Washington, DC; October 5, 2017 – Timed to coincide with the anticipated release of President Donald Trump’s comprehensive review of U.S. Iran policy, the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) has organized a briefing titled, “Iran Regime’s Threats & Rights Violations: Policy Options.”

Panelists are Iranian American scholars and policy experts, including Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, a Harvard-educated political scientist, president of the International American Council on the Middle East, and advisory board member of Harvard International Review; Dr. Ramesh Sepehrrad, a scholar practitioner at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR) at George Mason University; Professor Kazem Kazeronian, an expert on the history of Iran-US relationship, Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut; and Dr. Sharam Ahmadi Nasab Emran, of Saint Louis University and a frequent commentator in international policy forums, including the Policy Studies Organization’s 2016 Middle East Dialogue.

Bipartisan Members of Congress will also attend the briefing and share their views on U.S. Policy towards Iran.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 12th, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm at 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.


SPONSORS: OIAC-US and the Iranian American Communities and NGOs in:  Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (South  North), Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts  MarylandMichigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York  New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania , South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (Houston, Dallas), Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The Organization of Iranian American communities-US (OIAC) is all-volunteer non-profit organization that advocates for a democratic, secular and non-nuclear government in Iran, founded on the respect for human rights, gender equality, religious and ethnic tolerance, as wells as social, economic justice, and security for America. Our goal is to organize Iranian-American communities in the United States to promote these values.




For Immediate Release Contact: Ben Borhani 949-302-7073
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Thousands to Rally Against Hassan Rouhani, to Call for Halt in Executions in Iran and Prosecution of Perpetrators

What: Thousands of Iranian-Americans will hold a major rally outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, to condemn the upcoming visit to the United Nations in New York by the Iranian regime’s President, Hassan Rouhani. They will also call for a halt in the executions in Iran and demand the prosecution of the perpetrators of the killings in Iran.

Why: More than 2,700 have been executed in Iran during Rouhani’s tenure, including dozens of dissidents, women, minors, ethnic and religious minorities.

This year’s rally, sponsored by the Organization of Iranian American Communities – US,, coincides with the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. New evidence implicates regime’s leaders, including current Rouhani cabinet ministers, as key players in the massacre.

Who: Honorable Joe Lieberman, former senator from Connecticut, Pastor Saeed Abedini, recently released from prison in Iran, and Sir Geoffrey Robertson, QC, President of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, are among the speakers.

An elaborate exhibition, depicting the appalling state of human rights in Iran, is planned along with a symbolic enactment of the mass execution of thousands of political prisoners in Iran.

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 10:00 AM
Where: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, United Nations Headquarters, NY
Please visit rally details here NY Rally page