Obama administration citizenship granted to 2,500 Iranians during the nuclear deal: Iran official

Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour claimed that the Obama administration citizenship granted to 2,500 Iranians in the negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal.

The Obama administration citizenship granted to 2,500 Iranians, including the families of the government officials during the negotiations, the Iran nuclear deal, has demanded a high-ranking cleric and member of Parliament.

Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, made who is the Chairman of the Iranian parliamentary nuclear Committee and member of the national security and foreign Affairs Committee, the allegations in an interview with the country’s Etemad newspaper, quoted by the country’s Fars News agency.

He claimed it was a favor for a senior Iranian official, President Hassan Rouhani, and he claims the step triggered a competition among the Iranian officials about whose children would benefit from the scheme.

Several children of current and former Iranian officials in the United States, including Ali Fereydoun, whose father, Hossein Fereydoun (on the left) is the brother and special assistant to President Rouhani (right)


He claimed that the deal was made, during the negotiations for the Joint Comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), which was reached in July 2015. President Trump announced in may that the U.S. would withdraw from the contract.


“If Obama decided during the negotiations on the JCPOA, to do a favor to these men, he granted began to citizenship to 2,500 Iranians and some officials, a competition over whose child could this of 2,500 Iranians,” claimed a part of it.

“If today, these Iranians get deported from America, it will be clear who is complicit and sells the national interest, as he is selling sweets to America.”

The conservative Zolnour, who is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle, added: “It should be stated, exactly, the children, of whom the authorities in the United States and receive citizenship or a residence permit.”


He estimates that between 30 and 60 were studied in the USA, while the rest of them worked in the country “against our national interests.”

Not to mention although Zolnour, each by name during the interview, several children of current and former Iranian officials living in the United States, including Ali Fereydoun, whose father, Hossein Fereydoun, the brother and special assistant to Rouhani; and Fatemeh Ardeshir Larijani, whose father, Ali Larijani speaker of the Parliament.

There is no suggestion that either of these persons, the citizenship, received in the course of the Iranian nuclear deal. It is also unclear whether Zolnour meant citizenship or the green card.

In 2015, 13,114 people who were born in Iran green cards issued, while 13,298 were issued, in the year 2016, according to the Ministry of internal security. In the year 2015, 10,344 Iranians naturalized, with a further 9,507 in 2016.

The question about the clerics claim, a State Department spokesman said: “We’re not going to comment on every statement of an Iranian official.”

Fox News analyst and former Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf doubtful, the Iranian official, the statement was. “That sounds like totally BS,” she said.

The Department of Homeland Security declined to comment. A representative for Obama, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also could not be reached for comment.

The cleric could claim, in the US, fuel to Republican complaints about the concessions made by the Obama administration in this period-including not only sanctions relief, but the $1.7 billion payment, allegedly, with a statutory regulation, the same time as the 2016 release of the American prisoners.

Was Iran he of economic protests in the last few days; a group of protesters chanting at the old Grand Bazaar in Tehran on Monday


And in Iran, but they fuel resentment could be compared to the Tehran elite.

“Many ordinary Iranians are surprised and feel cheated, the children of regime officials live and work in the United States,” Saeed Ghasseminejad, a research fellow at the Foundation for defense of democracies, a Washington-based research institute, told Fox News. “The regime officials chant death to America, but to send their children to the USA, away from the hell that you have created in Iran in the last four decades.”

Ghasseminejad said some Iranians did not understand that for their deportation from America: “Iranians, why the U.S. government is to live the descendants of the regime’s officials in the United States, while the United States has introduced a ban on travel for ordinary Iranian citizens and many Americans are imprisoned in Iran. That is why many Iranians on social media, urging the U.S. government to deport the children of regime officials.”

Iran is one of seven countries in Trump’s travel ban, confirmed last week by the Supreme court.

The country was ravaged by a series of economic protests in the last few days, as the country’s currency, the rial, is down.

Because in the United States deal pulled out of the Iranian nuclear-8. In may, the value of the rial plunged has 90.000 against the US dollar twice in the government, the rate of 42,000 materials for the dollar.

The protests hit Iran’s industrial areas, including the historic Grand Bazaar in Tehran, is home to the conservative merchants of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the overthrow of the Shah.

Rouhani has warned the country that you have been warned after an “economic war” with the United States, but analysts, that the hard-liners are likely to be looking behind the protests, in order to challenge the more moderate President.

Rouhani is under pressure, since the nuclear deal agreed with the Obama administration was torn by trump. As a result, international companies and oil companies are way backed up by billion-dollar deals with the Islamic Republic.

Chris Irvine is a Senior News Editor at Fox News. His Twitter find @chrisirvine86

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