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One Iranian-American in Northern Virginia is keeping a close eye on his home country while trying to bring Iranians closer together right here.

Khash Montazami was born in Iran -- but hasn't been back in 30 years. He says among Iranians in the U.S. there's fear that Egypt's transformation could end with extremists in control.

"My Egyptian friends say, 'No. Impossible...It will never happen.' But those are the same identical words that I heard 32 years ago as a child, and it happened," he says.

Montazami leads a group working to build an Iranian-American community center in Northern Virginia, but he says he hopes to return to Iran sometime soon.

"The freedom to travel back and forth, like the Greeks, like the Turks, like the Lebanese, that's what's important to me," he says.

Montazami says many have stayed away in economic protest of the current regime.

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