PAAIA Releases Statement on Dangerous US-Iran Escalation in Iraq

Contact: Shannon Kuehn
Phone: (202) 828-8370

Washington, DC – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today issued the following statement following the recent ratcheting up of tensions between the United States and Iran.   

“PAAIA is deeply concerned about the escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran. U.S. national interests are best served by prioritizing diplomacy. This stance helps to keep American soldiers, diplomats, and citizens out of harm’s way and supports the democratic aspirations of the people of Iran. Iranian Americans want to see the promotion of human rights and democracy in Iran but oppose a war with Iran. PAAIA urges both sides to more effectively pursue the path of diplomacy to deescalate the current crisis.”

In 2019, PAAIA launched its Diplomacy First campaign to stress the importance of diplomacy and prevent a costly war. More information about the campaign can be found here.

About PAAIA: The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization that serves the interests of Iranian Americans and represents the community before U.S. policymakers and the American public at large.

January 3, 2020

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