Parsi: Why diplomacy with Iran?

"Pathway to Iran Nuclear Diplomacy in 2012"

Coalition for Peace Action 31st Annual Membership Dinner Held on June 3, 2012 at the Princeton Theological Center in Princeton, New Jersey.


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You and Your Iranian Men!

by Faramarz on

Soosan Khanoom,

Please contact Dr. Holakouee about your Iranian men problem.

Seriously! He should be able to help. But let me give you a head start. Tell me about your relationship with your father!

Whenever I say something about NIAC and Trita I provide my reasons as I have done here. If you read my comment from this morning, you will see my reasoning. He is using fear as a justification to legitimize this Regime. He is also generally wrong about his facts and predictions.

Finally, I don't like people with goatee!


Rahbar Trita served as liaison for IRI's envoy

by AMIR1973 on

Mohammad Javad Zareef and members of Congress. The IRI's position in talks with the West is that sanctions should be removed. That is also Rahbar Trita's position. Presumably, IRI figures that removing sanctions will help the opposition & hurt the regime, which is why it insists on sanctions being removed....

Soosan Khanoom

Tight sanction is the west way of punishing the opposition

by Soosan Khanoom on

So they can get their butt to the streets and overthrow the regime.  You cannot manipulate people this way and call it the will of people.    That is not going to be the will of people .   Tight sanction on a nation is an of act war it just does not kill via bombings but rather via starvation ...   

I know dealing with these mullas is so hard that one just wants to get a stick and hit them in the head.  So I understand your frustration.  

What I do not understand is your position against NIAC.  Accusing someone is very easy but actually charging someone with those accusation is entirely a different thing.    Mr. MEK the " Daee " has done a great job in terms of spreading those accusations.   The question is why genuine people like you would fall for that?   But I am not here to defend NIAC. In these world of illusion aka politics anything is possible.   I think that Parsi has some sort of support but that is not coming from IRI.  For now I see what it is that they are standing for and then I make my decision based on that. I shall never ever sell my soul to any organization and allow them to be my representative. I will make sure first they are saying what I want to hear, if not, then, I will be first in criticizing them.   With NIAC ... so far so good ...  

I understand, Farmarz,  that we may not agree on this  but thanks for the civil discussion.   

and thanks for being a good listener... that is very rare among men ... especially the Iranian men ...

; )



I listened Soosan Khanoom

by Faramarz on



When did I say that bombs will deliver freedom to Iran?

My point all along has been that those who say you either talk to the Regime or a war will be inevitable are a bunch of charlatans who deep down want this Regime to stay in power because they don’t give a damn about the Iranian people, especially the youth, and they want this Regime to be around as a “punch in the face of the US, the west and Israel.”

Let me be clear here.

I support the strong sanctions against this Regime to cut off the flow of money to the Regime Mafia. This will hopefully weaken the Regime and allow the Iranian people to come out on the street and finish the Regime. But if the Regime start killing the people in hundreds and thousands as in Syria, then the international community has the moral obligation to intervene as it did in WW2, Bosnia, first Iraq war, etc.

Are we clear?

Soosan Khanoom

Faramarz listen

by Soosan Khanoom on

Suppose you are right and bombs will deliver freedom.  OK !  

Now listen,

VF in Iran still has many supporters.  The problem is that those who are willing to take to the streets, fight and die are among those who support VF rather than among the opposition who are busy vacationing in Darya Kenar or skiing in Shemshak.   Any war on Iran is not going to bring you an overnight freedom. It is going to be long, bloody and destroying the entire country killing millions.  Unfortunately, that is the case unless Israel Nuke the country in several spots to completely wipe the population out.   Once Iran is completely leveled then it can bring about what you have in mind. Then those of us who had the luxury to watch the whole-deal through our big screen TVs here in the west can then be transported to Iran and being called as the habitant of that land after THE bomb ...... Kind of like those creepy scify movie you watch...  

Still knowing us Iranian as we are ... we will turn that land into another dictatorship in no time !!  


Anonymous Observer

Trita's logic

by Anonymous Observer on

- A couple of thousand homeless, disarmed quinquaginarians in an internment camp in the middle of the Iraqi desert:  should be listed as a terrorist organization, and should also be considered the most serious threat to Iran and Iranians.

The Islamic Republic - The entity responsible to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iranians, including tens of thousands by outright execution, imprisonment and torture of Iranians, assassination of Iranian dissidents abroad, attacking two embassies and taking diplomats hostage for 444 days, supporting terrorist groups around the world: should be engaged and "reasoned with."  

Makes sense I guess... :-)


   The absence of

by vildemose on


 The absence of diplomacy will lead to war and destruction

Wrong. The absence of "diplomacy" at this point will not result in war. It will only result in a faster demise of the IRI from within.

All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir


Who wants the Regime?

by Faramarz on


Iranian people don’t want the Regime.

Iranian-Americans don’t want the Regime.

Americans don’t want the Regime.

The civilized world doesn’t want the Regime.

Then who wants the Regime?

The Regime Mafia wants the Regime.

Russia and China want the Regime.

Trita and NIACis on this site want the Regime.

Hezbollah, Hamas and Assad Regime want the Regime.

The absence of sanctions and strong actions will lead to this Regime staying in power, making life miserable for the Iranian people and an obstacle to peace and prosperity in the region.

iraj khan

Who wants a war?

by iraj khan on

Trita Parsi doesn't want a war,

American people don't want a war,

Iranians don't want a war,

Iranian regime doesn't want a war,


Who wants a war?

The Israelis want a war by manipulating American political system,

they want a war,

the 'Bomb Iran' crowd want a war.

The absence of diplomacy will lead to war and destruction.

Trita Parsi is the voice of sanity in a sea of confusion. 



by Fesenjoon2 on

Why in God's bloody name should there be normalized relations between Iran and US? So that Iran can get a carte blanche in its lashings, political executions, hangings, forced Hijab, etc like Saudi Arabia does?

TP cant even speak Farsi properly. 




Politics is a Strange Game!!

by masoudA on

In a few years TP will have to change his name again.....and this time he will also have to change his face........Iranians will never forget treason artists.  I did not see the whole thing - did they dare to show the crowd of TP supporters? 

Dear Lamfine - what exactly makes TP a true Iranian?  The fact that he left Iran when he was 4, or the notion that he spent all his life in Sweden? or now that he is working hard to become an American?  No dear - this bozo selected to represent Iranian Americans has zero concerns or attachments to Iran or to America.....which makes him a perfect candidate to the Royal Euros who shipped him here.    


Trita is a true Iranian and what he said was logical.

by iamfine on

Trita is a true Iranian and what he said was logical. We all should back him to achieve his goal to establish a normalize relationship between the two countries. With regard to the current Iranian government, it has to go anyway if we don't throw rock on each other and becoming united


One more thing, his voice

by vildemose on

One more thing, his voice is so annyoying.


What Terita does not get

by vildemose on

What Terita does not get is the fact that Washington will not give up anything because they don't have to, period..

What does US have to do to get through Terita that all these so-called talks are kabuki theatre.  Complete lack of understanding of Chicago style political culture. 

THe mullahs have finally met their match in  Chicago style politics.

All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir



by sobh on

It is Interesting to see all the right wing, Iran haters unify
here with their comments without even paying attention to the analysis that Trita
Parsi is presenting. It shows the level of hatred equal only to hizbolahis that
I've seen before and after the revolution, where they were disturbing any
gatherings and meetings especially in front of Tehran University while chanting
"hez faghat hezbolah, rahbar faghat ruholah".

I’m not a NIAC member, but as time goes and I pay more and more attention to the
both sides and their actions, I see that NIAC has done much more for the
Iranian-American community than all the MEK cult members and Shaholahis and the
rest combined.



At the risk of getting the wrath of anti-Titra folks….

by Bavafa on

And focusing on the content, I agree with much of what he said if not all. 

For the impasse between IRI and the West, I see two approaches:


  •       Negotiation with intention to resolve the difference
  •       military conflict (I see the type of sanction that has been imposed on Gaza and being prescribed by the Israelis and their supporters) only as a precursor to war.


Furthermore I don’t see any of this sanction to be for and to the benefit of Iranian PEOPLE.  The West and its allies will gain much of Iranian people’s support if they make human rights violation the center piece of their conflict with IRI.  Sadly, such thing will never happen and Iranians ought to take charge of their own destiny.


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 


Soosan Khanoom

I think she is Beheshteh Farshneshani,

by Soosan Khanoom on

but thank you I'm very flattered....    lol

By the way, thanks for making me watch the entire thing....   Unlike some of you here actually Parsi makes sense..  

: ) 


Darius Kadivar

vildemose jan blame that on his Fundraising nights in Oman

by Darius Kadivar on


Is that Soosan Khanoom there?

by Faramarz on



Soosan Khanoom,

Is that you in the beginning of the clip? You said that you would be attending the meeting.

I think that I saw Bahmani too!


not trita joon's fault realy.

by mousa67 on

the poor guy does not get invited to important meetings where decisions are made about iran's future. otherwise he'd know that time for "diplomacy" with islamic regime is well over.

but given the ambitios, career minded kind of guy he is, i'm sure he will change his tune dramaticaly after the regime change in tehran. he might even become the first post islamic regime iranian ambassador to israel. LOL


I'd like to send a copy of

by vildemose on

I'd like to send a copy of soroush's invitation to murder of infidels to this theological school...How about it Terita? Would you be willing to read it outloud next time you are invited over "dinner"??


All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir


Wow, he is starting to

by vildemose on

Wow, he is starting to look like a Saudi sheikh...


All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir

Darius Kadivar

Hey Trita Your Swedish am I Right ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Darius Kadivar

Nagoftam ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Trita Counted on Sarkozy's Departure:


LONELY ARE THE BRAVE: A Tribute To French President Nicholas Sarkozy 



So as to use the New French Administration as intermediaries in a bid to push Obama to ultimately break a deal with the Mullahs ... 


Ex French socialist PM "private" Tehran visit Embarrasses Newly Elected Hollande



FRENCH MISTAKE: Newly Elected French President Visits the YOU ESS OV A ;0) 


Don't tell me I didn't warn you ! 

Dr. Mohandes

faramarz Marhaba...

by Dr. Mohandes on

Trita joon last night confided in me and broke down saying that he is so used to see you commenting on his comments on the comments of the chief big dude over here and how things need to be done in certain way to make his bosses happy ...!!?? what was i saying? LOL... oh yeah, that he just can not bear the pain of it!

I know lots of people here on IC that also respond to a lots of Pressure...:)) but you have to cover your ears or you will risk of becoming hearing impaired! It is a Pressure on Pressure kind of situation thingy!



Educating tRita!

by Faramarz on



Trita at Princeton Theological Center!

Let's see, the next stop is Omaha Lions Club over Sunday night roast beef dinner!

So the best line that Trita can come up with is, “deal with the Regime or the price of gas will go up.”

OK Trita, OPEC has already stepped up the production. Iraqi oil is coming to the market and the oil future is at $90 per barrel or less which is in sharp contrast to your $250/barrel prediction.

Also, despite what you say, this Regime only responds to lots of pressure and that’s the reason that they will compromise more in Moscow. But all that they will get is a few spare parts for Boeing aircrafts.

Give it up my friend; “Resistance is Futile!”



NIAC lobby lifetime president

by Fred on

The lifetime president of the NIAC lobby is on the record being against sanctions, it is sanctions that brought the messianic Islamist Rapists to the meetings.

The lifetime president of the NIAC lobby has to say when and where he will see fit to blame the messianic Islamist Rapists for the stalemate.

Blaming the weaponized nuke program of the messianic Islamist Rapits on the US is a good one by the lifetime president of the NIAC lobby.

Pushing the 20% line of the Islamist Rapists is no surprise, that is what NIAC lobby is all about, pushing their line.