• The False Gospels That Threaten the Iran Nuke Talks January 30, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    459459228 The interim nuclear agreement with Iran has made the world a safer place. Iran is further away from a nuclear bomb and the United States is further away from bombing Iran. But this interim deal is not sustainable. Unless the paradigm guiding the ongoing negotiations shifts, a final deal is ...
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for Iran Sanctions Bill January 29, 2015
    Jamal Abdi
    sbcWashington, DC – After a three week showdown between supporters of the nuclear negotiations with Iran and Senators bent on passing new sanctions that would upend the talks, the pro-diplomacy crowd won the day — for now.  This morning, the Senate Banking Committee agreed to pass the sanctions out of committee ...
  • Analysis: Senate Panel Amends and Advances Iran Sanctions Bill January 29, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    congress This morning, the Senate Banking Committee amended the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 (S.269) and passed it out of committee. Four amendments to the original bill were included in the final language, including one that effectively ‘green-lights’ an Israeli attack on Iran and another urging that Congress be ...
  • Senate Committee Undermines US Diplomacy with Sanctions Vote January 29, 2015
    Jamal Abdi
    NIAC LogoWashington, DC – NIAC Policy Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement after Iran sanctions legislation (S. 269) was advanced out of the Senate Banking Committee: “This legislation is a trojan horse aimed at killing the negotiations and starting a war with Iran…
  • NIAC Applauds Successful Efforts to Halt Senate Sanctions Bill January 27, 2015
    Jamal Abdi
    NIAC Logo       Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement: “Today, the chief Democratic sponsor of new Iran sanctions legislation, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), relented in his effort to pass new sanctions. He announced that he and a group of his Democratic colleagues sent a letter to the President ...
  • Senate Fragmenting over Iran Sanctions, Surge of Alternative Legislation January 23, 2015
    Jacqueline Schrag
    kirk-graham--638x425-1Washington, DC – As negotiations with the P5+1 and Iran continue, Congress has grown increasingly divided whether to take action before the July 1 extended deadline for a deal. Despite an effort by Senate hawks to introduce legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran, support for new sanctions has ...
  • Congressional Role in Iran Talks Debated in Senate Hearings January 23, 2015
    Lauren Pierce
    o-TONY-BLINKEN-facebookWASHINGTON, D.C. – “The more I hear from the Administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran,” exclaimed the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez (D-NJ), accosting Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Undersecretary of ...
  • Analysis of New Sanctions Legislation: Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 January 23, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    congress_sessionAs written, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015 would impose an escalating series of economic sanctions, culminating in a de facto economic embargo on Iran by December 2015.
  • Allies, Lawmakers and Officials Warn Against New Iran Sanctions January 22, 2015
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    congressKey allies, policymakers and members of Congress have recently warned about the impact that new Iran sanctions legislation would have on efforts to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran.   Europe/NATO Allies: David Cameron – UK Prime Minister:  “It’s the opinion of the United Kingdom that further sanctions or further threat of sanctions at ...
  • A Portal Between Tehran & NYC January 22, 2015
    Mahsa PayestehMahsa Payesteh
    Portal2 Without a doubt, the lack of diplomatic relations between the US and Iran creates a serious hurdle for Iranians and Americans to meet one another. But artists in NYC and Tehran launched a project, known as Portals, that solves that problem.   In December 2014, Shared Studios launched an initiative led by a team of Americans and ...
  • Obama’s State of the Union Sanctions Veto January 21, 2015
    Yasmin RadjyYasmin Radjy
    10525647_10153089987993938_4625895597107820689_n-1Wow – what a night! If a couple years ago, you had told me that President Obama would threaten Congress with a sanctions veto in the State of the Union — his most important speech of the year — I would have thought you were crazy.  But last night, the President issued another stern ...
  • NIAC Welcomes President Obama’s Iran Sanctions Veto Threat January 16, 2015
    Jamal Abdi
    NIAC Logo       Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement regarding the announcement that President Obama would veto new Iran sanctions legislation:  “NIAC welcomes the President’s promise to veto new proposed sanctions on Iran that would violate U.S. commitments under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) and scuttle the potential ...
  • The Senate’s Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran January 15, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    SWITZERLAND-IRAN-US-NUCLEARThe Islamic State has many enemies and very few friends. But sometimes, even declared enemies of the Caliphate (or ISIS) can lend it a helping hand. That is essentially what is happening now as Senators Mark Kirk and Bob Menendez push to undermine the nuclear talks with Iran — a ...
  • TEDxKish 2015: Tipping Point January 15, 2015
    Yasmin RadjyYasmin Radjy
    Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 1.57.19 PMNIAC is excited to announce to its members that the producers of the highly acclaimed TEDxOrangeCoast, a top ten TED conference globally, are currently planning the first globally attended TEDx in Iran: TEDxKish. NIAC’s very own Lily Sarafan is on the organizing committee and several NIAC members have already made plans to attend the ...
  • NIAC Warns Against Diplomacy-Killing Senate Sanctions January 14, 2015
    NIAC Press Release
    NIAC Logo       Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is deeply concerned by reports that the Senate will begin considering new Iran sanctions next week and warns that passage of new Iran sanctions into law would violate the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) and dramatically reduce, if not eliminate, the ...

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