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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.

Todays Iraqi COR Decision: A Harbinger of An “Iraqi” Civil War by LT Col Sargis Sangari

By | 2018-06-06T17:03:58+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Guest Statements, Middle East|

View this email in your browser Expert Guest Avail: Lt. Col (R) Sargis Sangari  Todays Iraqi COR Decision: A Harbinger of An “Iraqi” Civil War June 6, 2018 | Near East Center | Lt Col (R) Sargis Sangari In the Iraqi parliamentary elections held on 12 MAY 18, 250 of 328 sitting members of parliament [...]

Implications to Israeli Security as Iran Deal Decision Looms

By | 2018-05-08T14:06:19+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Interviews - TV, Israel, Middle East, News, Politics|

By LTC Sargis Sangari The Iranian nuclear deal must be seen from multiple perspectives: military, economic, political, and social. Starting from the political perspective: The POTUS says that we do not want this deal because it is not fair. But the I-5 approved it, and even before its due date President Trump has chosen to [...]

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 [...]