Organization of Iranian American Communities
1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1025, Washington, DC 20006
WASHINGTON DC, August 1, 2019 – Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) commends the United States Government for imposing sanctions on the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. In our view, this is the right, moral, and long overdue step and will undoubtedly empower the people of Iran in their quest for democracy and freedom.
As Secretary Mnuchin declared, “the Iranian regime denies Iranian citizens’ access to social media”, yet Zarif “spreads the regime’s propaganda and disinformation around the world through these mediums.” We concur with U.S. policy that the broader campaign of maximum pressure continues to be an effective option in dealing with this rouge and terrorist regime. Such designation must now be extended to Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
Furthermore, the Treasury’s order where it explicitly calls for “persons that engage in certain transactions with the individual designated today may themselves, be exposed to designation,” serves as a warning to regime’s proxies and “apologists” in US and elsewhere.
Over the last several weeks, the world community has witnessed the outpour by tens of thousands of the Iranian diaspora in Brussels, Washington DC, Berlin, Stockholm, and London declaring solidarity with the nationwide uprising and ongoing protests in Iran. Iranians at home and abroad are calling for democratic regime change in Iran and expressing support for the Iranian Resistance and Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan for a free Iran. Convergence of all these efforts offers a realistic and tangible path for a democratic Iran.
Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC)