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Sam GhandchiStop US Support of Iran's Separatists

Sam Ghandchi



Persian Text متن فارسی



Dear Friends in Iran's pro-democracy movement,


I have written extensively in Persian and English about separatism in Iran:




In another article in Persian I have explained in details why separatism is the enemy of democracy in Iran and should be condemned:




Personally I reject ethnic federalism as a reactionary roadmap towards breakup of Iran but support provincial federalism because I see the latter to be useful for the growth of democracy in Iran:




But the separatist cults' issue is not democracy and democratic administration of Iran. They want to separate a piece of Iran in Azerbajian, Kurdistan, Khouzestan, Baluchestan or even Mazandaran or Glian by foreign help. These cults have no support among the Iranian people, and for receiving foreign assistance, they rely on the support of US neocons.


It is time to send an open letter to President Obama to request that the U.S. stop all assistance to Iran's separatists and to indicate that the separatist cults have no relation to Iran's pro-democracy movement and their activities are against the growth of democracy in Iran.


Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,


Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher



March 1, 2013