Issues

  • 37 Organizations to Congress: Quit Playing Politics with Deal to Prevent Iran War October 23, 2014
    NIAC Press Release
          Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) was one of 37 organizations to send a letter to Congress today regarding the roles of Congress and the President in sealing a nuclear deal with Iran. The letter was prompted when certain lawmakers reacted harshly to a New York Times ...
  • NIAC Hiring Office & Events Administrator October 21, 2014
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoNIAC seeks a highly motivated Office and Events Administrator. The selected candidate will plan and coordinate event logistics with NIAC’s Outreach team and provide overall administrative support to the organization and its staff.
  • LA Fundraiser with Nasim Pedrad October 20, 2014
    Sahar FahimiSahar Fahimi
    NIAC-LA-Fundraiser3You are cordially invited to NIAC’s Los Angeles Fundraiser, featuring former Saturday Night Live cast member and Iranian American actress Nasim Pedrad!   //
  • San Francisco Bay Area Fundraiser October 20, 2014
    David Elliott
    Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 1.10.28 PMYou are cordially invited to attend NIAC’s Bay Area Fundraiser on Saturday, November 15th (just 9 days before a potential U.S.-Iran nuclear deal!) featuring keynote addresses by Roger Cohen from the New York Times and Kamran Elahian, an entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners and Bridge 2014.
  • Has Washington’s Focusing on Iranian Nukes Distracted It from ISIL’s Rise? October 17, 2014
    Ryan CostelloRyan CostelloAli FatemiAli Fatemi
    OBIWith Netanyahu and hawks in Washington hyping the Iran threat, helping to amplify sanctions and diminish hopes for a diplomatic resolution, conditions in Iraq and Syria have been helping give rise to the ISIL resurgence. Moving forward, Iran’s continued status as a pariah state limits U.S. options in addressing ISIL.
  • Can U.S. Uphold Its End of an Iran Nuclear Deal? October 15, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Reza Marashi on CNNWith Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry set to meet in Vienna and the November 24 deadline to the P5+1 and Iran nuclear talks in sight, the White House’s ability to provide Iran with significant sanctions relief early in a nuclear deal remains unclear. ...
  • In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Working to Beat the Clock October 15, 2014
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    KerryZarifSept2013Thousands of miles away from the spin factories in Washington and Tehran, negotiators are working diligently to seal the deal.
  • Investors: Absent sanctions, “no emerging market has as much potential as Iran”  October 2, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Chris Schroeder  Washington, DC – “Iran is going from an emerging to a developing economy. What’s missing from Iran making that leap is connectivity with the West,” said Bijan Khajehpour, a strategic analyst and entrepreneur, while speaking on a panel regarding the business implications of a nuclear deal at NIAC’s 2014 ...
  • NIAC Members Take Action at 2014 Leadership Conference October 2, 2014
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    EllisonWashington, DC – “Do not doubt your power, you can make a difference” said Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), speaking at the National Iranian American Council’s 4th Annual Leadership Conference on a panel considering the role of Congress and grassroots organizations in sealing a nuclear deal with Iran.   Grassroots support was ...
  • The Role of Women in the Future of Iran October 2, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Sanam AnderliniWashington, DC – “In some societies, laws protecting women are beyond the culture of the people. In Iran, it is the opposite,” said Sanam Anderlini, Senior Fellow at MIT’s Center for International Studies and co-founder of the International Civil Action Network, speaking on a panel regarding the role of women ...
  • NIAC Details Concerns with New Congressional Letter September 23, 2014
    NIACNIAC
    engel royce Washington, DC – Last Thursday, a group of ten organizations including the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) led an organizational sign-on letter detailing concerns with a new Congressional letter being circulated for signature in the House by Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY).  The Royce-Engel letter outlines concerns with the recent missed deadline ...
  • Support for Nuclear Talks Strong Among Iranians, But Concerns Linger September 19, 2014
    Pupak MohebaliTyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Nuclear Talks Washington, DC – A new poll finds that 62% of respondents in Iran support oversight of the country’s nuclear program “beyond what is currently being undertaken” but would reject proposals to “dismantle half of existing centrifuges and…limits on nuclear research activities.” The latter is believed to be a key point ...
  • Why Rouhani Could Walk Away September 18, 2014
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    President RouhaniWhile all indications show that the public supports a deal, a new poll by the University of Maryland may shed light on the thinking behind Iran’s negotiating position, but also explain why the Rouhani government may think it can live with a no-deal scenario. The poll shows that the Iranian public ...
  • A Win-Win Deal is Within Reach for the U.S. and Iran September 18, 2014
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC Logo“As political directors from the P5+1 and Iran reconvene in New York this week, now is the time for both sides to exhibit the political will and courage to reach the necessary compromises to get an agreement. Whatever the political costs of diplomatic compromise, they pale in comparison to the ...
  • Yahoo Reinstates Email for Iranians September 16, 2014
    Camilia RazaviCamilia Razavi
    Yahoo   Washington, DC – Beginning late last week, Yahoo made good on its May promise to reinstate the ability for Iranians to create email accounts.    Yahoo is the top email provider for Iranians; however, a policy change in late 2013 that required users to provide a phone number for new accounts barred ...

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