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  • Thirty-Seven Senator Support Iran Deal, Four to Go September 3, 2015Booker-Heitkamp-WarnerWashington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) , Mark Warner (D-VA), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) announced they will vote for the Iran nuclear agreement:   “We commend Senators Booker, Warner, and Heitkamp for supporting the Iran agreement. We also applaud the work of our grassroots volunteer teams ...
  • Obama’s Real Achievement With the Iran Deal September 2, 2015ObamaTalkingOne cannot help but feel sorry for President Barack Obama. After twenty months of painstaking negotiations with Iran and America’s coalition partners, hours of hearings on Capitol Hill, countless closed briefings for lawmakers, and scores of articles and opinion pieces about the nuclear deal, few if any have taken note ...
  • Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran Deal August 27, 2015Iranian Human Rights Defenders Coming Out Massively in Support of the Iran DealAn unprecedented group of Iranian human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists have come out in a massive wave in support of the Iran nuclear agreement. Led by Mohamadreza Jalaeipour, who led the Green Movement’s youth campaign with half a million young supporters in Iran in 2009 and himself a former ...
  • 73 Prominent International Relations Scholars Say Iran Deal Will Help Stabilize Middle East August 27, 2015Scholars 73 prominent International Relations and Middle East scholars have issued a letter in support of the Iran deal, arguing that it is a “strong and positive step toward stabilizing the Middle East,” and that a potential Congressional rejection of the agreement would further destabilize the region and “reignite Washington ...
  • What Iran Deal Critics Don’t Understand About Iran August 23, 2015defense-largeIf there was any doubt that US president Barack Obama was all in on the Iran nuclear deal, he eliminated those doubts with his Aug. 5 speech at American University in Washington, DC. As I sat in the audience and watched Obama thunder away at critics of the deal, it was crystal clear what he ...


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  • Wall Street Journal: Congressional Ire Rekindled Over Iran’s Past Nuclear Record August 19, 2015wsj2“I trust the technical experts on this, not the same handful of people committed to opposing the deal,” said Jamal Abdi of the pro-agreement National Iranian American Council. “The notion that this means it is not the IAEA but Iran who is conducting the investigation is a laughable distortion.”
  • Indy Star: Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly Backs Iran Nuke Deal August 19, 2015indystar.com-logoAmong Indiana’s House members, most Republicans have heavily criticized the agreement, while Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indianapolis, supports it. Donnelly was one of the “first true swing votes” in the Senate to announce his position, according to Jamal Abdi, executive director of the political arm of the National Iranian American Council.
  • Huffington Post: Anti-War Donors Pledge To Withhold $8.3 Million In Potential Donations From Schumer, Iran Deal Opponents August 10, 2015Huffington-Post-LogoThe National Iranian American Council, another group involved in the coordinated pro-deal lobbying effort, slammed Schumer as more averse to diplomacy with Iran than former president George W. Bush, who refused to negotiate with the Islamic Republic unless it agreed to surrender its entire nuclear enrichment program.
  • The Atlantic: Why Iran Isn’t Nazi Germany August 6, 2015atlantic-logoAs Trita Parsi notes in his indispensable book on Iranian-Israeli relations, Treacherous Alliance, Israel’s then-defense minister, Yitzhak Mordechai, even praised Tehran for its efforts to return Israeli soldiers that Hezbollah had captured. In 2001, according to Parsi, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad vented frustration that Iran was not offering ...
  • Vice News: Diplomacy or War: Obama and Iran Deal Critics Take the Gloves Off August 6, 20151388170088vice_news_logo_stackedTrita Parsi, a supporter of the deal and president of the National Iranian American Council, said the administration was striking the right tone. “The hard reality is this: if we don’t have a deal, the pressure for war is going to increase,” he told VICE News. “Those who say the oppose ...


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