Saturday, July 11, 2015

Why is NIAC Lobbying to Lift Ban on Iranian Arms Trade?

Michael Rubin,


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Earlier this month, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) announced the formal creation of a lobby organization called “NIAC Action,” in effect formalizing legally the advocacy work in which NIAC had long been engaged. Jamal Abdi, NIAC’s executive director, announced the creation of the new pro-Iran lobby in an interview with Politico. ...
That NIAC would advocate the lifting of the arms embargo is both curious and revealing. Rather than promote Iranian-American political activism or public diplomacy, NIAC increasingly appears to align itself squarely with the publicly declared interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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