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After marriage to an Iranian lady in Tehran, Iran in 1968, I returned to Tehran in the summer of 1970 to work at the American Embassy. After earning an MBA from Harvard Business School, I remained at Harvard University for another year to study the Persian (Farsi) language. In the early 1970's, Singer Sewing Machine Company sent me on assignments in the Middle East and North Africa, including assignments in Tehran, Iran.

From 1994 to 1996, I was a professor at Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman. This gave me an opportunity to present papers at academic conferences in the United Arab Emirates and in Turkey. Also, I was able to speak to audiences in Iran and to teach English in Iran during vacations to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1995 and 1996.

My wife makes frequent trips to the Islamic Republic of Iran. In our home in California, we have an international satellite dish providing access to television stations from a large number of countries in the world, including approximately 40 Persian (Farsi) language stations.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Tancredo's Armenian Genocide Denial Congressman Tom Tancredo (Republican presidential candidate) has withdrawn his name as a co-sponsor of an Armenian Genocide resolution. All political candidates should have to answer questions about their position on genocide and on terrorist organizations.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 24, 2007
Iran Policy Committee: Lobbyists for the Rajavi Cult? The Iran Policy Committee promotes the totalitarian takeover of Iran by the Iranian MEK (Rajavi Cult or Pol Pot of Iran), a terrorist organization on the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. While claiming to be a public charity (Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) organization), the Iran Policy Committee has not made required Form 990 disclosures of its finances.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 26, 2007
Neoconservative and Rajavi Cult Lies For more than a decade, the neoconservatives and the Rajavi Cult (MEK, MKO, PMOI, Pol Pot of Iran, NCRI) have been very successful in publishing lies and disinformation in the major American media. Americans who focus upon Web sites permitting comments will be able to refute the lies.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 25, 2007
Can the Rajavi Cult Dupe Progressives? With the help of the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites), America's terrorist enemies have duped many Democratic and Republican members of Congress. Now, their supporters are attempting to dupe progressives with this article. Detente or Appeasement? by Jubin Afshar Jubin Afshar, is Director of the Near East Project at Near East Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 15, 2007
Voice of America Promotes America's Terrorist Enemies The Voice of America's Persian language service is promoting the lies and disinformation of a terrorist organization on the Department of State's list of terrorists. The MEK (Rajavi Cult or Pol Pot of Iran) has murdered American military officers, Rockwell International employees, and large numbers of Iranian and Iraqi civilians.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 15, 2006
Jeane Kirkpatrick: America Cannot Impose Democracy Following the death of Jeane Kirkpatrick, some authors have suggested that her views support endless American wars and imposing democracy. Her views in a neoconservative magazine and at a symposium on socialism do not support these suggestions.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 21, 2006
For Fundamentalists and the Hard Right, It's 'Spiritual Restoration' Month Why have Ted Haggard, Tom Tancredo, David Horowitz and others been talking about "spiritual restoration"?
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 3, 2006
Many Roads to Serfdom a response to Julian Edney's article "The Libertarian Threat",