Reports & Analysis

NIAC Distorts Court Rulings after Losing Appeal

Hamid Yazdan Panah, February 23, 2015
The National Iranian American Council or NIAC, received a final blow to what little legitimacy it had left this past week, following a final ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The ruling was based on an appeal filed by NIAC, which challenged a District Court’s decision to award Hassan Daioleslam $183,480 in monetary sanctions based on NIAC’s conduct during trial.


Iranian regime’s sanctions busters

Hassan Dai, February 18, 2015
Rouhani’s government tries to lure Western companies back to Iran and loosen the economic sanctions. A group of Iranians with business experience in the West play a pivotal role in this campaign. They use their knowledge of Western business system, their connections to foreign companies, think tanks and the media, to advance regime’s campaign


Court of Appeals Upholds Sanctions against NIAC and Trita Parsi

The ruling reaffirmed the district court’s initial opinion that NIAC and Parsi engaged in systematic abuse of discovery process and repeated false and misleading declarations to the court. The district court had ordered NIAC to pay $184000 for Dai’s legal expenses.


Code Pink and Iranian regime

Iranian American Forum, 30 January 2015 The Iranian regime has forged alliance with various political, social, religious and cultural organizations in the US to further its political agenda. However, the practical alliance between the theocratic regime of Iran and part of American left and anti-war groups could seem the most inconvenient and difficult to understand. […]


The Truth Behind NIAC’s Failed Lawsuit – Part Three: NIAC’s Misrepresentations During and After Trial

Hamid Yazdan Panah, 11.12.2014
The lawsuit serves to show the true nature of NIAC as an organization rife with misconduct, secrets, and dirty tactics. More disturbing than the revelations uncovered through the litigation process is the continued belligerence of NIAC. Despite losing their case in an embarrassing manner, they continue to distort the law, threaten Daioleslam, and claim the moral high ground after being sanctioned by the court


Trita Parsi’s Deceitful Gobbledygook

Hassan Dai, August 11, 2014
As the Iranian regime has intensified its campaign to fuel the war in Gaza, call for elimination of Israel and spread anti-Semitism, Trita Parsi, president of pro-Tehran lobby group NIAC has published an article praising Iranian leadership for being silent on the war in Gaza, soft toward Israel and pursuing a moderate foreign policy


The Truth Behind NIAC’s Failed Lawsuit – Part Two: NIAC’s Sloppy Legal Work and Evidence of Parsi’s Pro-regime Lobbying

Hamid Yazdan Panah, June30, 2014
This is part two of an ongoing series focused on the details of NIAC’s lawsuit against Iranian journalist Hassan Daioleslam.


The Truth Behind NIAC’s Failed Lawsuit – Part One: Understanding the Legal Issues

Hamid Yazdan Panah, April 27, 2014
Part one of this series looks at the legal issues in the lawsuit brought by NIAC against Iranian journalist Hassan Daioleslam. Clarifying that NIAC did not meet the minimum requirements for bringing a defamation claim, while setting the record straight as to what Daioleslam was actually required to prove in court


In the name of peace: How Ploughshares funds an Iranian agent and terrorist suspect

Iranian American Forum, 2.13.2014
Ploughshares has granted millions of dollars to individuals and organizations that lobby for friendlier policy with Iran. Most shocking case is Mousavian, former Iranian ambassador to Germany at a time when his embassy was the supporting and liaison headquarter for Iranian terror squads that hunted and killed opposition leaders in Europe. Since 2009, Moussavian lives in US and lobbies for Iranian regime


J Street’s Iranian connections

Iranian American Forum, February 5, 2014
Since 2008, J Street has been a member of the coalition that lobbies for friendlier policy with Iran and opposes sanctions. NIAC coordinates this coalition. Government press in Tehran calls NIAC “the Iran lobby in the US”. Court documents obtained during a defamation lawsuit show that one of coalition partners coordinated its lobby with Ahmadinejad’s office


Iran News Digest

Air Pollution and Empty Promises

Feb. 10, 2015
Increasing air pollution all over cities from west to south and empty promises by environmental officials to request for budget to solve this life threatening issue.


Iran debuts 700km cruise missile amid negotiations

Iran Pulse in America- Feb. 9, 2015
Iran’s deputy defense minister, Mohammad Eslami told the semi-official News agency about the new missile. Named Ya-Ali, the 700km missile is a step up from the previous model that Iran’s Mirage fighter jets were equipped.


A Bad Time to Be a US Ally

Iran Pulse in America- Feb. 7, 2015
In this article, Eli Lake examines President Obama’s 2015 National Security Strategy and its distance to the reality. He calls the White House report “Obama’s Middle East Fantasy”.


Iran’s chief lobbyist Hossein Mousavian: We could build a nuclear bomb anytime

Iran Pulse in America- Feb. 7, 2015
Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian ambassador to Germany and a suspected terrorist who is currently residing in US and lobbying on behalf of the Iranian regime has admitted that the Iranian regime has the capability to make nuclear bomb.


Iran Pulse in America

Iranian American Forum- Feb. 6, 2015
Bomb near Israel embassy in Uruguay and Iranian connection
UAE is out, suspending its operations in the region
Problems of impending deal with Iran


Iran Pulse in America

Iranian-American Forum- Feb. 2, 2015
White House nominee for secretary of defense position, Ash Carter attended the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday….
Alberto Nisman, the murdered prosecutor who was working on 1994 Amia bombing, was going to indict President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner…
An Iranian-born business onwner in Los Angeles is under investigation for abusing a federal program called EB-5…


The Iran Lobby’s Gift to the US: Trita Parsi

Hamid Yazdan Panah, Jan. 30, 2015
Trita Parsi and the distortion team at NIAC are at it again. Parsi recently, penned a piece entitled. “The Senate’s Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran”. The piece reads much like every article written by Parsi, it takes a current event, and spins it into a reason that now is the perfect time to coddle Tehran. This time he uses ISIS as the boogeyman that can only be defeated if sanctions are not imposed on Tehran.


The Human Cost of Business with Iran

Hamid Yazdan Panah, 1.22.2015
The Iran question has dominated policy discussions for nearly a decade. How to prevent the mullahs from obtaining nuclear weapons is no doubt a hot button issue. The general consensus remains that there is no viable military solution to this problem. What we are left with are sanctions and continual dialogue with an undemocratic and barbaric regime, with the hopes of getting them to “behave.” Yet even this is too harsh for some, who object to sanctions against Iran on humanitarian grounds. The question then becomes, what exactly is the humanitarian cost of doing business with Iran?


A Look Inside Iran’s Spy Network In Bosnia

John Schindler, The XX Committee, Business Insider, 10.24.2014
Tehran’s covert tentacles in Bosnia reach deep, since Iran began extending its malign influence there back in 1990, as Communism collapsed in Yugoslavia. The mullahs dispatched spies with cash to Sarajevo to buy politicians, spread radicalism, and recruit and train terrorists.


Assessing the Iran Appeasement Project

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary Magazine, 10.8.2014
Former diplomat William Luers and those backing his effort have also promoted The Iran Project, a think tank devoted to Iran détente and pooh-poohing concerns about the nuclear threat from Tehran.
The Iran Project is backed by major figures within the U.S. foreign policy establishment and has found an eager audience in the media for its reports downplaying the Iranian threat and promoting the virtues of friendship with the ayatollahs even as the regime’s domestic oppression and promotion of terror abroad has increased.