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    The recent appointment of Iranian-American Sahar Nowrouzzadeh as Persian spokesperson for the US Department of State is likely to help improve the dialogue between Washington and Tehran.

    Nowrouzzadeh, who was born in Iran and moved with her family to the US as a child, is well known for her public activity aimed at improving relations between the United States and Iran. Her appointment may be considered a good sign for those who hope the two countries will forge closer ties.

    ​Nevertheless, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Iran Press, Emad Abshenass, told Sputnik that it is still too early to speak about an Iranian lobby of any kind being established in the US establishment.

    "It’s no secret that Iranians would like to follow the example of certain countries and establish an influential lobby in the upper echelons of the United States. However, the Israeli and Saudi lobbies already hold sway in the American establishment, and they won’t allow Iran to gain a foothold there," he explained.

    At the same time, he pointed out, Nowrouzzadeh is a capable diplomat who appears genuinely interested in improving relations between Iran and the US, and who, despite growing up in America, never lost touch with her ancestral homeland where she was born.

    "Ever since she started working in the State Department, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, who is also a member of the National Iranian American Council, has done everything to help improve relations between the US and Iran. Thanks to her activities, she's become a popular figure in the US. Her diplomatic and negotiating skills also helped her become a member of the US team participating in the negotiations regarding the Iranian nuclear program. The talks between Sahar and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, Hossein Fereydoun, helped clear a number of contradictions and allowed the entire endeavor to succeed," Abshenass said.

    All in all, he remarked, Nowrouzzadeh's new post may not exactly mark the creation of Iranian lobby in the US, but it will definitely help improve relations between the two countries.

    "Now that Nowrouzzadeh occupies such a high position, Iran will be granted a greater opportunity to influence US politics. While it’s still too early to talk about an Iranian lobby (at this point one can only imagine how to lay foundations for it) it will be much easier now for Tehran and Washington to engage in meaningful dialogue," Abshenass surmised.

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    • avatar
      elsa.zardini
      This article is a nice tale for my little grandsons. They will love it. You know, Cinderella style.
    • avatar
      goldcamshaft
      This is a red herring drawn across the winding trail of espionage and spying modulated with a tint of "one of your own" and tempered with a devilish smile and handshake.
    • avatar
      michael
      but she will still be following usg agenda.
    • avatar
      justnfree
      And that's supposed to make Iranian more hopeful?!
    • avatar
      bluesky
      A very bright ,intelligent and very pretty lady .My best regards to her and Iran. Hopefully a good relationship can be established between Iran and the West . In the end we are all brothers and sisters .Peace.
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      dewatergeus
      A new Tokyo Rose? A Hanoi beauty?
      I'd say, an american cowgirl?
      Oh yes, indeed.
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