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Policy Memo: Barriers to Lifting US Sanctions in a Final Deal with Iran

NIAC details the existing authorizations for the President to waive and terminate sanctions and discusses the problems these limited authorities may pose for a final deal.

NIAC's New York Gala and Fundraiser

Join us on Saturday, April 19 for an evening with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, President of Ploughshares Fund Joe Cirincione, and award-winning author Stephen Kinzer.

Report: How to Secure a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

The West can weaken the hardline Iranian narrative of confrontation and resistance and facilitate a comprehensive nuclear deal by collaborating with Iran on scientific projects that carry no proliferation risk, according to a report from NIAC.

A Year in Review, and Goals for 2014

Looking back, it is clear that 2013 has been a year of major achievements. At NIAC, we are particularly proud of the goals we have reached for the Iranian-American community and for the cause of peace.

Watch NIAC's Trita Parsi on the Colbert Report: Iran Nuke Negotiations

The National Iranian American Council's Trita Parsi argues that sanctions aren't working, and that negotiating with Iran is good for American security.

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NIAC Welcomes Press at California Action Summit

Members of the press are welcome to RSVP to cover NIAC's First California Action Summit on May 4th in Palo Alto, California.

Thank You, New York!

Our New York Fundraiser was a success thanks to all those who attended, made contributions, and our friends and incredible speakers Stephen Kinzer, Joseph Cirincione, and Congressman Blumenauer. Thank you all for your contributions to peace, diplomacy, and human rights and your continued support!

On Iran, Give Obama Some Credit

President Obama has handled diplomacy well since Hassan Rouhani won Iran's June 2013 presidential election. If anything, Obama has not received enough credit for being thoughtful, measured, and willing to become progressively bolder on the diplomatic front in line with events transpiring in Iran.

Lessons Learned From Successful Iran Diplomacy

Despite warnings that the first-step nuclear deal with Iran is a "historic mistake," it is safe to say that the sky is not falling. In fact, at the halfway mark of the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action, it is clear that Iran is upholding its commitments -- and is actually ahead of schedule in eliminating its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium.

Why We Must Give Iran Nuclear Deal A Chance

The United States could be on the verge of securing a historic agreement over Iran's nuclear program, one that verifiably limits it and opens the door to further cooperation between the two countries. Yet with a diplomatic victory on the horizon, the rhetoric of those who have long opposed any diplomatic resolution is reaching dizzying heights of disingenuousness.

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