• Update from Vienna November 24, 2014
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Deal-SliderBeing in Vienna, I can tell you that the U.S. and Iran have never come this close to turning the page on the nuclear issue. As Secretary Kerry just said, “progress has been made on some of the most vexing issues.”
  • Strong Congressional Support for Extension to Iran Negotiations November 24, 2014
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Several key voices on Capitol Hill have already weighed in with their support of an extension to nuclear negotiations with Iran, including eight members of the House of Representatives that issued a strong joint statement. Below is a list of quotes from lawmakers that favor an extension: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House ...
  • NIAC Welcomes Extension, Urges Compromise to Secure Iran Nuclear Deal November 24, 2014
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    John-Kerry-and-Mohammad-ZarifNIAC President Trita Parsi issued the following statement in response to the decision to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program: “For those who favor a peaceful resolution to the nuclear dispute, it is critically important these negotiations will continue.”
  • The Day After a Nuclear Deal November 20, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Iran-Apple-PeopleThe White House worked hard to fence Iran off from the world. But in the wake of a nuclear deal, will the US end up fencing only itself off from Iran? Iran might re-open for business soon, but don’t expect the Americans to be knocking on the door. With the U.S. and ...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Could Spell End of the War That Never Was November 19, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Barak ObamaIn less than a week, the outcome of the nuclear talks with Iran will be clear. According to one P5+1 diplomat, the possibilities — ranging from most to least likely — are an extension of the talks, a comprehensive agreement, or an agreement in principle.
  • NIAC Statement on Congressional Human Rights Resolution November 18, 2014
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoThe National Iranian American Council issued the following statement on H.Res.754, a non-binding resolution introduced in the House of Representatives condemning the government of Iran for its gross human rights violations:
  • How Close is Close? November 18, 2014
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    ZarifAs negotiations reconvene here in Vienna, Iran and its six counterparts in the P5+1 are close to finalizing a comprehensive nuclear deal that would end over a decade of conflict. How close is close? Some P5+1 negotiators say the deal is 95 percent done – but the remaining five percent ...
  • NIAC Urges President Obama to Establish U.S.-Iran Banking Channel November 12, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler CullisJamal Abdi
    NIAC LogoWith a potential nuclear deal only weeks away, the National Iranian American Council is urging that a direct banking channel be established between the U.S. and Iran.
  • Pen-Palling With the Ayatollah November 10, 2014
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    khamenei1Only ideologues and the ignorant don’t understand that Obama’s letter to Khamenei is just pragmatic politics. If wearing a tan suit at a press conference is enough to bring on a deluge of criticism , President Barack Obama probably shouldn’t be surprised that sending a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has made ...
  • Thank You, Los Angeles! November 7, 2014
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Nasim1Many thanks to all who attended NIAC’s LA Fundraiser with Nasim Pedrad on Wednesday, October 26, and helped make this NIAC’s most successful southern California fundraiser to date! We are grateful for the tremendous support you demonstrated toward peace, diplomacy, and human rights!  An extra big thanks to our hosts, Fariba and Hassan Kheradmandan, ...
  • NIAC Hiring Community Outreach Associate November 6, 2014
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoNIAC seeks a highly motivated individual to join the NIAC team as a Community Outreach Associate. The selected candidate will work full-time from NIAC’s Washington, DC office.
  • Act of Congress: Israel, Iran, and the Republican Victory November 5, 2014
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Bibi-McConnellThe Republicans’ Senate victory offers Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu new hope for outmaneuvering President Barack Obama on Iran; in the coming weeks, he could use a Republican-led Congress to sabotage negotiations with the Islamic Republic on its nuclear program. But the victory would be short-lived. By scuttling the talks, ...
  • Can Obama and the Republican Congress Seal an Iran Nuclear Deal? November 5, 2014
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    congressWith the Republicans gaining control of both houses of the U.S. Congress, polarization and partisan gridlock are likely to continue to grip Washington. The grim political outlook has already cast a shadow over nuclear negotiations with Iran, where a diplomatic breakthrough remains within reach as the parties near a November ...
  • Policy Memo: Establishing a Direct Financial Channel between the United States and Iran November 4, 2014
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    NIAC LogoIn the wake of a nuclear deal, the White House should establish a direct financial channel between the United States and Iran.
  • NIAC Encouraged That Apple is Looking at Entering Iran October 29, 2014
    Jamal Abdi
    apple logoNational Iranian American Council Policy Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement regarding reports that Apple, Inc. is exploring opportunities to sell goods in Iran should a nuclear deal be reached and sanctions be sufficiently lifted.

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