Refocusing Washington’s Policy Lens on Iran

By Ali Safavi, Member of Iran’s Parliament in Exile;
President of the Near East Policy Research

On a chilly October day in 1981, after returning home from the University of Michigan campus, I answered a phone call. On the other side of the line was my step mother from Iran. She rarely called those days because of the reign of terror imposed by the regime some five months earlier. In tears, she gave me the distressing news. My older brother, Hossein, had been executed a week earlier… Read More