Publications

  • Meet My Friend Imprisoned in Iran

    Meet My Friend Imprisoned in Iran

    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

  • CNN: Amanpour Asks Undersecretary Sherman About NIAC Report

    CNN: Amanpour Asks Undersecretary Sherman About NIAC Report

    AMANPOUR: "A recent study has shown that conservatively perhaps in the last 10 or so years, the United States has lost hundreds of billions of dollars in exports and business to the United States plus tens of thousands of potential jobs that that would have produced." ... SHERMAN: "Yes, it… Read More »
  • SF Gate: Journalist detained in Iran Has Deep Ties to Bay Area

    SF Gate: Journalist detained in Iran Has Deep Ties to Bay Area

    A friend, Reza Marashi, who directs research for the National Iranian American Council in Washington, D.C., praised Rezaian's writing. He said it offered a fresh, multifaceted perspective on a nation that is sometimes pigeonholed as a U.S. antagonist dabbling with nuclear weapons. Read More »
  • Huffington Post: Journalist Jason Rezaian Detained in Iran

    Huffington Post: Journalist Jason Rezaian Detained in Iran

    Washington Post's Tehran Correspondent Jason Rezaian is among a group of four journalists detained in Iran. His friend Reza Marashi, Research Director at the National Iranian American Council, joins Caroline to discuss. This video was originally published on The Huffington Post.   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 »