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PUBLISHED: 5:42 PM 9 Jan 2020

Dem Hopefuls Host Call Collaborating With Accused Tehran Lobby Group

If ANY republican pulled a stunt like this, many people argue, democrats and the media would be screaming that they were collaborating with enemies of the United States… but when socialists do it, apparently, it’s a good thing?

Many voters are sick and tired of this sort of appeasement strategy. (Source: Warren YouTube Screenshot)

Apparently, hosting a conference call with an American-Iranian advocacy group that has been accused of lobbying for the terror-supporting regime is fine… when democrats do it.

That’s what democrat hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders did last night.

TONIGHT. #NoWarWithIran strategy call w/ @BernieSanders @ewarren @RepBarbaraLee @RepRoKhanna. RSVP now:

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— MoveOn (@MoveOn) January 8, 2020

Along with Democrat Reps. Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee, Sanders and Warren were scheduled to ‘speak’ Wednesday evening with members of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

The group played a central role in what former Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes called the administration’s pro-Iran Deal “echo chamber,” spinning journalists, lawmakers, and citizens.

The Democratic candidates’ willingness to engage with NIAC—a group that aggressively pushed the accord and has strongly advocated against U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic—reflects their desire to see America reenter the nuclear deal, which released up to $150 billion in cash to the regime.

Much of that money has gone to fund Iran’s regional terror operations, including recent attacks on American personnel stationed in the region.

NIAC has deep ties to Iran’s regime, including senior officials like Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif worked closely with NIAC founder Trita Parsi, who, in turn, consulted with the Obama administration.

Parsi lobbied Congress against sanctions on Iran in 2013 and met with Obama administration officials at the White House dozens of times leading up to the nuclear deal’s signing in 2015.

Multiple U.S. officials and senior congressional sources informed the Washington Free Beacon that Parsi helped the White House craft its messaging as it tried to sell the nuclear deal to the public. The NIAC chief met with Rhodes, among other top officials, during multiple visits throughout the Obama era.

Rhodes delivered a keynote speech at the 2016 NIAC leadership conference.

NIAC was ordered to pay more than $180,000 in 2013 to the legal defense fund of Hassan Daioleslam, an Iranian-American writer, after a failed defamation lawsuit. Daioleslam had accused NIAC of failing to disclose its clandestine lobbying efforts to undo sanctions on Tehran, the Free Beacon previously reported.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said Parsi’s work was “not inconsistent with the idea that he was first and foremost an advocate for the regime.”

It seems that the democrat-Iranian axis continues.