BOOK: Nowruz 2016 with the Iranian Resistance
This book describes Iranian New Year, Nowruz celebrations at the Washington office of Iran’s parliament-in-exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The yearly event marks the beginning of spring.
Among the speakers who have attended the NCRIUS Nowruz celebrations are Governor Tom Ridge, the first Homeland Security Secretary; the former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton; Robert G. Joseph, former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Philip J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., former Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, Ambassador Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, Brig. Gen. (ret.) David D. Phillips, former chief of military police; John R. Sano, Former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service; Former National Security Council senior staff, Professor Raymond Tanter; Bruce McColm, former Executive Director of the Freedom House, ambassadors and officials of various embassies in Washington, DC, as well as senior members of the Iranian Resistance.
This book also discusses the very rich culture and the traditions associated with Nowruz for centuries.