Last week, I wrote about the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and called it a de facto lobby for Iran, intent on influencing legislation and placing its supporters in key positions of power in Washington. I pointed out that the new Iran Man in the State Department, John Limbert, serves on the NIAC's Advisory Council
The Washington Times's Eli Lake, a superb journalist, follows up with a blockbuster exposé of the group. Among new revelations provided by Lake is this nugget about Limbert:
Mr. Limbert declined to comment, citing his new position, but has appeared at NIAC conferences in the past and expressed admiration for the organization and for its charismatic leader, Trita Parsi.
There is scads of evidence, produced via a defamation suit, that are strongly supportive of the position that many take: the NIAC is an undeclared lobby for the mullahs. Furthermore, their activities may be illegal. Well worth reading regarding how our policies are being influenced by this shady group.
Further superb commentary and a summary of Lake's article is courtesy of the well-regarded Michael Goldfarb at the Campaign Standard.