October 26, 2021

Top Obama Advisor Was Lobbyist For Iran

Top Obama Advisor Was Lobbyist For Iran

President Obama’s National Security Council Director for Iran, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, apparently worked as a lobbyist for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a pro-Iranian regime organization.

Breitbart reports that the White House released a list of names late Tuesday night of top advisers who participated in a video conference with the president concerning the nuclear talks with Iran. Nowrouzzadeh’s name appears among them (pictured with Secretary of State John Kerry below)

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A person of the same name wrote several articles for the NIAC. According to a LinkedIn account belonging to Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, she became a Pentagon analyst in 2005 before joining the NSC in 2014. The NIAC profile from 2005 and the LinkedIn profile show the Nowrouzzedehs attending the same school — George Washington University — with the same double-major, making it very probable the profiles are for the same person.

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The NIAC was established in 1999 after the organization’s president, Trita Parsi, attended a conference in Cyprus being sponsored by the Iranian regime. Parsi founded the NIAC as a counterweight to the pro-Israel lobby in Washington. A dissident journalist from Iran recently revealed that Parsi has maintained a friendship with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for years.

The NIAC is considered by many to be a mouthpiece for Iran’s dictatorial regime under Ayatollah Khamenei. The group took out a $200,000 full-page ad in the New York Times attacking Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu before his address to Congress last month.

The NIAC currently has multiple articles on its site about the current nuclear negotiations from a pro-Iranian regime perspective.

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There have been increasing calls for the Americans to walk away from the table as the details of a potential deal leak out. The voices are as diverse as former DNC chair Howard Dean and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton.

Cotton, in a statement released yesterday, said:

The best solution is walk away from the nuclear negotiations now and return to a position of strength. We should reinstate existing sanctions suspended under the Joint Plan of Action and Congress should act immediately to impose new sanctions.  It’s time for the United States to regain the upper hand and quit negotiating out of weakness.

In a bipartisan letter sent by 367 members of the House of Representatives last week, legislators called on the Obama administration to negotiate with a clear eye as to the nature of the Iranian regime.  The members wrote that, “No issue will be harder to resolve with the Iranian regime than the status of its uranium enrichment program… Iran’s record of clandestine activity and intransigence prevents any trust in Iran.” They added, in reviewing an agreement, “Congress must be convinced that its terms foreclose any pathway to a bomb, and only then will Congress be able to consider permanent sanctions relief.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks on Wednesday in a statement:

Yesterday an Iranian general brazenly declared and I quote: ‘Israel’s destruction is non-negotiable’, but evidently giving Iran’s murderous regime a clear path to the bomb is negotiable…

The concessions offered to Iran in Lausanne would ensure a bad deal that would endanger Israel, the Middle East and the peace of the world. Now is the time for the international community to insist on a better deal. A better deal would significantly roll back Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. A better deal would link the eventual lifting of the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program to a change in Iran’s behavior. Iran must stop its aggression in the region, stop its terrorism throughout the world and stop its threats to annihilate Israel. That should be non-negotiable and that’s the deal that the world powers must insist upon.