Pourzal is on the board of the United States branch of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran. Since he retired from business in 2001, Pourzal has worked full-time in Washington, DC as an independent researcher and organizer for human rights.
Pourzal visits Iran regularly and has served on the boards of several Iranian-American organizations. He has been interviewed on dozens of well-known broadcasts, including Pacifica Radio, CNN International, Aljazeera, and MSNBC. In 2004, he convinced the Fellowship of Reconciliation to send two goodwill delegations (three dozen American citizens) to Iran. The ground-breaking initiative was widely reported on BBC, CNN, and other world media.
He advocates direct and sustained dialog without pre-conditions between Iran and the United States.