We welcome Secretary Tillerson’s Nowruz greeting and message that we ‘look forward to celebrating this new spring together.’ Our question is: how? Tillerson and the Trump administration’s Muslim ban prevented us from being joined by our Iranian loved ones and friends this Nowruz. It has blocked Iranian students from coming to American universities and prevented Iranian grandparents from meeting their newborn Iranian American grandchildren. In short, it has made this year’s Nowruz celebrations bittersweet. We hope that, in the spirit of the New Year, Tillerson and the Trump administration will rescind the Muslim ban and drop their efforts to contest it in court. Only then can we join together this spring to celebrate the new beginning represented by Nowruz.”
Friday, 21 April 2017
Rex Tillerson barks at Iran
On Tuesday the US secretary of state Rex Tillaeson dropped his dirty Zionist pants. After admitting that Iran is complying with nuclear deal it signed with P5+1 powers – Tillerson accused Iran of still trying to wipe Israel off the map by supporting Syria, Iraq and Hizbullah.
Tillerson in his quarterly report to Congress on Iran’s progress in the nuclear deal said that president Donald Trump has ordered a review of the deal.
Under pressure from the Jewish Lobby controlled Congress – Washington has been dragging its feet to fulfill its obligations under the deal by not lifting economic pressure on its European allies while putting more sanctions against Iran over fabricated accusations.
Past accusations of terrorism sponsorship have drawn stern responses from Tehran. Earlier this month, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi warned US defense secretary Gen. James Mattis against making unwarranted and malicious accusations against Iran.
Tillerson’s accusation are not linked under the deal – and if the US were to reinstate sanctions over Iran’s alleged ties to terrorism, the US would be in violation of the deal.
Should the US break the terms of the agreement, it would upset the other partners of the deal, which was signed in July 2015 – and Iran could consider the move a green light to restart its defense-related nuclear activity.
Rex Tillerson as CEO of ExxonMobil for 40 years and with no political experience like his multi-billionaire real-state boss Donald Trump – represent only the interests of multi-national oil industry.
“From dodging questions about support for critical global institutions and human rights abuses, to denying the threat of climate change, it is clear that Tillerson have not prepared him for the critical role of fostering peace, human dignity, and prosperity in our global neighborhood,” said Global Progressive Hub Co-Director Michelle Dixon in January 2017.
During his Senate confirmation, Tillerson falsely claimed that the Iran nuclear deal doesn’t prevent Iran from buying a nuclear weapon. In fact, the agreement explicitly says that Iran cannot “acquire” nuclear weapons. Further, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Iran has signed, prohibits such activities. He later said he misspoke.
Tillerson who met Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 12, 2017 mentioned Donald Trump administration’s displeasure at Russia-Iran alliance against American interests in the Middle East.
Tillerson also said that he wouldn’t rule out the creation of Muslim registry even though according to FBI report Christians and Jews carried out more terrorist activities than Muslims.
American Jewish investigative journalist, Glenn Greenwald reported on July 9, 2014 that 202 Muslim Americans including five prominent Muslim-Americans whose e-mails were monitored by the FBI and NSA for years for possible anti-state (read anti-Israel) activities.
In March 2017, in response to Tillerson’s message on Iran’s New Year (Nowruz), the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement:
The NIAC, projected as an Iranian lobby by the Zionist propaganda filth, is an anti-Islamic Revolution White House ally. In October 2015, UK’s top Israeli hasbara mouthpiece, Jewish Chronicle, compared NIAC with American Jewish lobby J Street. Its founder-president Dr. Tarita Parsi is a non-Muslim (Zoroastrian). Born in Iran, he was raised and educated in Sweden before immigrating to United States.