It is amazing that “Iran Watchers” are all for dialogue and diplomacy with the rouge regime, but when it comes to dialogue with the Iranian people they are all against it. What hypocrites.
about this NIAC Lobby effort:
Donald Trump has spent his Presidency banning our families from the U.S., tearing up the nuclear deal negotiated by Obama, and snapping back sanctions that punish ordinary Iranians.
Now, he is sending his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver a speech to Iranian Americans, setting the stage for U.S.-led regime change and war. This is not about helping the Iranian people. If it was, the administration would not be allying with the Mujahedin-e Khalq terrorist organization. If Trump and John Bolton get their way, they will kill the push for change from within and put democracy out of reach for another generation.
We refuse to be pawns in the Trump administration’s plan. That is why we are leading an open sign-on letter against this effort from dozens of prominent members of our community, including Farrokh Negahdar, Mohsen Kadivar, Reza Aslan, Farideh Farhi and Sanam Naraghi.
We will not let Iranian-American voices be co-opted or silenced in the name of turning Iran into another Syria or Iraq. Our community’s voice is more important than ever. If we don’t stand up against war with Iran, who will?
Please take a few minutes to sign our open letter and share it with your friends and family: https://www.niacouncil.org/IranianVoices/.
Thank you for all that you do.
Trita Parsi, PhD