions for summary judgment, I reiterated what I have always believed that NIAC and Trita Parsi lobby for the Iranian regime    Hassan Dai  more...

Daioleslam”s reports on the Iranian regime’s lobby in US

NIAC’s internal documents-Series one
Lobby organization: IIC
Trita Parsi: IIC was founded in August 1997 by Trita Parsi, the present President. While conducting research on Iran for US Congressmen in Washington DC in 1997, he recognized the necessity of establishing a lobbying organization … Currently, IIC's agenda is topped by the removal of US economic and political sanctions against Iran, and the commencement of an Iran-US dialogue.    Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC’s internal documents-Series two
Trita Parsi: 2001-2002
Trita Parsi: Although the mission of the proposed lobby should be to improve relations between the US and Iran and open up opportunities for trade, the initial targets should be less controversial issues such as visas and racial profiling/discrimination.    Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC Factbook
   Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC's internal documents, Series 5, Part 2
How did NIAC spend the Congressional Funds?
The review of the discovery documents suggests that Parsi and Mansouri’s main concern was to get the funds from NED and EF at any price and under any pretext. They also intended to not return the unused funds. These private communications suggest a pattern of deception and attempt to defraud the Congressional funds.    Hassan Dai  more...

Twelve years of pro-Tehran lobby
Twelve years of pro-Tehran lobby
It is hard to explain how an old report is being recycled by such a prominent group of “Iran experts” and presented as a hot-out-of-oven roadmap for the new President. This puzzling "coincidence" is yet another loop in a chain of coincidental events that has made Trita Parsi the leading light of some influential Iran related circles in Washington.    Hassan Dai  more...

The Iranian Web of Influence in the United States
Shockingly, Balli Group represents the US Corporations Xerox and Caterpillar in Iran, and has numerous partnerships with other US corporations. How could the US companies enter the Iranian market while there are now more sanctions against Iran than there were a decade ago? These companies have profited from the loopholes in the sanction laws. Their actions have been possible because of the lack of political will in the US in enforcing the sanctions and closing its loopholes.    Hassan Dai  more...

The Iranian Lobby and the Israeli Decoy
The Iranian regime has always tried to frame its confrontation with International community and its own people, as a battle between Iran and Israel. This strategic campaign is the most visible in the US where Mullahs' advocacy organizations have followed suit and repeated the same arguments, of course dressed up to fit within the boundaries of local laws and norms.    Hassan Dai  more...

Iran’s Lobby in the U.S.
Interview with FrontPageMagazine.com , May 08, 2008
There are two distinct but related groups of people and organizations that are active in manipulating US policy toward Iran. The first is what I call the "Iranian regime's lobby" in the U.S. They are present in US media, think-tanks and a potpourri of various organizations. Their lobby activities are also focused on the US Congress. These groups have various degrees of connections to Tehran. The second group operates in conjunction with US business interests, and in particular with the oil industry.    Hassan Dai  more...

Ayatollahs’ Lobby In Washington Offering Human Rights as a Negotiating Item
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and its president Trita Parsi plan to organize a panel in the US House of Representatives on July 26th, 2007, titled “Human Rights in Iran and US Foreign Policy Options” [1]. According to the published agenda, representatives from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch will participate. The sponsors of the program (NIAC and Trita Parsi) are key players in the lobby enterprise of Tehran’s ayatollahs in the United States. The Iranian regime’s violations of human rights have reached unprecedented levels. Its barbaric suppression of women,...    Hassan Dai  more...

Negotiation, the path to war with Iran
Interview with FrontPageMagazine.com, June 4, 2008
The last and probably the most catastrophic chapter of secret dealings with Iran happened under President Bush and with respect to Iraq. US was involved in secrete dialogues with Iran prior to invading Iraq. US was well aware that the Iraq’s future, at least for several years, would be under the Iranian influence. Prior to May 3rd, 2003, when the last meeting was held between the two countries in Geneva, US had bent backwards to appease Tehran’s rulers, hopping that in return, Iran will be less intrusive in Iraq’s affairs. We now know that it was a futile wish…    Hassan Dai  more...

Return from Paradise in the Left Lane
Return from Paradise in the Left Lane
Through CASMII, segments of the left and the anti-war movement in the United States have channeled their critique of the war and the current US administration to support the most radical elements of the Iranian regime. These American personalities and groups have clearly crossed the line and have become ardent advocates of one of the most notorious dictatorships of the modern history, with no regards for the Iranian people, the prime victims of these dictators.    Hassan Dai  more...

An Iranian Embassy in Boston
The United States’ goal is to create a back door channel to the mullahs in Iran, a de facto Iranian embassy. Nevertheless, this “embassy” is acting more like a Trojan horse than an ambassadorial channel. These former diplomats are field commanders for running the mullahs lobby machinery, rather than peace ambassadors bridging nations.    Hassan Dai  more...

Iran: America's Sophie's choice
Robert Gates has recently admitted that: "I have been involved in the search for the elusive Iranian moderate for 30 years. (Laughter.) I was in the first meeting that took place between a senior U.S. government official and the leadership of the Iranian government in Algiers at the end of October, 1979. Every administration since then has reached out to the Iranians in one way or another and all have failed. Some have gotten into deep trouble associated with their failures, but the reality is the Iranian leadership has been consistently unyielding over a very long period of time in response to...    Hassan Dai  more...

Congressman Kucinich Must Find a Better Role Model than Bob Ney
We note that the two Ohio congressmen have offered different justifications for their friendly gestures towards the Iranian mullahs. While Bob Ney claimed defense of US economic interests, Kucinich offers the more noble cause of preventing war with Iran. If this is indeed true, surely his peaceful inspirations could find a more suitable partner than Trita Parsi. Note that this individual was the advisor of Ney, a vehement defender of war with Iraq and the instigator of the "freedom fries" charade.    Hassan Dai  more...

Iran’s Oil Mafia: Penetrating the US Political System
In 1999, Parsi and Namazi presented a joint paper titled, “Iranian-Americans: The bridge between two nations,” at the DAPIA conference organized by the Iranian government in Cypress.26 This report comprises the manifesto and roadmap of the new Iranian lobby in the US. In this paper, the authors suggest that: “an Iranian-American lobby is needed in order to create a balance between the competing Middle Eastern lobbies. Without it, Iran-bashing may become popular in Congress again.” The “competing lobby” was AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee).    Hassan Dai  more...

Iran’s 2003 Grand Bargain Offer: Secrets, Lies, and Manipulation
Couldn't the Swiss ambassador deliver the message directly to the White House without asking for Ney and Parsi’s help? In reality, the Iranian regime had entrusted Parsi and his boss so much that when three years later, in 2006, the situation was worsening again for the regime of Tehran, Parsi was once again given a new (and different) copy of the 2003 offer and called upon to reconstruct the smoke screen    Hassan Dai  more...

Pro-Ayatollahs Disinformation and Manipulation Campaign by Washington Think Tankers
Dr Takeyh’s writings are the prime example of pro-Iran cerebral advocacy. Through studying Takeyh’s works, we demonstrate how the pro-Iranian circles advance their campaign in the United States. The tactic for CFR and Dr. Takeyh is to fuel a permanent hope that the Iranian power structure is experiencing a self-transformation to a more pragmatic regime that will eventually accommodate international norms. For these pro-Tehran champions, whatever happens in Iran, there would be a pragmatic faction ready to have a deal with the U.S!    Hassan Dai  more...

Flirting with the Mullahs
Mohammad Parvin and Hassan Daioleslam
Embracing Iranian mullahs or their lobbyists in the US will not bring us closer to peace. It emboldens the war mongers in Tehran. It buys them time to pursue their aggressive strive to gain hegemony in the region and the world. To prevent a disastrous war with Iran, stop mullah’s lobbyists    Hassan Dai  more...

Did the NIAC Defraud the National Endowment for Democracy and Congress
In fact Hamyaran which organized the workshop is not an NGO but a government initiated false flag agency incepted, initiated, founded and managed by the theocratic regime of Iran. At the time Hamyaran was managed by the Deputy Minister and Under Secretary of Health Hossein Malek- Afzali.    Hassan Dai  more...

Iranian regime
Iranian regime's web of influence
A money trail
, how can a wealthy country manage to confront the US and the UN, and at the same time be the recipient of West’s generous support? The credit for that goes to Tehran’s effective web of influence in the US. Here is a glimpse at the web:    Hassan Dai  more...

Iranian regime, the War in Gaza and Trita Parsi
Parsi's article is a clear example of how pro-Tehran advocacy groups in Washington have pursued two simultaneous goals: to portray the Iranian regime as a victim rather than partly responsible for the Middle East turmoil and to present Israel as the main entity responsible for the impasse in Iran-US relations. In fact, they have "used" the Israeli decoy as an important part of their overall campaign to lift the pressure off the Iranian regime.    Hassan Dai  more...

The Iranian revolt and the role of pro- appeasement lobby in the US
The pro-appeasement advocates are currently hard at work to limit the impact of the Iranian revolt and save their much publicized path of coexistence with the Iranian regime. They use every imaginable argument to prevent Obama from discarding the regime´s latest mockery of its elections. Obama´s refusal to approve the Iranian electoral show would delegitimize Ahmadinejad and Khamenei and renders future negotiations meaningless.    Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC’s internal document-Series three
Trita Parsi'e collaboration with Siamak Namazi
Siamak Namazi to Parsi: “Agha, we need to carve out time to work on our discussion with Burns. If you have any policy papers I can look at, I could also start working on one for Hadley’s office. Once a draft is available, we can get input from our network and make it stronger.”    Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC’s internal Documents- Series four
Parsi’s communications with M. Javad Zarif in 2006-2007
Hope all is well and that you are back from Tehran. Would love to get a chance to see the proposal or to understand more what it entails. If it is substantial, then certainly members of Congress may find it a reasonable offer, even if the White House doesn’t Parsi    Hassan Dai  more...

NIAC’s internal documents (Series 5)
Funding from NED and EF
Parsi: I can tell you though that NIAC has a good name in iran and your association with it will not harm you. In fact, I believe two of our board members are in Iran as we speak!    Hassan Dai  more...

Did NIAC defraud the Congressional fund?
Report on NIAC-NED relation
Examination of NIAC’s internal documents released during a defamation lawsuit suggests that this organization has violated the rules governing Congressional funds. NIAC’s actions deserve a full congressional investigation.    Hassan Dai  more...

Takeyh-Maloney's Report on Iran: Old Demands, New Arguments
For almost three decades, a group of Iran experts have argued that the U.S. does not need to take harsh policies toward Iran simply because a more pragmatist leader will emerge in Tehran and accommodate the international norms and settle the Iran-U.S. problems. Now, Takeyh and Maloney have come forward and declare that the old game of finding the moderate faction in Tehran is over. U.S. should abandon its dream. That was merely a mirage.    Hassan Dai  more...

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