Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي Iranscope's Open Letter to President Trump
Sam Ghandchi
نامه سرگشاده ایرانسکوپ به پرزیدنت ترامپ





Dear President Trump,


I am an Iranian and an American citizen. Next year, it will be half a century since I first came to the U.S. as a student. The Iran's Islamic regime in the last 40 years has tried to send all of us Iranians to heaven without first asking us if we want to go to heaven and they never listen to the Iranian people. Yesterday, Iran's President Rouhani threatened the world to have the Mother of all Wars in our name. I condemn his words. Also in the words of US Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo, you have expressed your wish to see Iran to be a "normal" country, a term once used by President Gorbachev as a wish for Russian people at the end of Cold War (1). I also support this goal but people like me have suggested a different way to help this noble cause for years, a method which avoids sanctions and war between the two countries. It is simple, please just take two minutes and read my suggestion which is attached below and was written several times during Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations, but none of them cared to take the time to read it and thought they already know what is said. Will you listen? Please read the suggestion which is written in one short paragraph below quoted from an article written six months ago:


"Every time the US, Europe or UN want to help Iran's opposition, they levy sanctions on Iran. Following suppression of last month's uprising in Iran, US is doing the same again. Does this kind of international action help Iranians or Iran's opposition? No. Then, how to help? The answer was written 12 years ago in an article entitled "What Can US and EU do for Iran." Allow international companies to work in Iran but levy an extra tax on their Iran-related business, and give the money to an international clearinghouse to support activities that help Iran's opposition. Personally I have founded and been running Iranscope web site for 20 years but was never offered any financial help from the international community. Iranscope's journalistic activity is hard to miss in this world of the Internet, and all the work is fully transparent. The same can be said about many opposition activities which are not supported by the international community. All these are easy to determine by the Internet tools readily available today. Why does the West choose sanctions every time wanting to punish Islamic Republic of Iran, when in reality it is punishing Iranian people and the opposition, whereas instead, it can help Iran's opposition which really needs transparent financial help." (2)


Thank you for your time and attention.


Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,


Sam Ghandchi

July 23, 2018




1. About Mr. Pompeo's Speech in California
درباره سخنرانی آقای پمپئو در کالیفرنیا


2. Instead of Sanctions against Iran; How to Help Opposition
به جای تحریم علیه ایران، چگونه به اپوزیسیون کمک کنیم







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