Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Iran Arrests American Founder of Pro-Regime Lobby
Breitbart ^ | Oct. 27, 2015

Posted on 10/30/2015 4:36:41 AM PDT by nuconvert

Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen who helped establish a pro-Tehran lobbying group in America, has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely.

-excerpt-

Namazi has been described as one of the “intellectual architects” of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group that has been accused of working in support of the regime in Tehran.

He and NIAC Director Trita Parsi founded the organization as a way to continuously lobby for the removal of sanctions against Iran and to promote Iran’s foreign policy, while combating the pro-Israel sentiment in America, according to documents from a Cyprus convention that featured the two men.

Both Parsi and Namazi have strong connections with the Iranian regime’s President, Hassan Rouhani, and its foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The two have continued to actively communicate with members of the regime.

-excerpt-

An expert on Iran suggests the arrest is the result of a power struggle within the country. Hassan Dai, the editor of the Iranian American Forum, told Breitbart News that Namazi’s imprisonment shows the Ayatollah remains completely in control of his nation’s affairs, and that even Iran’s president is powerless to protect his acquaintances from imprisonment.

Dai explained that Namazi had consistently “lobbied in favor of a faction of the regime,” which upset the Mullahs because it would only be acceptable to “lobby for the whole regime.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hassandai; iran; iri; namazi; nemazi; niac; parsi; rouhani; tritaparsi
Let him rot there
1 posted on 10/30/2015 4:36:42 AM PDT by nuconvert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: piasa

pong


2 posted on 10/30/2015 4:37:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

pong


3 posted on 10/30/2015 4:38:43 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert

The Revolution Always Eats Its Own.


4 posted on 10/30/2015 4:41:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Yes, Liberals, I question your patriotism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MuttTheHoople

yup


5 posted on 10/30/2015 4:43:00 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert
"has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely."

This use to be called "Hostage taking".

6 posted on 10/30/2015 4:46:16 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Falcon4.0

They can have him


7 posted on 10/30/2015 4:47:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert
Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American citizen who helped establish a pro-Tehran lobbying group in America, has been arrested in Iran and imprisoned indefinitely.

He must have done or said something that pissed off Obama and/or Valerie Jarrett.

8 posted on 10/30/2015 4:48:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Yeah, it's probably sarcasm...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Falcon4.0

“This use to be called “Hostage taking”.

BTW - Iranian regime doesn’t recognize dual citizenship. As far as they’re concerned, they arrested an Iranian citizen


9 posted on 10/30/2015 4:50:11 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert
Maybe Obama can trade a few terrorists for him.
10 posted on 10/30/2015 4:50:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert

Snakes biting snakes.


11 posted on 10/30/2015 4:55:20 AM PDT by armydawg505
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy
Maybe Obama can trade a few terrorists for him.

Probably right. He'll try to spring this POS but leave the other Americans sitting there.

12 posted on 10/30/2015 4:55:42 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: WayneS
He must have done or said something that pissed off Obama and/or Valerie Jarrett.

No by arresting him "an American Citizen" they are giving Obama cover and an excuse to trade the Iranians we have in custody that Obama can't release otherwise.

13 posted on 10/30/2015 9:23:29 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: usurper

They didn’t release Nemazee [yet] but as you forecast theypulled a swap with other hostages.


14 posted on 01/17/2016 7:03:32 PM PST by piasa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MuttTheHoople
The Revolution Always Eats Its Own.

Robespierre found that out the hard way.

15 posted on 01/17/2016 7:05:22 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert

2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)
The Washington Post ^ | January 16 at 4:56 PM | Adam Goldman http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3384758/posts


16 posted on 01/17/2016 8:00:50 PM PST by piasa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: piasa

Yup. Thanks


17 posted on 01/18/2016 4:18:26 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert
NOVEMBER 2015 : (AFTER ARRESTING IRANIAN-AMERICAN SIAMAK NAMAZI, IRAN IRGC HAS FOR WEEKS BEEN HACKING INTO OBAMA ADMIN EMAILS AND SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.... [BUT I THOUGHT JOHN KERRY'S IRAN DEAL MADE THEM OUR FRIENDS?/S]) Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. --- Iran's Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant , Posted on ‎11‎/‎5‎/‎2015‎ ‎12‎:‎32‎:‎02‎ ‎PM by lbryce
18 posted on 06/02/2017 9:09:20 PM PDT by piasa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson