Organization of Iranian American Communities

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Organization of Iranian American Communities
Organization of Iranian American Communities logo.jpg
AbbreviationOIAC
Formation2012; 7 years ago (2012)
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
Political Director
Majid Sadeghpour
Websitewww.oiac.org

The Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) is an organization in the United States.[1]

The OIAC is allied with the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, or the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which advocates the overthrow of the government of Iran.[2][3][4] The OIAC has been described as a front group for the MEK.[5][6]

The OIAC regularly organizes events in the United States that feature MEK leader Maryam Rajavi.[7][8][9]

History[edit]

The OIAC was founded in 2012 with its present headquarters located in Washington, D.C., United States but it has been working as Iranian American Communities-US since 1997.[10][unreliable source] Majid Sadeghpour[11] is currently the Political Director of the organization.[12]

OIAC organizes Iranian-American communities in the United States with aim of "promoting democratic values".[13]

The OIAC regularly organizes diverse gatherings of Iranian Americans to promote[14] the community's social, political, and cultural[15] prospective, attended by[16] prominent U.S. Government Officials. These efforts are grounded in the fact that they should echo the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people. Accordingly, OIAC and its events have been targeted[17] by Iranian regime and its terrorist proxies[18]. OIAC holds yearly protests outside the United Nations building against Iranian Presidents[19] and at times outside the White House "in solidarity with protesters in Iran".[20][21]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "OIAC".
  2. ^ Lipin, Michael (17 March 2018). "US Senators Pledge Help to Iranian Group Seeking End to Iran's Islamist Rule". VOA. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ Gharib, Ali; Clifton, Eli (26 February 2015). "Long March of the Yellow Jackets: How a One-Time Terrorist Group Prevailed on Capitol Hill". The Intercept. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ Ackerman, Spencer (19 September 2018). "Giuliani to Speak Beside Leader of Accused Iranian 'Cult'". Daily Beast. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ Marshall, John (5 May 2018). "Where's Rudy Getting the Money?". Talking Points Memo. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ Clifton, Eli (6 May 2015). "Tom Cotton Allies Himself with the MEK". LobeLog. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  7. ^ PMOI/MEK (22 September 2018). "Iranians in New York voice their support for regime change in Iran". People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  8. ^ PMOI/MEK (5 May 2018). "Iran Freedom Convention in Washingon". People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  9. ^ PMOI/MEK (20 March 2018). "Two U.S. senators support for regime change in Iran". People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Archived from the original on 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Organization Of Iranian American Communities Oiac Inc in W Sacramento, California (CA)". nonprofitfacts.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  11. ^ Sadeghpour, Majid. "Majid Sadeghpour column: Iranian protests and the U.S. role". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  12. ^ "Iran is at the heart of radical Islam". thehill.com. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC)". eventbrite.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  14. ^ "OIAC on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  15. ^ "2017 OIAC Persian New Year Celebration - United States Senate" (PDF).
  16. ^ OIAC (2017-03-17), Sen. John McCain Speaks at OIAC Senate Nowruz & Iran Human Rights and Democracy Briefing., retrieved 2018-11-28
  17. ^ "U.S. court detains Calif. man charged with serving as agent of Iran, surveilling Americans". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  18. ^ Lipin, Michael. "US Judge Denies Bond to Iranian Man Accused of Spying for Tehran". VOA. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  19. ^ Protesters Rally Against Iranian President at United Nations by REBECCA GIBIAN, Associated Press; 20 September 2017
  20. ^ Demonstrators gather at White House to support Iranian ‘liberty, democracy’; By Dick Uliano, WTOP-FM, 6 January 2018
  21. ^ The Organization of Iranian American Communities holds a demonstration across from the White House in solidarity with protesters in Iran, Washington, Jan. 6, 2018

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