Homayoun Sameyah (Siamak) Morsadegh...manipulated
The leader of Tehran's Jewish community and Iran's sole Jewish parliamentarian has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to take advantage of the "unrepeatable" opportunity to repair relations with Iran, AFP (republished in Haaretz) reported on Monday. Here is a heart-rending example of 'dhimmitude' and the manipulation of Iranian Jews by the regime for its political ends. Homayoun Sameyah Morsadegh was made to accompany President Rouhani to New York last month.
Update: Tehran is not pressuring the Iranian Jewish community to take part in
its so-called "charm offensive," a former Israeli diplomat to Tehran
told The Jerusalem Post.
the U.S. and the international community do not make the best of this
golden and perhaps unrepeatable opportunity, then it will be in the
benefit of those who are against the normalization of ties between Iran
and the U.S.," wrote Homayoun Sameyah, according to AFP, in an open
letter addressed to Obama.
the letter Sameyah also described in a positive light the condition of
the Jewish community in Iran, AFP reported. "We, the Iranian Jews, as an
Iranian religious minority, participated in the elections and elected
our popular president freely."
The Jewish community, he said, in a rebuttal of Netanyahu's remarks to the Iranian public, is free to "[wear] jeans and [listen] to music."
In September, the Iranian Jewish community in the U.S. declined an official invitation to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rohani during his visit to New York.
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