Statement

100 IRANIAN-AMERICAN ACADEMICS, SCIENTISTS & PROFESSIONALS WRITE TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS

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100 IRANIAN-AMERICAN ACADEMICS, SCIENTISTS & PROFESSIONALS WRITE TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS:
•We see strength as the only way to deal with the theocratic regime ruling Iran. The Iranian people do not trust this regime; neither should the United States. Over 400 people have been executed since Hassan Rouhani took office.
•The Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act, which a bi-partisan majority in the Senate has supported, enhances President Obama’s ability to pursue the diplomatic path and to prevent war.
•Congress has played an indispensable role in setting the framework of U.S.-led international sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table. The administration should recognize this contribution.

Honorable House Speaker John Boehner
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Dear Congressional Leaders:
As Iranian-American professional and academics in favor of decisive diplomatic efforts to avoid war, we write in support of measures to enforce the Iranian regime’s compliance with the Joint Plan of Action to which Iran reluctantly agreed in January 2014.
This is critical in preventing the Iranian regime from taking advantage of the nuclear talks to develop nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act, which a bi-partisan majority in the Senate has supported, calls for immediate additional sanctions in case the Iranian regime breaches its commitments. This measure is necessary given Iran’s history of deceit and subterfuge for decades.

The Iranian people do not trust this regime; neither should the United States. President Hassan Rouhani bragged about beguiling the West in 2006, “by creating a calm environment, we were able to complete the work on Isfahan.” Domestically, over 400 people have been executed since he took office. The Senate Act actually enhances President Obama’s ability to pursue the diplomatic path and to prevent war.
Congress has played an indispensable role in setting the framework of U.S.-led international sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table. The administration should recognize this contribution. Congress ought take a step further and clarify exactly what steps are needed to be taken to ensure that the Iranian regime is irreversibly denied the path to a nuclear weapon through uranium enrichment or plutonium reprocessing. As Iranian-Americans with painfully earned knowledge of Iran’s two-faced fabric, we see strength as the only way to deal with the theocratic regime ruling Iran. In such efforts, you have our strongest and unwavering support.

Abooali, Mr. Masood
Electrical Engineer, UNICOMGOV, Sterling, VA
Aghababa, Mr. Ahmad
Industrial Tech. Owner & manager,
Alam, Dr. Mahshid N.
Pharmacist, Los Angeles, CA
Alavi, Ms. Parvin
Corporate Controller, Manpower, San Diego, CA
Allamehzadeh, Dr. Hamid
Professor of Electronic Engineering, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
Alvandy, Mr. Aref
Senior Principle Engineer, Enterprise Information System, Mongtomery Village, MD
Amanpour, Ms. Ameneh
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Reston, VA
Amin, Mr. Ross
CEO Capitol Entertainment, Inc. West Sacramento, CA
Amini, Mr. Mohammad
Environmental Planner, Cal Trans, Fresno, CA
Amirinazari, Ms. Sheila
Academic Advisor, UMASS, Boston, MA
Arbabi, Mrs. Pooran
Registered D.H. (Dental Hygienist)
Azadian, Mrs. Nasreen
Ph.D., L.A.C – Acupuncturist Cucamonga, CA
Azimi, Mr. Hamid R.
Systems Engineer, Albany CA
Badiee, Mr. Borzoo
Pharmacist, Sun City Center, FL
Badiee, Mrs. Melody
Pharmacist, Brandon Regional Hospital, Riverview, FL
Bahador, Dr. Alborz
Psychology, Palm Springs, CA
Bakhtiari, Mr. Gholam
Pharmacist, stone mountain , GA
Basaldua, Ms. Leila
Patient Acount Rep, Evansville, IN
Bassiri, Ms. Parvin
Senior Health Information Management Assistant, Centreville VA
Beladi, Mr. Hossein
Senior Civil, Transportation Engineer, Morton Grove, IL
Besharatpour, Mrs. Kimia
Investment Manager, CHAFRA BMG LLP, Orlando, FL
Borhani, Ms. Raha
BA, Psychology, San Francisco, CA
Brodie, Dr. Robert M
President, M.S.P. International, Mission Viejo, CA
Brodie, Dr. Shams
Child Psychologist, Mission Viejo, CA
Daneshgari, Dr. Firouz
Chairman, Department of Urology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Dastmalchi, Mrs. Kim
Registered Nurse, El Dorado Hills, CA
Dastmalchi, Mr. Fred
Transportation Engineer / CalTrans, El Dorado Hills, CA
Dolati, Mr. Masoud
Cold Formed Steel Engineer, San Diego,CA
Emadi, Mr. Amir
MBA, Global Management, San Marcos, CA
Farahani, Dr. Korush
Allied Health, Van Nuys, CA
Gerami, Mr. Javad
Civil Engineer, Mansfield Center, CT
Ghaemi, Mr. Tim
BS, Business Administration, Greenwood Village, CO
Ghazi, Mr. Hashem
Transportation Engineering Tech, Dept. of Trans. Fresno, CA
Ghoddoucy, Mr. Farhad
Service and Electrical Engineer, Carmichael, CA
Ghoraishi, Ms. Mahie
Director of Project management, Forth Worth, TX
Hassan, Dr. Bob
Dentist, D.D.S – Green Oaks Dental, Arlington, TX
Hatami , Dr. Reza
D.C., Ross Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Heidari, Mr. Farrokh
System & Software Engineer, Scottsdale, AZ
Heidarian, Mr. Amir H.
BS, Electrical Engineering , Megnon, WI
Hejazi, Mrs. Maryam
Clinical Lab Scientist, White Memorial Medical Center, South Pasadena, CA
Hesami, Dr. Aboozar
Research Scientist, Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Hesami, Mrs. Homeira
Medical Physicist, Las Colinas Cancer Ctr. Hessami, Mr. Nasser
Medical Technologist, Baylor Medical, Plano, TX
Hessami, Ms. Nasseem
Director of Sales Support, New York, NY
Homami, Mrs. Mandy
Supervisor, Harris County Hospital, Houston, TX
Homayounfar, Mr. Shahram
Controller, Diving Unlimited Int., San Diego, CA
Jahansouz, Dr. Hossain
Director, Preformulations Group, Fort Worth, TX
Kazemi, Mr. Ray
Software Engineer, Houston, TX
Kazerounian, Prof. Kazem
Mechanical Engineering, UCONN, Storrs, CT
Kazerounian, Mrs. Jila
Computer Manager, UCONN, Storrs, CT
Mirabdal, Mr. Ali
Civil Engineer, Berkeley, CA
Mirabdal, Mr. Javad
Transportation Engineer, Berkeley, CA
Moavenian, Mr. Nader
Software Engineer, San Jose, CA
Moein, Mr. Ahmad
Electronic Engineer, Sunnyvale, CA
Mohajer, Mr. Mehran
Civil Engineer, project engineer, Woodstock, GA
Mohammadzadeh, Mr. Morteza
B&M Electronics, Evansville, IN
Moradi, Mr. Karim
Engineer, Traffic Signal Technician, San Jose, CA
Moravej, Ms. Sara
Masters, Public Administration, Reston, VA
Naghdali, Dr. Khalil
Electrical Engineering, UTSA, San Antonio, TX
Nejadian, Mr. Tammy
Senior Software Designer, Parkville, MD
Parsa, Dr. Ali
Professor of History and Humanities, California State University, Fullerton, CA
Rahmat, Ms. Mina
BS, Mathematics, San Jose, CA
Razavi, Mr. Mehdi
Engineer, Pleasanton, CA
Roushanmeidan, Ms. Mandana
MED, Behavioral Therapist, Tuscan, AZ
Sabo, Mr. Ray
CEO BayDent Corporation, San Jose, CA
Sadeghpour, Dr. Majid
Executive Pharmacist, Cambridge, MA
Sadeghpour, Dr. Zahra
PharmD, CVS Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Sadeghpour, Mr. Hossein
Director, Institute for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard Senior Research Fellow, Boston, MA
Sadeghpour, Mrs. Mahnaz
Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA
Saiedian, Prof. Hossein
Associate Chair, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Saifi, Ms. Nasrin
Haas Business School, University of California Berkeley, Albany CA
Sajadi , Dr. Saeid
MD, Cosmetic Surgeon, Overland Park, KS
Samet, Dr. Cyrus
Pharmacist, University of Maryland, Glen Burnie, MD
Sami, Dr. Azadeh
MD, Dept. of Pediatrics, Sinai Hospital, Parkville, MD
Sami, Prof. Reza
Mines University, Colorado, Golden, CO

Kenejad, Mrs. Sima
Ph.D, psychology, Cambridge, MA
Kermani, Mr. Rahmat
Systems Engineer, (EDS), Elk Grove, CA
Keshavarzi, Mr. Abbas
Health Care Professional, San Antonio, TX
Khajehei, Mrs. Farzaneh
Pharm – D / RPH, Houston, TX
Khani, Dr. Khalil
Electrical Engineering, Tempe, AZ
Kiani, Mrs. Shahnaz
Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Pleasanton, CA
Khairgadam, Mr. Ali,
Aerospace Systems Engineer, Washington, DC
Maheronnaghsh, Mr. Bahram
Architect, LaJolla, CA
Kazerounian, Mrs. Jila
Computer Manager, UCONN, Storrs, CT
Kenejad, Mrs. Sima
Ph.D, psychology, Cambridge, MA
Kermani, Mr. Rahmat
Systems Engineer, (EDS), Elk Grove, CA
Keshavarzi, Mr. Abbas
Health Care Professional, San Antonio, TX
Khajehei, Mrs. Farzaneh
Pharm – D / RPH, Houston, TX
Khani, Dr. Khalil
Electrical Engineering, Tempe, AZ
Kiani, Mrs. Shahnaz
Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Pleasanton, CA
Khairgadam, Mr. Ali,
Aerospace Systems Engineer, Washington, DC
Maheronnaghsh, Mr. Bahram
Architect, LaJolla, CA
Mirabdal, Mr. Ali
Civil Engineer, Berkeley, CA
Mirabdal, Mr. Javad
Transportation Engineer, Berkeley, CA
Moavenian, Mr. Nader
Software Engineer, San Jose, CA
Moein, Mr. Ahmad
Electronic Engineer, Sunnyvale, CA
Mohajer, Mr. Mehran
Civil Engineer, project engineer, Woodstock, GA
Mohammadzadeh, Mr. Morteza
B&M Electronics, Evansville, IN
Moradi, Mr. Karim
Engineer, Traffic Signal Technician, San Jose, CA
Moravej, Ms. Sara
Masters, Public Administration, Reston, VA
Naghdali, Dr. Khalil
Electrical Engineering, UTSA, San Antonio, TX
Nejadian, Mr. Tammy
Senior Software Designer, Parkville, MD
Parsa, Dr. Ali
Professor of History and Humanities, California State University, Fullerton, CA
Rahmat, Ms. Mina
BS, Mathematics, San Jose, CA
Razavi, Mr. Mehdi
Engineer, Pleasanton, CA
Roushanmeidan, Ms. Mandana
MED, Behavioral Therapist, Tuscan, AZ
Sabo, Mr. Ray
CEO BayDent Corporation, San Jose, CA
Sadeghpour, Dr. Majid
Executive Pharmacist, Cambridge, MA
Sadeghpour, Dr. Zahra
PharmD, CVS Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Sadeghpour, Mr. Hossein
Director, Institute for Theoretical Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Harvard Senior Research Fellow, Boston, MA
Sadeghpour, Mrs. Mahnaz
Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge, MA
Saiedian, Prof. Hossein
Associate Chair, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Saifi, Ms. Nasrin
Haas Business School, University of California Berkeley, Albany CA
Sajadi , Dr. Saeid
MD, Cosmetic Surgeon, Overland Park, KS
Samet, Dr. Cyrus
Pharmacist, University of Maryland, Glen Burnie, MD
Sami, Dr. Azadeh
MD, Dept. of Pediatrics, Sinai Hospital, Parkville, MD
Sami, Prof. Reza
Mines University, Colorado, Golden, CO
Sedighi, Mrs. Farideh
Software Engineer, CISCO Systems, San Jose, CA
Shadnia, Mr. Manoochehr
CBS Cameraman, Mundelein, IL
Shafai, Mrs. Peymaneh
BS, Computer Design, Los Altos Hills, CA
Shahabi, Mr. TJ
Senior Application Engineer, Laguna Niguel, CA
Shams, Mr. Mohammad
Medical Physicist, Albuquerque, NM
Shenasi, Mr. Javid
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Coordinator, Cal. Trans, Stockton, CA
Shojai, Mr. Sadegh
Professional Engineer, Scottsdale, AZ
Tasooji, Prof. Mohammad Hosein
National University, San Diego, CA
Tavakoli, Dr. Siavash
Dentist, D.D.S – Green Oaks Dental, Arlington, TX
Tehrani, Mr. Ebrahim
Solar Engineer, Concord, CA
Torshizi, Mr. Glenn A.
Senior Radio Frequency Engineer (RF), Reston, VA
Toutounchi , Dr. Shahin
Distinguished Engineer, Dir. R&D Xilinx Corp, Pleasanton, CA
Vahdatnia, Mr. Abi
City and Regional Planner, Campbell, CA
Yazdani, Ms. Sima
Sr. Technology Mgr, Cisco, Systems, Pleasanton, CA
Yazdanpanah, Mr. Hamid
Attorney at Law, Berkeley, CA
Yazdanpanah, Mrs. Ensieh
BA, Human Development, El Sobrante CA
Zadshir, Dr. Ashraf
MD, Program Director, Riverside County, CA
Shojai, Mr. Sadegh
Professional Engineer, Scottsdale, AZ
Tasooji, Prof. Mohammad Hosein
National University, San Diego, CA
Tavakoli, Dr. Siavash
Dentist, D.D.S – Green Oaks Dental, Arlington, TX
Tehrani, Mr. Ebrahim
Solar Engineer, Concord, CA
Torshizi, Mr. Glenn A.
Senior Radio Frequency Engineer (RF), Reston, VA
Toutounchi , Dr. Shahin
Distinguished Engineer, Dir. R&D Xilinx Corp, Pleasanton, CA
Vahdatnia, Mr. Abi
City and Regional Planner, Campbell, CA
Yazdani, Ms. Sima
Sr. Technology Mgr, Cisco, Systems, Pleasanton, CA
Yazdanpanah, Mr. Hamid
Attorney at Law, Berkeley, CA
Yazdanpanah, Mrs. Ensieh
BA, Human Development, El Sobrante CA
Zadshir, Dr. Ashraf
MD, Program Director, Riverside County, CA
Sedighi, Mrs. Farideh
Software Engineer, CISCO Systems, San Jose, CA
Shadnia, Mr. Manoochehr
CBS Cameraman, Mundelein, IL
Shafai, Mrs. Peymaneh
BS, Computer Design, Los Altos Hills, CA
Shahabi, Mr. TJ
Senior Application Engineer, Laguna Niguel, CA
Shams, Mr. Mohammad
Medical Physicist, Albuquerque, NM
Shenasi, Mr. Javid
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Coordinator, Cal. Trans, Stockton, CA

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