Publications

  • My friend, Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, was recently arrested in Iran. When his home was raided, Jason's Iranian wife and two other dual nationals were also taken into custody. Fast forward one week, and four unknowns increasingly frighten Jason's friends and family: his whereabouts; the charges against him; who exactly… Read More »
  • NIAC Statement on Detention of Iranian-American Journalist

    NIAC Statement on Detention of Iranian-American Journalist

              The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement regarding the reported detention of Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian: We are deeply concerned by the detention of journalists Jason Rezaian, his wife, and two others in Iran. NIAC reiterates its call for Iranian authorities to… Read More »
  • Peace Has No Price Tag

    Peace Has No Price Tag

    Only moments after Zarif and Kerry reached a deal to extend diplomacy, hawks nationwide launched the next phase of their campaign to destroy hopes for diplomacy altogether.  Five thousand supporters of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – a hardline, evangelical group whose leader, Pastor John Hagee, has called for pre-emptive military strikes… Read More »
  • Why “Seal the Deal” Is Personal for Me

    Why “Seal the Deal” Is Personal for Me

    . The outcome of the Iran nuclear talks is profoundly personal for me. Not only do I feel strong ties to the US, where I was born and raised, and Iran, the country of my ancestors – but my own family is suffering the crippling effect of Iran sanctions. One… Read More »

niac in the news

  •  Wendy Sherman: "Yes, it [Iran's sanctions] is costly to America; it's costly to Europe. It's costly to China, to Russia, to Asia, to Africa, to everybody."  Read More »
  • The Washington Post: World powers agree to extend talks with Iran

    The Washington Post: World powers agree to extend talks with Iran

    Analysts agree that there is an unprecedented show of will from both sides to complete a deal. “Secretary Kerry was here for three days; Zarif has been here for two weeks. Progress is happening,” said Reza Marashi, research director of the National Iranian American Council. Read More »
  • The Dish: The Heavy Cost Of Iranian Sanctions

    The Dish: The Heavy Cost Of Iranian Sanctions

    A new study published this week by the National Iranian American Council argues that the various trade sanctions the United States has maintained on Iran for more than a decade actually hurts the American economy.  // Read More »
  • Mardom TV: Interview with NIAC Outreach Director Yasmin Radjy

    Mardom TV: Interview with NIAC Outreach Director Yasmin Radjy

     "[A] lot of [Members of Congress] are on our side. They just cannot act on our side until they hear from more people. So we are trying to get them to hear from more of our community." Read More »