About Sargis Sangari

Lieutenant Colonel Sargis Sangari was born and raised in Rezaiyeh (Urmia), Iran. He immigrated to the United States in 1980 at age ten after the Iranian Revolution. LTC Sangari received a two-year Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship and began his Army service in 1994 after graduating from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, earning a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and receiving a commission in the Infantry.

Ethnic Cleansing in Burma’s Arakan Region: The Chinese Move in and Force Ethnic Minorities Out

By | 2018-02-01T18:12:26+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Articles, Persecution|

By LTC Sargis Sangari and Steven WeingartnerRequest Interviews Here The displacement of ethnic groups for political purposes is nothing new. Seemingly every day we read about groups of refugees fleeing violence and persecution. The Near East Center for Strategic Engagement (NEC-SE) first operationalized mission was to assist Assyrian Christians targeted for ethnic cleansing by Da’esh and other [...]

LTC Sargis Sangari: Sayfullo in Arabic means Sword of Allah… for the Islamic Jihad.

By | 2017-11-01T10:25:40+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Guest Statements, Media Interview Pitches|

"The terror suspect in NY name is Sayfullo Saipov. Sayfullo in Arabic means Sword of Allah... for the Islamic Jihad. The Seyfo Center is named after the sword that was used in WWI by the Turks and Sunni Muslim Kurds to kill 750,000 Assyrians in northern Iraq and Southern Turkey in the first genocide of the 20th century. [...]

News Alert: Assyrian Christians Wounded in Teleskof Market; Another Exodus has begun.

By | 2017-10-24T16:18:08+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Articles, Middle East, Nonprofit|

Available for Interview: LTC Sargis Sangari Assyrian Civilian Christians have been wounded in the fighting between Sunni Muslim Kurds and Shia militias/Iraqi Army forces in the village of Teleskof in the Assyria Nineveh Plain.Request Interviews Here The Assyrian Christians who had started to return to Teleskof after the Mosul fight were greeted by mortar [...]

Barzani’s Doubtful Future by LTC Sargis Sangari

By | 2017-10-23T20:43:05+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Articles, Middle East|

Excerpt: “The KRG parliament will convene tomorrow 24 OCT 2017 to approve a PDK-backed proposal for delaying parliamentary elections for six months. KRG President Masoud Barzani, who heads the PDK Party, may attend the meeting. His opponents in the PUK Party are pushing for a two-year delay. The PUK, which Barzani and his followers are [...]

The Kurdish House of Cards is Falling by LTC Sargis Sangari

By | 2017-10-19T17:17:02+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Articles, Middle East|

Available for Interviews: LTC Sargis Sangari The KRG parliament was scheduled to convene today but multiple problems within its procedural structures forced a change in plans. Kurdish MPs and leaders are now so divided that they want to delay the KRG elections in order to re-establish themselves as a viable entity within the Iraqi governmental [...]

How Barzani Destroyed his Kurdistan by Sargis Sangari

By | 2017-10-17T17:48:26+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Audio Interviews for Download, Middle East|

Excerpts” As of this morning (16 OCT 2017) Kurdish aspirations for statehood in northern Iraq are dead. And KRG president Mahmoud Barzani is to blame.” “Barzani’s refusal to back down on the issue of Kurdish statehood spurred the Government of Iraq (GOI) to take action. Ignoring warnings from Iraqi leaders and the global community, Barzani [...]

UPDATE – Civil War or Peace in Iraq: Barzani’s Choice

By | 2017-10-16T09:18:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Articles, Middle East|

By LTC Sargis Sangari and Steven Weingartner UPDATES TO FOLLOW IN THIS FLUID SITUATION. Latest:  Fighting has broken out between the Kurdish Peshmerga & Iraqi Government forces. They are exchanging artillery and rocket(s) against each others’ positions.Request Interviews with Sargis Sangari Here Jalal Talabani’s (former president of Iraq) family members have an agreement with the Minister of [...]

Iraqi Army moves into Kirkuk # Iraq

By | 2017-10-16T09:17:24+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Middle East|

Available Guests - Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari Iraqi Army has given the Kurds a 24 hour extension. (#Iraq) Request Interviews with Sargis Sangari here. "The deadline for the KRG to give up the areas belonging to the #Iraqi government in Kirkuk ended.  The peshmerga in Kirkuk have gathered in the streets under the leadership of the [...]

Chemical Attack in Syria: Who’s to Blame? by Sargis Sangari

By | 2017-06-29T11:01:04+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Articles, Middle East, Op-Ed, Persecution|

LTC Sangari on 6 APR 17 NEC-SE had posted an article on the Western Free Press asking the question: Chemical Attack in Syria:  Who's to Blame? In the article NEC-SE had stated that '...Maybe others were responsible, a certain group which was not invited to the party but decided to come anyways, using [...]

NEC-SC believes it is high time for the Iraqi government to follow its own constitution and see to their immediate formation

By | 2017-07-26T21:34:30+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Articles, Interviews - TV, Middle East| Guest Sargis Sangari excerpt: “NEC-SE further asks: what is the plan for these indigenous peoples who have, over the last 14 years, experienced an almost 90 percent decline in population under the governance of Shia Arabs and Sunni Muslim Kurds? If their eradication is not the goal, then when will Iraq give Assyrian Christians [...]