Publications

  • NIAC Policy Memo: Dispelling Myths of Sanctions Relief Under Iran Nuclear Deal

    NIAC Policy Memo: Dispelling Myths of Sanctions Relief Under Iran Nuclear Deal

    Under the April 2nd Joint Statement issued by the United States, its P5+1 partners, and Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, the parties agreed that the principle of ‘simultaneity’ would govern each party’s implementation of a final nuclear deal. In effect, at […] Read More »
  • New Poll finds Strong Iranian Support for a Nuclear Deal

    Washington, D.C.—A recent study shows that almost six out of ten Iranians said they support Iran pursuing a deal based on the Lausanne framework agreement.  The study, which was written by Ebrahim Mohseni, Nancy Gallagher, and Clay Ramsay, and published […] Read More »
  • Iran’s nuclear talks: Five reasons why a deal would be good for the U.S.

    Iran’s nuclear talks: Five reasons why a deal would be good for the U.S.

    The criticism of the pending nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is intensifying. Opponents of the deal will spend millions of dollars on ads pushing the U.S. public and Congress to kill the deal in the next few days. But while a fortune already has been spent on nit-picking… Read More »
  • Five Myths About the Iran Deal

    Five Myths About the Iran Deal

    As the final round of nuclear negotiations begins here in Vienna, opponents of a deal have become schizophrenic in their efforts to torpedo it. Unable to base their objections on science or the technical facts currently being drafted, they have instead resorted to a loose mélange of poorly constructed straw… Read More »

niac in the news

  • Politico: Waltzing with Kerry in Vienna

    Politico: Waltzing with Kerry in Vienna

    There’s no shortage of critics ready to pick any deal apart. Some are here: circulating through this news vacuum are the opponents of the proposed nuclear deal like Josh Block of the Israel Project and human rights activist David Keyes, who on Monday staged a mock debate in the Marriott… Read More »
  • The Times of Israel: Iranian Americans Set Up Pro-Nuke Deal Lobby

    The Times of Israel: Iranian Americans Set Up Pro-Nuke Deal Lobby

    NIAC Action’s executive director Jamal Abdi wrote to potential donors that the move was designed “to maximize our community’s political influence at the most high-stakes moment in US-Iran relations in a generation.” Read More »
  • AP: Outside Iran Talks, a Different Cast Competes for Attention

    AP: Outside Iran Talks, a Different Cast Competes for Attention

    "It's very important to provide context to what is happening," said Trita Parsi, president of the pro-agreement National Iranian American Council, who arrived in Vienna on Saturday. "The organized elements that don't want this to happen here are very well-funded and have 35 years of experience. A deal is not… Read More »
  • Politico: Iranian-Americans set up lobbying arm to counter pro-Israel groups

    Politico: Iranian-Americans set up lobbying arm to counter pro-Israel groups

    The National Iranian American Council’s new 501(c)4 will be called NIAC Action, organizers said ahead of the official unveiling Monday. NIAC Action aims to direct money from the Iranian-American community, which is relatively well-off compared to other immigrant groups, toward more concerted political activism. “We’ve got all this money on… Read More »