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OIAC applauds Amb. Haley’s initiative to include human rights in the Security Council agenda

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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017-The United States has underscored the need for a refreshing approach to help change the ambivalent culture permeating the United Nations regarding the violations of human rights around the world. Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) welcomes this development and applauds Ambassador Nikki Haley’s efforts to place human rights at the center […]

OC Register: Growing Support for the Iranian Resistance Nasser Sharif

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I have lived in the United States for most of my life, but I have never ceased to feel connected to my homeland. Like many of my countrymen and fellow exiles, I recognize that the tyrannical theocracy ruling Iran today usurped a democratic revolution in 1979. Millions of us fled the country in the aftermath […]

Time to turn up the heat on Iran

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By testing their ballistic missiles in a provocative act last month, Iran’s ayatollahs also tested the resolve of the new U.S. president. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s promise of swift action should violations continue has turned the Obama administration’s era of appeasement on its head, at least in spirit. Given Tehran’s military saber-rattling, including a […]

Iran’s lobbyists and spies in our midst?

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The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments on who does or does not actually endanger the national security of the United States. As we wait to see how that debate plays out in the weeks and months ahead, there is a […]

Former US Officials Urge Trump to Work with Iran Opposition

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By: Dr. Majid Rafizadeh In an unprecedented move, a 23 member bi-partisan group of senior former US officials signed a critical letter and delivered it to President Donald Trump. The letter suggested new policy options regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran and the need for the US to open up a meaningful channel of communication […]

Rafsanjani and Me

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A victim of state-sponsored terrorism has a different take on the death of the Iranian leader. The minute I heard about the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the number two man in the theocracy ruling Iran for decades, I had a flashback to Istanbul, Turkey, on March 14, 1990. No, Rafsanjani was not in […]

An opponent of political violence was once set to lead Iran. One last quarrel changed it all.

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The Washington Post, By Brian Murphy August 12 In 1988, nearly a decade after Iran’s Islamic revolution, the country’s leader-in-waiting faced a decision. He could stay silent as Iran stepped up a campaign of mass executions, torture and gulag-style imprisonment against perceived internal opponents. Or he could follow his conscience and speak out. Ayatollah Hossein Ali […]

Publication of Montazeri’s shocking audio recording during a meeting with the “death commission” after 28 years; the imperative of putting the clerical regime’s leaders on trial for crime against humanity

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The publication of a shocking audio tape in which the former heir to then-Iranian regime’s supreme leader, Khomeini, a meeting with members of the “death commission” 28 years ago (August 15, 1988) reveals new information about the scope and breadth of the massacre of political prisoners at the time. It also shows that the Iranian […]

False narrative on Iran nuke deal drowns out opposing voices

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Published in OC Register by NASSER SHARIF – Although it came as little surprise to those who genuinely understand the nature of the Iranian regime, it was recently revealed that widely disseminated American narratives about Iran’s sudden moderation were merely convenient lies dispensed to the American people and to gullible policymakers and the media in order […]

ENGEL REMARKS ON CAMP LIBERTY RESOLUTION

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For Immediate Release May 18, 2016 – As Delivered – Click Here for Video – WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following remarks at the full Committee markup of a resolution calling for the safety and security for Iranian dissidents living in Iraq’s Camp Liberty […]
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