This selfie at the White House Nowruz party was taken by NIAC's founder and then tweeted by the Iran lobby organisation's research director, Reza Marashi.
NIAC were behind spreading the lie that US sanctions were responsible for the medicine crisis in Iran. Even though Iran's own Health Minister at the time, who was later dismissed by Ahmadienjad, repeatedly and explicitly said that the medicine crisis was nothing to do with sanctions.
I have written in the past about NIAC and how they tried to cash in on their lie:
Central to Obama's gigantic failures in the Middle East was when he tried to seek moderate Muslim groups and was then badly advised that the Muslim Brotherhood were a moderate Muslim group (probably because they wear ties!)
It seems on Iran, Obama is also wrongly advised as to who is friend and who is foe and he cosies up to people who spread lies about his administration's policies. Well with friends like that who needs enemies?!
No wonder Obama administration's foreign policy is in such a mess.
Throughout the 2009 protests in Iran, the people of Iran chanted "Obama, Are you with them or are you with us?" Well it seems the answer is obvious.