Amir Abbas Fakhravar

Joined: May 7 2006, 11:31 PM

Dec 12 2006, 10:12 AM #1

Has Washington Found its Iranian Chalabi: Introducing the talented Mr. Fakhravar
By Laura Rozen
October 6, 2006

This past summer, an op-ed appeared in the Washington Post under the byline of Richard Perle, the influential former Pentagon adviser who was a chief booster of Ahmed Chalabi in the run-up to the war in Iraq. As he had prior to the invasion of Iraq, Perle urged the Bush administration to shun appeasement and take an uncompromising stand toward Tehran; as with Iraq, he argued that a hard line was critical to help the population overthrow a brutal regime. And once again, Perle had an exile leader he wanted America to know about: Amir Abbas Fakhravar, “an Iranian dissident student leader who escaped first from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, then, after months in hiding, from Iran.”

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