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Biden hires pro-Iran advisor for State Department 

Biden hires pro-Iran advisor for State Department 
posted onMarch 17, 2021

Iranian dissidents are condemning a Biden State Department hire they claim is an Iranian regime sympathizer and an advocator for the Islamic regime. 

The Joe Biden administration recently hired Ariane Tabatabai, a pro-Iranian Regime advocate to serve a senior adviser in the Office of the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. 

Tabatabai’s father, Javad, is a senior faculty member at the state-controlled University of Tehran and is allegedly part of President Hassan Rouhani's inner circle. 

In several speeches, Tabatabai downplayed the significance of growing anti-regime protests in Iran, calling it a ‘joke.” 

In a piece for Foreign Affairs in December 2020, she argued that the United States must acknowledge Iran's presence in Syria and treat its support for militants there as legitimate.