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  • Haley Discusses Religious Registry, Misses Mark on Iran Deal January 20, 2017170118-nikki-haley-hearing-ok-1120_b968bd1225ac1c77baaefa567ff5bd00.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Wednesday, January 18, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, faced tough questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her confirmation hearing. During the hearing, the Governor indicated she did not support a religion-based or “Muslim” registry, while leaving the door open ...
  • Could Trump Stumble Into An Iran War? January 20, 2017-trumpBuckle up, America. Donald Trump is President of the United States, and nobody knows precisely what he will do with his newfound power and what the ramifications of his decisions will be. According to the new White House webpage, the Trump administration will “embrace diplomacy…not go abroad in search of ...
  • Can Europe Save the Iran Deal? January 19, 2017Wright-Iran-Deal1-1200It’s no secret that many of President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers favor killing the Iran nuclear deal. But to hear Europe tell it, they will not blindly follow suit. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini recently said Europe might line up with Russia against any efforts by the Trump administration to ...
  • NIAC Condemns Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers January 18, 2017NIAC LogoWe are deeply disturbed by reports of threats to Jewish Centers across the country and condemn this and all acts of hate and violence. Today’s reports are sadly not isolated incidents. Unfortunately, these episodes appear to be on the rise. We were equally disturbed by reports on the rise of ...
  • CIA Pick Pompeo Backtracks on Politicized Opposition to Iran Deal January 13, 201790-2-1Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), who has been at the center of highly politicized efforts to oppose the Iran deal while serving in the House, attempted to sing a much different tune when testifying before the Senate this week on his nomination to head the Central Intelligence Agency.


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  • The Washington Post: Iran Nuclear Deal is in the Crosshairs and May Not Survive a Trump Administration January 12, 2017washington_post_square“The deal is in tremendous danger,” said Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council, who has been a strong supporter of the agreement. “Iranians are building up their case to make sure that once the deal falls apart, they can point to a strong record of the U.S. ...
  • Bloomberg: What the Death of Hashemi Rafsanjani Means for Iran January 9, 2017bloomberg_logoTrita Parsi, National Iranian American Council founder and chief executive officer, reacts to the death of Iranian President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a co-founder of the Islamic Republic who later proposed freeing the economy from state control and promoted more moderate views than many of his peers. He speaks ...
  • Bloomberg: Rouhani Loses Key Ally as Former Iran Leader Rafsanjani Dies January 9, 2017bloombergRafsanjani’s death “could not have come at a worse time for moderate forces in Iran,” said Trita Parsi, author of the forthcoming book “Losing an Enemy – Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy,” and president of the Washington-based National Iranian American Council.
  • Vice News: Iran Loses a Moderate January 8, 2017vice_news_logoRafsanjani’s death will be deeply felt by the country’s moderates, who saw him as “a much needed balance against conservative forces that would further intensify domestic repression and put Iran on a path towards confrontation with the West,” said Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council and author ...
  • The Washington Post: Iran’s Former President, Set to Play Key Role in Selecting Next Supreme Leader, Dies January 8, 2017washington_post_squareRouhani is often mentioned as a potential successor to become supreme leader once Khamenei dies. But the assumption was that Rafsanjani would be alive to help make that happen. “His chances of winning this power struggle without Rafsanjani pulling for him in the background is now reduced,” said Trita Parsi, ...


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