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  • Iran’s May 19 Election: A Mandate for Moderation May 26, 2017The Iranian people are pushing their country in a positive direction, demanding greater openness at home and engagement with the world. It is vital that the United States not stand in their way.
  • 4th Circuit Issues Biggest Blow Yet to Trump’s Muslim Ban May 25, 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Phone: 202 386-6325 Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Washington, D.C.  –– The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement in response to the decision today by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the lower court nationwide freeze of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban: “The National Iranian American ...
  • NIAC Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Sanctions Warning May 24, 2017Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement in response to former Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning to his former Senate Foreign Relations Committee colleagues against proceeding with S. 722, new Iran sanctions legislation scheduled for a mark-up tomorrow morning that would violate the Iran ...
  • Trump in the Middle East: From ‘America First’ to Saudi and Israel First May 24, 2017President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East has turned out as expected: no single act of outreach to the Muslim world could undo his fueling of Islamophobia and no amount of Iranophobia could cover up the irony of Trump and Saudi Arabia uniting against intolerance.
  • With Rouhani, Iran Has Extended Its Hand. Now The World Needs To Unclench Its Fist. May 24, 2017In a region rife with wars, occupation and a distinct lack of democratic freedoms, Iranian voters overwhelmingly re-elected pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani to a second four-year term. They did so knowing that fulfilling their long-standing political, economic and social aspirations will be a marathon, not a sprint. To that end, ...


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  • Democracy Now: As Iranian Voters Reject Hardliner, Trump Embraces Saudi Monarch & Vows to Isolate Iran May 22, 2017This trip is not about fighting terrorism. If it was, we would have actually have seen much, much firmer position by the United States against these funders in Saudi Arabia, who actually also provided the seed funding for ISIS. Instead, all of the focus is on Iran. Why is that? ...
  • Bloomberg: What to Expect From U.S. Policies in the Middle East May 21, 2017“There is an effort to move in a direction of isolating Iran once again and confronting Iran”, says Trita Parsi, President of the Iranian American Council. He continued, “we know that diplomacy works… two days ago Iranians overwhelmingly went out and they elected the person who had promised more engagement ...
  • NPR: Muslim-American Thought Leaders React To Trump’s Speech In Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017Rather than this being a speech that will be remembered for the call for a new era of peace, it may end up being remembered as the speech that set off a new era of confrontation with Iran, one that was sparked and initiated by Donald Trump at the request ...
  • Mic: Iran Presidential Election: Here’s What We’re Watching May 19, 2017Jonah Hull of Al Jazeera reported from Tehran that large crowd numbers at the polls “would tend to favor the moderate reformist side of President Rouhani, and anything less than 60% would spell trouble for him.” But according to a report from the National Iranian American Council, both candidates appear to ...
  • Financial Times: Donald Trump Likely to Keep Iran Sanctions Relief in Place May 16, 2017Some commentators suggest that Mr. Trump’s administration will attempt to run down the agreement over the longer term. “What is emerging right now is a strategy aimed at killing the deal without the US actively violating it,” said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, a non-governmental organisation.


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