Washington Free Beacon Quotes FPI Senior Policy Analyst Patrick Christy on Iran

“What we’ve seen so far has definitely fallen short of serious reforms and actions,” said Patrick Christy, senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy Initiative, in an interview. “In some ways it looks like it was just done as a publicity stunt.” ....

Christy told the Washington Free Beacon that the United States should seize the opportunity to bring up human rights any time it sits down with Iran.

“It should gain more prominence just because what has happened on the ground in Iran is so unfortunate—whether it’s religious minorities being persecuted or not allowed to practice or journalists arrested or intimidated just because of what they write or report,” he said.

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