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  • Vice News: The Vice News Guide to the World January 14, 2018
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    “Almost everything that’s happening right now comes in the context of this continuous and very nervous fight about who will be the next Supreme Leader,” said Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council.
  • VOA: Trump Waives Iran Nuclear Sanctions for Last Time January 13, 2018
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    “Those are completely unrealistic and non-starter demands, and Donald Trump knows this very well,” Trita Parsi, President of National Iranian American Council, told VOA. “There is no circumstance Iranians would accept putting permanent restrictions on their program that no other country has on its programs.”
  • Huffington Post: No, The Protests In Iran Are Not Another Green Movement January 4, 2018
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    Without a clear leader, the current demonstrations likely lack the coordination needed to begin a revolution, according to NIAC research director Reza Marashi.
  • Salon: Ban Iranians but Tweet “Support”? January 4, 2018
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    Watch Reza Marashi’s interview regarding the Iran Protests
  • VOA: How Iran Protests Play into Middle East Power Struggles January 3, 2018
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    Mostly peaceful protests could turn into clashes and Iran’s rivals are watching for the prospect of a weakened state, according to Reza Marashi, research director with the National Iranian American Council.
  • Democracy Now: Trump’s Vow to Support Iran Opposition Carries “No Credibility” as Demonstrations Enter Sixth Day January 3, 2018
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    “What is coming up in January is a deadline in which the U.S. is obligated to renew waivers on the sanctions, as long as Iran is living up to its end of the bargain…And with these protests, I believe that Donald Trump has now found a new pretext to do ...
  • Newsweek: What the Iran Protesters Really Want: It Is Not Trump’s ‘Great Support’ January 3, 2018
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    “I think when Trump inserts himself, he is really projecting what the U.S. wants, not really what most of Iranians want,” Jamal Abdi, policy director at the Washington-based National Iranian American Council, told Newsweek.
  • Rolling Stone: Protests Erupt Across Iran: What You Need to Know January 3, 2018
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    “The ability of the United States to do something is very limited. The problems are Iranian, the actors are Iranian, and thus the solutions have to be Iranian,” says Reza Marashi.
  • CNN: Here’s Why the Iran Protests Are Significant January 2, 2018
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    Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, and other experts say endemic economic mismanagement and corruption have left Iranians disenchanted. Government policies have brought about higher unemployment and inflation. And there’s a lack of sturdy international investment, Parsi added. “The nuclear deal is overwhelmingly supported by the Iranian ...
  • MSNBC: Interview with Trita Parsi January 2, 2018
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    MSNBC panel with Trita Parsi and Bill Kristol.
  • The Huffington Post: What’s Behind Iran’s Massive Anti-Government Protests January 2, 2018
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    “The nuclear deal is overwhelmingly supported by the Iranian public, but there was an expectation that much more economic development would come out of it,” Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, told CNN.
  • NPR: Wave of Protests Rock Iran: What’s Next January 2, 2018
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    A spontaneous protest broke out late last week in Mashhad, Iran, a city in the country’s northeast. Though the demonstrations may have been started by hardliners to embarrass President Hassan Rouhani, the protests have struck a chord with Iranians who are frustrated by the weak economy. Protests have since spread ...
  • CNN: Two US presidents on Two Iranian crackdowns January 1, 2018
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    “There are a variety of factors that would have to align in order for protests to become a revolutionary type situation instead of a continuation of the longstanding civil rights movement in Iran,” Marashi said.
  • CNN: Protests Continue For A Third Day in Iran December 30, 2017
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    Reza Marashi, NIAC Research Director, discusses the protests in Iran on CNN.
  • Al Jazeera: Iran Protests Third Day of Anti-Government Rallies December 30, 2017
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    Trita Parsi, founder and president of the Washington, DC-based National Iranian American Council, said: “The fastest way to discredit these legitimate grievances expressed by the Iranian people, is for Trump to throw himself into the mix.”