A senior cleric within Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle claims most are now working against the regime.
According to an Iranian official during negotiations on the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal, the Obama administration granted immediate U.S. citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including family members of high-ranking government officials.
Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, a senior cleric, chairman of Iran’s parliamentary nuclear committee, and member of the national security and foreign affairs committee, told the Etemad newspaper about the deal in an interview last week. The move, he claimed was a “sweetener” meant to gain favor from senior officials working for President Hassan Rouhani.
According to the interview, as described by the state-run Fars News Agency, the deal led to disagreements among senior Iranian officials—who frequently led “Death to America” chants in public—over whose children would be allowed to come to the U.S. Zolnour, a member of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle, added:
“If today these Iranians get deported from America, it will become clear who is complicit and sells the national interest like he is selling candies to America. It should be stated exactly which children of which authorities live in the United States and have received citizenship or residency.”
Full article: Claim: Obama Admin. Granted Citizenship to 2,500 Iranians (TruNews)