PAAIA Contacts Congress About Military Conflict with Iran

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PAAIA Contacts Members of Congress Regarding Potential Military Conflict with Iran

capitol hillOctober 11, 2013, Washington, D.C. – Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ/8th) is seeking cosponsors for the U.S. Iran Nuclear Negotiations Act, which amongst other things would authorize the president of the United States to use military force against Iran. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has mentioned his plans to introduce a similar bill in the U.S. Senate.

According to PAAIA’s annual National Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans, an overwhelming majority of Iranian Americans have family in Iran. Nearly two-thirds of them report communicating with family and friends in the country at least several times per month and want Iran to be a secular democracy. While Iranian Americans want Iran to change, they are also concerned about the potential ramifications of a military conflict between Iran and the U.S. 

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U.S. Foreign Policy Experts Praise Obama’s Diplomatic Outreach to Iran

wh_150October 10, 2013, Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of 35 senior security experts, intelligence officials, former diplomatic and military leaders, and policymakers sent a letter to the White House on Monday, praising President Obama’s diplomatic efforts to achieve a resolution to the nuclear impasse between the United States and Iran. The signatories included PAAIA Board member Hamid Biglari and Public Policy Advisor Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as former Deputy Secretary of State John Whitehead and Lee H. Hamilton, former member of the House of Representatives and current member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council.  

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Congressman Ed Royce on U.S. Cyrus Cylinder Tour and Human Rights

ed royceOctober 9, 2013, Irvine, CA – At a recent reception in Orange County, Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA/39th) and Manoucher “Fred” Ameri spoke to OCTV’s Executive Producer Alex Bolourchi about the U.S. Cyrus Cylinder Tour and human rights.

On loan from the British Museum, the Cyrus Cylinder has been on display since March 2013 in five major museum venues throughout the United States.  The cylinder exhibition is currently being displayed at its final stop at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles portion of the tour is sponsored by the Farhang Foundation. 

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