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Tuesday 21 February 2017

 

JOURNAL

Zarif says Iran can defeat US and Israel   Hassan Daioleslam

Reformists disillusioned with Rouhani   Hassan Daioleslam

Iran's second foreign minister   Hassan Daioleslam

Javad Zarif's work plan   Hassan Daioleslam

Al-Monitor, a pro-Tehran website in Washington.   Hassan Daioleslam

Iranian terrorism and Tehran apologists   Hassan Daioleslam

Iranian regime's report projects more lobby in US and support to anti-war groups   Hassan Dai

Tehran lobby's dilemma: how to explain away Mullahs's new threat to annihilate Israel   Hassan Dai

How to make lots of money in Iran   Hassan Dai

Wilson Center's Iranian business   Hassan Dai

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Esteemed Gary Samore leaves Obama administration   Hassan Dai

Chasing David Albright   Hassan Dai

Gary Sick and Iranian regime, a case study   Hassan Dai

Could they trick Obama on Iran?   Hassan Dai

Pentagon Report on Iranian Intelligence agents Who Collaborated with NIAC   Hassan Dai

Trita Parsi's "anti war" business   Hassan Dai

The "Iran lobby" writes to Obama   Hassan Dai

NIAC Lost Defamation Case and Sanctioned for Discovery Abuses   Hassan Dai

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Appeasement with Iran more harmful than terrorist plot   Hassan Dai

State Department: The Side Kick in the NIAC show   Hassan Dai

Thieves are welcome   Hassan Dai

Trita Parsi and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards: Coordination or Competition?   Hassan Dai

How the Iranian regime profited from 9/11   Hassan Dai

Mullahs bomb versus my American toothpaste   Hassan Dai

US should apply the Syrian sanctions to Iranian regime's leaders   Hassan Dai

How to pale Ahmadinejad's anti-Semitism? Ask NIAC director   Hassan Dai

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Wilson Center's Iranian business

[JOURNAL]  [14 Feb 2013]  
Hassan Dai
Source: [www.iranianlobby.com] 


 

On February 8, Wilson Center held a briefing titled "Sanctions and Medical Supply Shortages in Iran" with two speakers, Siamak Namazi, an Iranian oil consultant from Dubai and Suzanne Maloney from Brookings Institution.  Both speakers oppose sanctions against Iran and both depicted the US and EU sanctions as the main reason for the shortage of medicines and the suffering of Iranian people.

The fact that Wilson center has become a platform for anti sanction analysts does not surprise anymore but the choice of speakers and role of Haleh Esfandiari, the director of Middle East program to turn the Wilson Center to a backyard for Iranian businessmen with close ties to a specific faction of the regime crosses the redline.

For the past several years, the Center has supported and regularly invited speakers like Namazi or Bijan Khajehpour who are affiliated with Atieh Bahar company in Tehran, a firm with close ties to Iran's economic mafia. Public documents show that Atieh has been acting as an intermediate between Iranian regime and foreign companies. Atieh has facilitated transactions for the Iranian regime some exceeding  billion dollar. Namazi and Khajehpour profit from business with Iran and US sanctions hurt their business. More than a year ago, Namazi spoke at Harvard to convince the business community that despite the sanctions, there are still "good" opportunities to do business with Iran.

While director of Atieh Bahar in Tehran, Namazi was also a fellow at Wilson Center and received financial support. Trita Parsi who worked for Atieh Bahar, also worked at the Center.

NIAC's internal documents obtained during a defamation lawsuit show that Atieh Bahar and NIAC coordinated a lobby in US to remove sanctions against Iran.

Inviting Namazi or Khajehpour to speak about sanctions is similar to asking BP to speak about the oil leak in Gulf of Mexico. Just two weeks ago, after Khajehpour finished his talk at the center, an open mic caught unedited comments by Michael Adler, a Wilson scholar who complained that Khajehpoure has an agenda and Adler's colleague found Khajehpour biased.


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