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Native Iranian man becomes a U.S. citizen in Tulsa

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 17:07:42-05

TULSA, Okla. — Parsa Hastifar gave us his thoughts on the current conflicts, and why he wanted to become an American Citizen.

He says he's been here for nearly five years.

He came for the religous freedom that isn't available in his country, however, his family is still in Iran.

"They are my people. They are the same as us," Hastifar said. "Just a different place of birth. That's it."

He says, while his native country has a strained relationship with the U.S., he loves Iran.

And he like many other Iranians wish for peace.

"Who likes the war, all the people same," Hastifar said. "What's the meaning of peace, it's not love. Why do they want to war everyone?"

Hastifar says he'll always love Iran, but he's ready to begin his new life here as an American Citizen.

"I am so excited. Little bit nervous, but more than everything I am happy," Hatifar said. "Thankful to the united states. God bless the united states because of freedom."

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