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June 4, 2015

The Washington Times: ‘Virtual U.S. Embassy Tehran’ Helps U.S. Connect with Iranians on Facebook

“Having the virtual embassy in place, I think, serves as a foundation from which more positive momentum and potentially an interest section, or a consulate or an embassy in the future — later on down the line after a potential deal is reached, for instance — could grow,” said Reza Marashi, the director of research at the National Iranian American Council. “As the old adage goes, you’ve got crawl before you walk and I think the virtual embassy is a good example of that,” said Mr. Marashi, who spent four years working in the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs.

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