NIAC’s Trita Parsi Slams AIPAC After Garnering Support for Iran Deal


Trita Parsi, the founder and president of pro-Iranian regime lobbyist group NIAC (National Iranian American Council), celebrated the fact that three more liberal, Democratic senators—two of whom are Jewish—threw their support behind President Barack Obama’s fatally flawed nuclear Iran Deal by taking a jab at pro-Israel lobbyist organization AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) over his personal Facebook page:

The defeat and humiliation of AIPAC is now undeniable. They chose war over peace, Netanyahu over Obama and bullying over reason.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on Tuesday gave President Barack Obama the support he needed to prevent a disapproval resolution from emerging from the Senate. Prior to Tuesday, Obama had garnered 38 votes which was enough for him to sustain a veto if a resolution of disapproval were to emerge. With 41 votes, that resolution won’t make a difference.

Also on Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. VA) declared his opposition to the Iran deal.

Parsi has made no secret of his disdain for AIPAC, almost making it his mission to discredit them over their support for the State of Israel. Parsi has openly been referred to as “someone who does a lot of leg-work for the Iranian regime.” Reporter Eli Lake also broke down the close, years-long relationship between Parsi and Iranian Foreign Minister and the regime’s lead nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif. Parsi posted his personal statement in response to his perceived victory over AIPAC on Twitter.

AIPAC serves as the most powerful pro-Israel lobbyist group in the United States and they have vowed to fight tooth and nail to see the defeat of Obama’s nuclear accords with Iran. They have lobbied Congress vigorously to come out against the deal, stating time and again that the Iran deal provides the Islamic Republic with billions of dollars with which they can continue to fund their terrorist proxies and destructive endeavors worldwide. And it allows them to become a full-fledged nuclear power when the deal expires in just 10 years or through cheating—something with which they have a history of familiarity.

On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Iran-backed Houthi terrorists took a number of Americans hostage in the besieged Yemeni nation. Following suit with their Iranian teachers, the Houthis are notorious for employing their slogan, “God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.”

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