“For over a decade, Kaveh Afrasiabi pitched himself to Congress, journalists, and the American public as a neutral and objective expert on Iran”
According to this report, he studied under the supervision of the left-wing historian Howard Zinn. What a shock.
The College Fix reports:
Former Boston U. professor arrested, charged with serving as a secret agent for the Iranian government
A former Boston University professor has been arrested and charged with “acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
“For over a decade, Kaveh Afrasiabi pitched himself to Congress, journalists, and the American public as a neutral and objective expert on Iran,” said John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, in a statement following the arrest.
“However, all the while, Afrasiabi was actually a secret employee of the Government of Iran and the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations (IMUN) who was being paid to spread their propaganda,” Demers said, adding, “In doing so, he intentionally avoided registering with the Department of Justice as the Foreign Agents Registration Act required.”
“We now begin to hold him responsible for those deeds,” said Demers.
According to the DOJ, Afrasiabi emailed Iran’s Foreign Minister and Permanent Representative to the United Nations last year with advice for “retaliation” for the U.S. military airstrike that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.
In his email, Afrasiabi suggested Iran “end all inspections and end all information on Iran’s nuclear activities pending a [United Nations Security Council] condemnation of [the United States’] illegal crime.”
He claimed that such a move would “strike fear in the heart of [the] enemy.”
According to the complaint, Afrasiabi is a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a lawful permanent resident of the United States. For years, he has portrayed himself as an expert on U.S.-Iran relations on American television shows, while publishing books and academic articles. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University, having completed a thesis titled “State and Populism in Iran” under the supervision of famed historian Howard Zinn.
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