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  • NIAC Statement on President Trump’s Norooz Message March 22, 2017NIAC LogoWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to President Trump’s message on Norooz: “Empty words disgrace the one who speaks them, like serving a walnut shell without the nut.” -Saadi
  • NIAC Statement on Secretary Tillerson’s Norooz Message March 21, 2017Rex TillersonWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to the Secretary Rex Tillerson’s message on Norooz: “We welcome Secretary Tillerson’s Norooz greeting and message that we ‘look forward to celebrating this new spring together.’ Our question is: how? Tillerson and the Trump administration’s Muslim ...
  • NIAC Statement on Carry-On Restrictions for Muslim-Majority Countries March 21, 2017niac logoThe National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new restrictions targeting travelers on foreign airlines from ten airports in Muslim-majority nations: “The Trump administration’s decision to bar passengers on foreign airlines in Muslim-majority countries from carrying large electronic devices on board must unfortunately be ...
  • The Real Largest State Sponsor Of Terrorism March 16, 201758cafd98140000200006feb5Saudi Arabia—not Iran—is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world today and Wahhabism remains the source of most radical Islamic extremism. For years Iran has borne the unenviable title of “world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism.” However, out of the 61 groups that are designated as terrorist organizations ...
  • NIAC Calls for White House Aide Sebastian Gorka’s Resignation or Dismissal March 16, 2017220518_410781-161521NIAC’s Trita Parsi released the following statement in response to reports that Sebastian Gorka is a sworn member of the Nazi-affiliated group Vitézi Rend.


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  • PRI: Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Restore Trump’s Immigration Ban February 9, 2017PRITrita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council says that his organization will also keep fighting Trump’s immigration policy. “At the end of the day it’s not the end of the road, regardless of the decision,” he says. If the government ultimately wins this battle in court, he worries that ...
  • CNN: Donald Trump Shakes His Fist, But Is US Foreign Policy Actually Changing? February 6, 2017CNN“This administration has a great difficulty in concluding any type of policies because of the tremendous ideological contradictions that exist within the administration itself,” Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council told CNN on Saturday. “Part of the reason why we are seeing this chaos is precisely because ...
  • SF Gate: Immigrant Families Hopeful After Decision Halting Trump Order February 4, 2017sf“The ruling has opened up a window in which individuals with current visas should be permitted to return,” the National Iranian American Council said in a statement. The statement noted that the legal situation was fluid and that “if you intend to return to the country then it is best ...
  • CNN: Middle East Execs Won’t Talk About Trump’s Travel Ban February 1, 2017CNN“Since it is the line their governments have taken, many business leaders may not feel comfortable questioning the ban or questioning their governments line on this,” said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council. That’s a view shared by Fawaz Gerges, professor of International Relations at the London ...
  • Politico: White House Puts Iran ‘On Notice,’ Won’t Rule Out Military Force February 1, 2017politico“National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s statement on Iran today was reckless,” said Trita Parsi of the NIAC in a statement. “While Flynn’s remarks could be construed as simply bluster, they will beget an Iranian response which in turn will beget further threats by the U.S. At some point, this escalatory ...


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