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Bill on Military Force Against Iran Gains Traction

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Legislation Authorizing the Use of Military Force Against Iran Gains Traction

capitol hill 2October 30, 2013, Washington, D.C. – Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ/8th) introduced legislation on October 15th that, amongst other things, would authorize the president of the United States to use military force against Iran.  This week, thirteen additional members of Congress have become cosponsors of H.R.3292, bringing the total number of cosponsors to twenty-eight.

Franks’ legislation is called the United States-Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act.  However, its most important purpose is not to promote diplomacy but to authorize the use of force against Iran.  Although it doesn’t explicitly define itself as an authorization bill, its language effectively makes it one.  The headline of Franks’ own press release indicating his intention to introduce the bill read: “Franks Calls for Authorization of Military Force in Iran.”

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Iranian American Women Leave New York City Inspired

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October 30, 2013, New York, NY – On Sunday, October 27, 2013, PAAIA proudly partnered with the Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF) to celebrate the accomplishments of Iranian American women.  Over 400 Iranian American women gathered in New York City to hear and learn from their peers, many of whom shared their professional and educational insights with the audience. The Conference was opened by Forough Hosseini, Vice Chairman of PAAIA Board of Directors and Vice President of Information Technology at ICI Homes.  Ms. Hosseini emphasized the importance of women, organizations, and communities working together towards the common goal of promoting and strengthening Iranian American women and our community.

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Read PAAIA’s Op-Ed on Franks Legislation

the hillRecent talks between the West and Iran have created an important opportunity to resolve the Iran nuclear standoff.  U.S. officials have expressed cautious optimism that a deal may be reached that protects U.S. interests.  However, some in Washington seem determined to undermine the diplomatic process.

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