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  • NIAC Urges Senate Against Harmful New Iran Legislation March 2, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    capitol-dark       Washington, DC — The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement regarding new legislation, S.615 – the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, introduced by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ): NIAC has serious concerns with this legislation and urges lawmakers to refrain from signing onto this bill.    Under this ...
  • Memo: Oppose the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act March 2, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    corker-netanyahu-menendezView as PDF Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced S.615 – the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA), which claims to merely provide Congressional oversight of a nuclear agreement with Iran. In reality, INARA goes beyond an appropriate oversight role, and risks undermining negotiations and killing a ...
  • To Netanyahu, Peace Is an Existential Threat March 2, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    World Leaders Attend UN General Assembly To Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, peace between the US and Iran is an existential threat. By now, it should be clear to all: It’s not an Iranian nuclear bomb he fears, but a US-Iran deal. In a tweet earlier this morning, the Prime Minister said as much: “We are strongly opposed to ...
  • Deal v. No Deal Memo February 28, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Deal vs. No Deal View as PDF A good nuclear deal with Iran would expand limitations and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear program, blocking Iran’s pathways to a nuclear weapon and decreasing the risk of a costly, counterproductive war. From recent reports, such a deal could be within reach in the weeks ahead. Rejecting ...
  • Members of Congress Skipping Netanyahu’s Speech February 27, 2015
    NIACNIAC
    Screenshot 2015-03-02 14.49.41The legislators below have made the decision to skip Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to a joint-session of Congress on Tuesday, March 2nd. If your legislator is on this list, thank them for standing up for diplomacy. If you do not see your legislator on this list, click here ...
  • NIAC Delivers Book on “The Iranian Schindler” to All Senators February 26, 2015
    Derya Corcor
    lionsshadowTo strengthen the understanding of the positive historic relations between the Jewish and Iranian peoples, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) delivered copies of “In the Lion’s Shadow: The Iranian Schindler and his Homeland in the Second World War” to all one-hundred members of the U.S. Senate earlier this month. ...
  • NIAC Follows Up to Ensure Sanctions Don’t Discriminate Against Iranian Students February 26, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    imageNIAC applauded the University of Massachusetts’ reversal of policy to ban Iranian students but is conducting further outreach to ensure that the situation is adequately resolved and to interrogate further the reasons for the expulsion of one Iranian student, Zahra Khalkhali, from the school this past January. NIAC has also ...
  • Netanyahu Has Crossed the Point of No Return on Iran February 26, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    640x-1Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s open conflict with U.S. President Barack Obama over his diplomacy with Iran has not only served a blow to the U.S.-Israeli relationship. It has also collapsed Israel’s otherwise arguably successful Iran policy.
  • Undivided Tehran February 24, 2015
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    ShowImage.ashx Over the weekend, another round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, known as the P5+1, began in Geneva. On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to kick-start the discussion. Having failed to ...
  • Netanyahu’s Dangerous Iran Push February 20, 2015
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Obama_NetanyahuWith the U.S. and Iran continuing to narrow gaps toward a nuclear deal that would prevent a disastrous war, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is gearing up to play spoiler. As part of his campaign, Netanyahu has ignored all protocol in order to attack the negotiations before a joint session of Congress ...
  • NIAC Runs Full Page NY Times Ad on Netanyahu Visit February 19, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC NYT Ad fullToday, NIAC ran a full-page ad in the New York Times highlighting John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu’s outrageous political stunt that could kill diplomacy with Iran and start a war with Iran.
  • NIAC Applauds UMass Policy Reversal February 18, 2015
    NIACNIAC
    UM AmherstNIAC welcomes the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s decision today to reverse its policy to ban Iranian students from certain fields and looks forward to learning more about its new approach. NIAC President Trita Parsi released the following statement.
  • NIAC’s Letter to UMass Amherst Addressing Ban on Iranian Students February 13, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoThis policy is apparently based on a flawed interpretation of U.S. law and may run counter to federal and state protections against discrimination based on national origin. By the ...
  • How Congress Can Learn to Stop Scuttling and Love the Iran Nuke Talks February 13, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita ParsiTyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Secretary of State John Kerry Testifies To Senate Committee On International Affairs Budget For FY2015Capitol Hill has been more hassle then help when it comes to getting to yes with Iran. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now that President Barack Obama has promised to veto any legislation that imposes new sanctions on Iran, a clash between the White House and Congress seems inevitable. Republican ...
  • NIAC Concerned by University’s Exclusion of Iranian Students, Calls for Reversal February 12, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    UM AmherstNIAC has learned that the University of Massachusetts Amherst will no longer admit Iranian nationals as students in certain engineering and science programs and will require all Iranian students to certify their compliance with certain sanctions. NIAC is deeply concerned by the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s action and calls on ...

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