ICBPS- Ellie Geranmayeh, who graduated in Law from the University of Cambridge, UK, and in Laws from the University of Virginia, is a senior policy fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She focuses on European foreign policy in the Middle East, particularly Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.
As a senior lobby advisor, Geranmayeh closely followed and advised on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and world powers from 2013-2015.
Ellie Granmayeh is one of the most critical pawns of Tehran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Islamic Republic’s lobbies. Geranmayeh consults based on her experience in Middle East politics as she plays a crucial role in the decisions made by the officials of the Islamic Republic and Zarif.
Granmayeh has a good relationship with some officials of Arab countries (especially Saudi Arabia), which is very important for the Islamic Republic.
The role of individuals like Ellie Granmayeh behind the scene of the Islamic Republic’s lobbies is the advantage of Mohammad Javad Zarif, although other Tehran’s lobbyists such as Rouzbeh Parsi, Trita Parsi’s brother, also advise Zarif on how to express demands, deal with global powers and being interviewed by mass media.
Iranian-born immigrant Rouzbeh Parsi moved to Sweden along with his brother Trita and their father when they were children.
Rouzbeh Parsi, who wrote his Ph.D. thesis about modernity, nationalism, and gender in Iran between the two world wars, is one of the masterminds of NIAC.
During the Iran Deal negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the US-led 5+1 (China, Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.) Trita Parsi, Rouzbeh Parsi, and Ellie Granmayeh consulted and assisted Zarif greatly in drafting the JCPOA.
Trita Parsi, Rouzbeh Parsi, and Ellie Granmayeh have played a key role in Middle East politics.
The lobbying system of the Islamic Republic is much larger than a few-member of groups. It includes more than ten thousand people directly and indirectly, officially and unofficially around the globe work to spread the malicious Tehran ideology and keep westerners in the dark on what the Islamic Republic does.
Ellie Granmayeh has experience in weapons, nuclear talk, and biological changes since terrorism and militants emerged in the Middle East. She also consults the EU on the issue of ISIS and the problems in Yemen and Libya.
She has written numerous articles and interviewed as a commentator in the most influential publications globally (Foreign Policy, Guardian, Politico, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times). This is a significant advantage for Iran Lobby NIAC and the Quincy Institute.
Ellie Granmayeh is a Senior Policy Officer for the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She focuses on European foreign policy in the Middle East, particularly on Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. By her one-sided news coverage and biased reports, she plays her role in coverage of the influence of the Islamic Republic in the region.
Ellie is more active in Europe, and her influence in the EU has been a strength for the Islamic Republic’s lobby. She also comments on US policy with the support of NIAC in the United States is behind the scenes of Islamic Republic: Wilson Institute and the Atlantic Council also comment on the United States Policies.
The presence of people like Ellie Granmayeh in the UK and Rouzbeh Parsi in Sweden, who have been and continuously influential in the European Union, will naturally change the views of European officials about the Islamic Republic. It certainly does not mean that Iran Lobby’s activities end only in the presence of Rouzbeh and Ellie, but both of them are authoritative characters and have a vital role in the issue.
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