Press Release

Monday, November 18, 2013
The Executive Board of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) held an emergency meeting at the Assyrian Association in Tehran, Iran. The gathering took place from 3 to 6 November 2013.

At the meeting, the AUA Executive Board studied the recent regional developments in the Middle East and discussed reports including security, political and social raging in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria, where the events have negatively affected our people. The Board Members agreed to undertake several initiatives to protect the presence, continuity and survival of our people on their ancestral lands.

The AUA Executive Board also had the opportunity to meet with high-ranking officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran with whom the current conditions of Assyrians in the Middle East were discussed. Hon. Mr. Jahangiri, the first Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Dr. Hussein Amir-Abdollahian, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs participated in these meetings.

The AUA Executive Board extends its appreciation to the Hon. Yonathan Betkolia, AUA Secretary General, for his tireless efforts to organize these important meetings in such a short time.

Executive Board

Assyrian Universal Alliance

Assyrian Universal Alliance