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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Thank you for supporting non-profit organizations.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Anna (@Anna) on Pinned comment
Thank you Anna.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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hempress hempress (@hempress) on Pinned comment
I still see people wearing them. Personally I haven't touched a pair of jeans in close to 5 years.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Nah, I can tell you (as a Board Member) that the decision had nothing to do with the JCPOA or Trump becoming POTUS. Conversations re: succession preceded Trump. After 17 years with Trita at the helm this is a natural progression for an organization that has given so many in the Iranian American community a voice, agency and representation that resonates. Whether Clinton or Trump had been elected, a transition was on the horizon. Jamal Abdi is a really talented leader and gifted strategic thinker -- he has big shoes to fill, to be sure, but I'm excited to see him put his stamp on the organization and take it to the next level. Onward & Upward! 🚀
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
"EU to activate law that bans European companies from complying with US sanctions against Iran."

The EU authorities cannot ban companies from complying with sanctions - that's their own choice. What they can do is try to limit the damage those sanctions cause. EU leaders have already admitted the proposed measures are aimed primarily at small to medium sized businesses, probably because they can more easily avoid entanglement with the US.

One big business which stands as a possible exception to the trend of withdrawal from Iran is the PSA Group (Peugeot/Renault/Citreon), because it has very little exposure to the US. Peaugeot and Renault branded cars are not even sold in America at the moment. I imagine few other large corporations would fit in that category.

I hope Peugeot can stay in Iran because modern cars with good safety features are desperately needed - although they don't help much if people still refuse to wear seatbelts!
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tehranosaurusrex Behrouz Bahmani (@tehranosaurusrex) on Pinned comment
The Persian King is Dead. Long live the Persian King. The sad irony of the demise of NIAC is that it always claimed to be Grass Roots and Democratic. Yet Trita always seemed to be President. Even now with Jamal Abdi's anointing as President designee, apparently Democracy and voting is good in theory but not good for NIAC. Boo.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Nikki Haley: 'Ambitious as Lucifer,' as described by people who worked with her at the White House
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JennyB JennyB (@JennyB) on Pinned comment
I wear ripped jeans at least once a week!
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
They should have a right to protest, but at the same time they know Israel doesn't respect that right, and therefore that it's dangerous. It certainly doesn't seem to help them achieve their goals.
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Cyrus___ Cyrus___ (@Cyrus___) on Pinned comment
Animals, shithole countries... he has a Teflon back when it comes to this stuff... because, I think, a lot of Americans actually like and agree with it. So while the leftists are in hysterics over Trump's latest controversial remark, millions of others are cheering him on. This is how he got elected in the first place.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
A positive trend:
"This year, 27% of Democrats said their sympathies lied with the Israel over the Palestinians in their conflict, while 25% said the Palestinians."
2 years ago:
"43% of Democrats said their sympathies aligned with Israel compared with 29% who said the Palestinians."
What changed? Trump's actions in Palestine, 'stupid is what stupid does'.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
"“The U.K. and our European partners continue to view the nuclear deal as vital for our shared security and remain fully committed to upholding it,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said ahead of the meetings in Brussels"

A very telling quote. Financial considerations aside it's apparently clear to the Europeans that if the deal crumbles there's a strong likelihood of a devastating war that will undermine Europe's security. They've seen this script before (Iraq and Syria)

A security threat not discussed nearly enough is Europe's challenge in absorbing asylum-seekers and refugees. As of March 2018, UNHCR counted nearly 5.6 million registered Syrian refugees worldwide with some of the largest host countries being European. One, it's very hard to have proper security checks when there is such a large exodus of refugees (hence the spike in terrorism Europe experienced); two, the surge in refugees from Syria has left Europe struggling to cope, so it's not lost on them that a war with Iran, which would would likely drag other ME countries into the mix, risks creating another wave of refugees that Europe sees as a destabilizing security threat.
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Mostofi Mostofi (@Mostofi) on Pinned comment
What a good man! Well done.
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Hamid Hamid (@Hamid) on Pinned comment
This could of ended terribly for both. Very lucky!
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
The civilized Western powers announced their disapprovals of the Palestinians 'dying' and shipped more money, ammunition and political support to Israel.
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abolhussein abolhussein (@abolhussein) on Pinned comment
I see even in this old pamphlet, the dogs were in particular seen as unclean, it is the one thing that that pre-islamic Iranian people always loved dogs but this changed in islamic Iran or Persia. The only reason for this is simple to make sure that the Iranian convert was a true convert he had to kill dogs or most likely his dogs as proof as his true faith in islam. So the poor animal who has done nothing except to love mankind has been reviled and tortured throughout islamic Iran. One thing since the dog is the same species as the wolf and fox, but no only the dog is considered haram.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
No one should be surprised. This has been going on for quite some time.
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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) on Pinned comment
They should do just that! "Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement unilaterally has created one of the biggest foreign policy crises of his presidency, infuriating Washington’s closest allies in Europe and driving them to consider whether to order European businesses doing business in Iran to ignore U.S. sanctions. That would be the diplomatic equivalent of a slap in the face."

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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
No one expected anything different from this administration.
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