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  • Summary of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, as Amended by Committee April 15, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    congressUnder the amended version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, S.615, most fundamental elements of the original Corker-Menendez bill remain intact. This includes the most problematic elements of the original legislation. As amended, S.615: Delays the implementation of a comprehensive nuclear deal reached with Iran by revoking the President’s authority ...
  • Statement Opposing the Corker-Menendez Bill Compromise April 14, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoThe compromise amendment that was struck by Senators Corker and Cardin does not change the fundamental problems with this bill. It still threatens to derail the talks and kill a deal, and we remain opposed to it.
  • Organizations Call for Key Changes to Corker-Menendez Bill April 14, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Sens. Corker & MenendezPro-diplomacy organizations called for Senate Foreign Relations Committee members to make substantive changes or reject S.615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, in its current form.
  • Memo – Don’t Let Congress Kill a Deal: Oppose the Corker-Menendez Bill April 9, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    View as PDF Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have introduced S.615 – the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which claims to provide Congressional oversight of an Iran nuclear agreement but in reality threatens to kill any deal. Congressional Veto: The bill enables Congress to veto any final deal. Delay: The ...
  • Arab American Institute, J Street and NIAC Welcome Iran Framework Agreement April 6, 2015
    NIAC Press Release
    Coalition-Meme-FBShareImageWe congratulate President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the U.S. negotiating team for successfully reaching an historic agreement that provides a framework for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran and averts a disastrous war.
  • Confirmed: The Hawks Were Wrong on Iran April 3, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    kerry-zarif-handshakePeace won. War lost. It’s as simple as that. Make no mistake, the framework agreement that was announced yesterday is nothing short of historic. A cycle of escalation has been broken – for the first time, Iran’s nuclear program will roll back, as will the sanctions Iran has been subjected ...
  • Congressional Support for Iran Framework Agreement April 2, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    congressFollowing the announcement of a framework nuclear agreement with Iran, several key Members of Congress have voiced their support: Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA) “I congratulate the American negotiators, led by Secretary Kerry, as well as our P5+1 partners on reaching this political framework agreement. More issues remain to be resolved, but this ...
  • NIAC Statement on Solutions Found in Iran Talks April 2, 2015
    NIAC Press Release
    LausanneNIAC President Trita Parsi issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the P5+1 and Iran reached solutions to the key parameters of a nuclear agreement today: Today, the U.S. and its partners secured a commitment from Iran to significantly constrain its nuclear program and subject it to intrusive inspections ...
  • You won – A Message from NIAC’s President April 2, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Lausanne AnnouncmentWe now have official confirmation: the U.S., Iran, and other world powers have found solutions on the key parameters of a nuclear agreement! This is a very exciting moment – this is the culmination of years of work. But success never came easily, and this will be no different.
  • For better US-Iran relations, the Iranian people are the key April 2, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    2009-iranAmerican neoconservatives, Israeli hawks, and Arab dictators alike are haunted by the same nightmare: After a nuclear deal, the US and Iran will gravitate toward an unspoken alliance, after which the US will betray its security commitments to historical allies in the Middle East. No such thing will happen. The US ...
  • Stakes Are High for Iran Nuclear Negotiations March 30, 2015
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    iran-talks-marchThis week, the U.S. has a chance to lead an international coalition into an agreement that would guard against any attempt by Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. However, the decades since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 are littered with missed opportunities to resolve differences between the U.S. and Iran, ...
  • NIAC Statement Ahead of P5+1-Iran Talks in Lausanne March 27, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    ACA press conference2NIAC President Trita Parsi delivered remarks at a press event convened by the Arms Control Association.
  • Why Iran’s Supreme Leader Wants a Nuclear Deal March 26, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    lead-1The ayatollah is not an unyielding opponent of an agreement with the United States. There are few world leaders as powerful yet mysterious as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Most of what has been written about him in English only adds to the confusion surrounding the man (Akbar Ganji’s writings ...
  • House Letter is Careful to Leave Door Open For Iran Deal March 25, 2015
    Jamal AbdiJamal AbdiRyan CostelloRyan Costello
    congressWashington, DC – In a signal of a shifting political landscape in Congress for nuclear talks with Iran, a House letter sent to the President and endorsed by the hawkish American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) outlines a position closer to the Obama Administration approach rather than the hardline demands favored most prominently by ...
  • Following Outcry at UMass Amherst, Another U.S. University Revises Policy on Iranian Students March 24, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    150225-zahra-khalkhali-umass-amherst-137a_b70b17521b76f6fbd043df4bed99fa88In response to outreach from the National Iranian American Council, one more university is taking steps to ensure that its enforcement of sanctions and other restrictions against Iran do not unduly discriminate against Iranian students.

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