The motives behind these arrests have been lucidly explained, but news of detained Iranian Americans dies when there are no developments on the ground.
Businessman Siamak Namazi endured interrogations as the story dropped.
I am not writing this piece to attack The Daily Beast for irresponsible journalism. I'm not writing this to defend NIAC either, though The Daily Beast's lies throughout the article about NIAC are deeply upsetting. I am writing to set the record straight about my dear friend, Siamak Namazi.
As the final round of nuclear negotiations begins here in Vienna, opponents of a deal have become schizophrenic in their efforts to torpedo it. Unable to base their objections on science or the technical facts currently being drafted, they have instead resorted to a loose mélange of poorly constructed straw men. Here are five such myths.
The reality facing both sides will not change: There are spoilers in the U.S. and Iran who will try to torpedo a deal, no matter the details. Precisely because it is impossible to satisfy ideologues, they only way to defeat them is to have a deal in hand that both sides believe is a win-win outcome.
"If the northern leg of Keystone XL pipeline becomes operational, the security concerns of fossil fuel companies could be
Due to current sanctions, ordinary Iranians often cannot access the life-saving medicine they need to address critical health issues. While humanitarian trade is technically exempt, the sale of medicines to Iran is still effectively blocked.
With its access to the White House, State Department and media, NIAC has increasingly troubled the war crowd, so much so that it has become one of their favorite targets.
New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.
The terror attack in Bulgaria is being exploited to silence Iranian Americans who had nothing to do with this appalling act, simply because of our heritage.
Experts say the current set of U.S. sanctions against Iran are creating great difficulties for Iranian-American citizens and residents who have relative or financial ties to their country of origin, and that many Iranian-Americans may be unknowingly violating the regulations.
It was impossible, however, to anticipate the tectonic shift that took place in Iran after last June's presidential election
But given the fact that the U.S. has sanctioned Iran for decades with little to show for it, the debate over U.S.-Iran policy
Since the hostage crisis in 1979, Iranian Americans have experienced the scorn and derision of bigots who reduce a proud and ancient heritage to the reprehensible actions of Iran's theocratic government.
Bilham predicts if Tehran were hit by an earthquake similar to Haiti's, one million people could die, due to what many geologists believe is the country's dangerous neglect of earthquake preparation.
Though the elimination of deportation provisions in the Stop Terrorists Entry Program Act constitutes a significant victory for the Iranian-American community, the bill still remains problematic.
Your bill would label entire groups of people terrorists based on their nationality and have them summarily deported. It can't get more un-American than that.
J Street, a one-and-half year old non-profit that promotes ending the Arab-Israeli conflict through diplomatic means, recently
While Ahmadinejad is at the podium in the UN, Congress is expected to impose what it calls "crippling sanctions" on Iran's economy. But this plan has number of obvious flaws.