Skip to comments.Iran Arrests American Founder of Pro-Regime Lobby
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.
Namazi has been described as one of the âintellectual architectsâ 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 Iranâs 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 regimeâs President, Hassan Rouhani, and its foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The two have continued to actively communicate with members of the regime.
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 Namaziâs imprisonment shows the Ayatollah remains completely in control of his nationâs affairs, and that even Iranâs president is powerless to protect his acquaintances from imprisonment.
Dai explained that Namazi had consistently âlobbied in favor of a faction of the regime,â which upset the Mullahs because it would only be acceptable to âlobby for the whole regime.â
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The Revolution Always Eats Its Own.
This use to be called "Hostage taking".
They can have him
He must have done or said something that pissed off Obama and/or Valerie Jarrett.
“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
Snakes biting snakes.
Probably right. He'll try to spring this POS but leave the other Americans sitting there.
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.
They didn’t release Nemazee [yet] but as you forecast theypulled a swap with other hostages.
Robespierre found that out the hard way.
2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)
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