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  • After Kansas Murder, NIAC Calls on Trump to Condemn Anti-Immigrant Violence February 23, 2017Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 5.36.34 PMThe National Iranian American Council is horrified and outraged by the shooting of three people in Olathe, Kansas Wednesday evening. NIAC sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Srinivas Kuchibotla, who passed away, and Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot, both of whom are recovering from injuries.
  • Can Iran’s Khamenei Rule Out ‘National Reconciliation’? February 23, 2017Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran“Some people talk about national reconciliation; however, that does not make sense to me,” he said. “The people are already united. So why do you talk about reconciliation? Are the people against each other?” This has been a recurring theme in Iran since the contested 2009 presidential election and subsequent ...
  • NIAC Hiring Immigration and Civil Rights Legal Fellow February 23, 2017NIAC hiringNIAC seeks a Immigration and Civil Rights Legal Fellow to provide expertise on immigration and civil rights issues and to advance NIAC’s policy goals.
  • NIAC Hiring Northern California Field Manager February 23, 2017NIAC hiringNIAC seeks a Northern California Field Manager with organizing experience who is passionate about mobilizing the Iranian American community around issues including protecting civil rights and preventing war.
  • NIAC Joins Organizations Urging United Nations to Examine Border Discrimination February 16, 2017NIAC LogoWashington, DC – NIAC joined two dozen organizations, including Access Now and the ACLU, to urge the United Nations to investigate reports of that U.S. citizens and noncitizens of Middle Eastern descent or Muslim faith are being forced to hand over their cell phones to U.S. border agents. The letter expresses ...


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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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