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Iranian Americans Gather in Orange County

It happened Sunday January 17th at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Tranquility of a Mideast nation at peace: Iran
Tranquility of a Mideast nation at peace: Iran

(COSTA MESA, Calif.) - As the United States enacts its latest sanctions against Iran, a group of Iranian-Americans gathered in Orange County that will highlight the accomplishments of this unique group.

In a remarkable setting, some of the most accomplished Iranian Americans visited the Orange County Performing Arts Center January 17th, to share their experiences with the next generation.

The Stand With the Iranian People Act (SWIPA) enhances United States sanctions against Iran, "by targeting Iranian governmental officials and prohibiting Federal procurement contracts with persons that provide censorship or surveillance technology to the Government of Iran, while also encouraging humanitarian and people-to-people assistance to the Iranian people."

Many in Iran however, believe that sanctions do not in any way help the people there.

Are the new sanctions simply a way to keep the false information about Iran's nuclear program, erroneous information issued in an ongoing fashion by Israel, in front of the American public?

It seems a fair question.

In this remarkable gathering, some of the most accomplished Iranian Americans visited the Orange County Performing Arts Center January 17th, to share their experiences with the next generation.

The event included former CNN anchor Rudi Bakhtiar and the popular comedian K-Von. They were joined by Reza Badiyi, Legendary Film and Television Director, Asieh Namdar, CNN Anchor and Senior Writer, Judge Ashley Tabaddor, Immigration Judge (In Personal Capacity), Judge Rodin Rooyani, Immigration Judge (In Personal Capacity), Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Former Western Regional Director of Amnesty International, Leila Vaziri, World Record Breaking Swimmer and Shardad Rohani, Composer, Conductor and Performer.

It took place Sunday January 17th at the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.




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