NEWS ALERT: PDMI Responds to NIAC’s Call!


arash Irandoost
by arash Irandoost
NEWS ALERT: PDMI Responds to NIAC’s Call!

NIAC: Alert: House Foreign Affairs Committee Voting on Indiscriminate Sanctions Tomorrow

PDMI: About Time: House Foreign Affairs Committee voted on more targeted sanctions today

Adbdi: Under current Iran sanctions, if you send money to family in Iran, you could go to jail.

PDMI: Not really, if you send money through registered and legal means, you will not go to jail. (Only unregistered brokers who are sending millions in and out of Iran illegally and we know for waht purpose, go to jail and they should. Besides, do you know of any Iranian who uses ‘brokers’? Most Iranians send money to and from Iran via travelling friends and families. It really beats the Western Union and is free, fast and very very reliable. Your disinformation is for foreign consumption. Under the US laws there are no restrictions as to how much money you can send to and from Iran, as long as you declare it. Nice Try!

If you travel by plane in Iran, you are putting your life at risk—over 1,000 people have died in plan crashes in Iran over the past decade.

PDMI: Abdi jan, that is because, IRI thugs are too busy stealing Iranian oil money and do not spend enough money on infrastructure. True that there are sanctions imposed on plane parts. But most IRI “civilian” airplanes are leased and not purchased. So the older the plane they lease, the cheaper the cost and more the profit for the IRGC fat cats, the mullahs and their offspring. Got it? Besides IRI uses passenger “civilian” planes to smuggle arms to Syria and Lebanon. Do not deny, ask Bob Ney, your convicted congressman. They have been caught doing so!

That’s because the vast majority of sanctions in place against Iran are not targeted at Iran’s rulers but instead broad and indiscriminately aimed at ordinary Iranians and Iranian Americans.

PDMI: Not so fast, if sanctions were not targeted at IRGC (currently on terror list) and the mullahs, you (NIAC) would not bellyache. Since when NIAC has cared for ordinary Iranians? Was it not your boss who asked Congress to cut off the Democracy Funding to the opposition? Was it not Ahmadinejad who said, sanctions do not have any affect on us, bring it on? So who are you to dispute your little big man: Ahmadinejad?

But now Congress and the President are planning to make it even worse. On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will consider new, broad Iran sanctions – H.R.1905, the Iran Threat Reduction Act, that will make sanctions even more indiscriminate. If this bill is not stopped, it could pass the House before the end of the year.

PDMI: Just the opposite and about time! Finally. sanctions are going right after mullahs’ throat and where it hurts. No, no, not there….. their pocket book! However, they are not strict enough. Unlike your propaganda, sanctions are very discriminate this time, and will get more so as the mullahs continue to misbehave. Is the IRGC getting that desperate? Trying to kill a foreign diplomat on American soil, did cross the line, as much as your “Iran Experts-Dirty 3 Dozen” try to hide it. Obama can no longer extend his hand and now the mullahs have pissed off the Saudis as well. What the [....] are IRI ships doing on South American waters? Oh, I forgot carrying opium and arms from Iran and Afghanistan to comrade Hugo and Hezbollah. Got it!

H.R.1905 would make it even more difficult to send money to and from Iran. The bill would revoke the President’s humanitarian waiver for civilian aircraft parts and repairs for Iran. And the measure would make war more likely by making it illegal for U.S. officials to engage their Iranian counterparts.

PDMI: Precisely, strict and discriminate sanctions will prevent your masters from freely funding their terrorist activities and take our oil money out of Iran. As I said, do not worry about us Iranians. We have been able to manage ever since we set foot on the US soil, the land that Trita despises. Amazing how you NIAC ers twist things 180 degrees! Your PR firm has thought you well (did they write this letter or was is Trita under your name? Just curious! Abdi jan, look, the problem is not about ordinary Iranians sending money to and from Iran. You know that and know it well. Just ask Rafsanjani who has been funding you and Hadi joonet. The issue at hand, which has you concerned is the IRGC’s illegal activities and your American big oil sponsors and friends, along with filthy rich Iranian-Americans who are salivating to do lucrative business with Iran. Or, is it because filthy rich regime leaders are afraid that their criminal regime is about to collapse and want to get their money out of Iran and sanctions present a minor inconvenience to them, just a tad? Hey, tell them Canada will take them with open arms!

Supporters of indiscriminate sanctions, like Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), have said, “Critics [of the sanctions] argued that these measures will hurt the Iranian people. Quite frankly, we need to do just that.”

PDMI: I am sure you would want more morons like Jim Moran who are duped by you to act as your stooge. Finally, a couple of brave and ethical politicians with some spine are seeing the real and present threat posed by the mullahs, this time in America. Don’t you wish more politicians had the backbone like the Honorable Brad Sherman, Michael McCaul, Ted Poe and Mark Kirk? We do! Tell Khamenei, you blew it this time, bad bad boy, big mistake!

Meanwhile, the President has promised to dramatically escalate indiscriminate Iran sanctions and his Administration has suggested they will seek indiscriminate sanctions against Iran’s central bank—which would punish ordinary people in Iran, spike gas prices worldwide, and cost jobs in the U.S. Central bank sanctions were implemented in the 1990s against Iraq that failed to change or displace Saddam Hussein’s regime and only contributed to humanitarian suffering until the U.S. ultimately went to war.

While these indiscriminate sanctions proposed by Congress and the President are being sold as an alternative to war, the evidence shows that it is actually these types of sanctions that bring us closer to war.

PDMI: Both banks have been illegally laundering money to support terrorism and bypassing sanctions. Remember Khavari? Have you contacted him for donations now that your sugar-daddy the PARSA Foundation has shut down its doors?

We must tell Congress and the President to stop punishing ordinary people for the actions of the Iranian regime. Iranians and Iranian Americans are being squeezed from both sides—from the repression of the regime and from the indiscriminate sanctions policies of the US. Thirty years of indiscriminate sanctions have taught us that sanctions only empower the oppressors.

PDMI: Dear Abdi, tell Trita not not worry, it is under control, we did! Not using your website though. You lnow Amazon and such! Besides, too risky! We were afraid that you might count us as your members! We just wrote them a letter right before they voted. Would you and Trita like to sign? Just kidding! Did not think so!


Take action to tell Congress and the President: no more indiscriminate sanctions that are hurting ordinary Iranians and Iranian Americans.

PDMI: Take action: Call, email and tell your representative that NIAC does not represent us and the IRGC fat cats and extremist mullahs are clear and present danger and must be stopped and ask them to support the pro-democracy people of Iran!

Take action: stand United against NIAC PARSA Foundation is gone!


Jamal Abdi

NIAC Policy Director


Your Ordinary and  Honest Iranian - American

PDMI-Arash Irandoost


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I disagree with Ramin J. (or, is it w/ myself?)

by MM on

If the alleged accusations of S. Amoei in the article (// are correct, then PDMI has more than 3000 associate members with an average age of ca. 60.

VPK - I think P stands for peepel.  The rest, I leave for imagination.

Safar be-kheyr

Mash Ghasem


by Mash Ghasem on

Me had that question meself. Here's some guess!


People's Democratic Movement of Iran.

Progressive Democrats Moveing Iran!

Platform of Democratic Movers of Iran!

Is PDMI what Hmsadeh Ghadimi means by: "start your own group?"


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

What is PDMI

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Does anyone know what this thing is?


My Apologies then Arash!

by Faramarz on

From now on you are Arash-e-Kamangar!

Anahid Hojjati

Arash, I needed the laugh, thanks

by Anahid Hojjati on

You wrote that MM is in fact Trita Parsi. I had not read something so funny for months on IC. Good one.

arash Irandoost

Dear Ramin J, Karim S. and MM

by arash Irandoost on

In other words, dear Terita,


What if I proved to you that all of the above names are in fact  YOU: Terita (Trita) Parsi?  


IP addresses are wonderfull things and great court documents. Hope you take the hint!

arash Irandoost

Faramarz jan, why?

by arash Irandoost on

 Thank you for the advertisement!

The survey is still active and online.  Anyone can take it.

Get you facts straight please. Out of 1800 particpants,  95% said that NIAC is a lobbyist for IRI and does not represent their interest.

Over 2,000 people have already taken the is online... what more could you ask for?  Take it and express your opinion.



Now I am all Confused!

by Faramarz on

Dear Arash (or Safar),

Three months ago, you had a blog about a survey that you had conducted that showed over 90% of Iranian-Americans were familiar with NIAC and all the good goodies that it does! And when some of the good folks here on this site took you to the task and questioned your polling and sampling techniques you went postal and called us the usual names, you know, MEK supporters, NeoCon, Zionist, settler, etc.

Now it seems like that you have a break up with NIAC. What's going on my friend? Please spill the beans! I have nothing to do tonight and the pizza guy is on his way!

Ramin J

As dishonest as it gets

by Ramin J on

If you are as you say "Ordinary and  Honest Iranian - American", then why do you sign your letter under a false name?

Your real name is not Arash Irandoost. It's Safar Gerabagi. Why dont you sign your letters under your own name, as an honest person?

Why are you not honest about your connection with the Mujahedin? And why are you not honest about the fact that your PDMI only has 2 to 3 members. Your not an organization, you are 3 individuals who write under false names and are connected to the Mujahedin.

Safar - your scam was revealed in an article on Huffington Post. And after that, the anti-NIAC CAuse you had set up on Facebook was CLOSED dwon by Facebook because of your terror connection.

can you be honest about this?