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  • House Advances Two Iran Bills, Undermining Aircraft Sales to Iran December 15, 2017“In a break from reason and logic, this legislation plays directly into the hands of the President, who is desperate to find any pretext to say that Iran is in violation of the deal or to force Iran to walk away and thereby avoid having to take the blame ...
  • Nikki Haley Is Not Good At Foreign Policy December 15, 2017Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy. With few discernible achievements to speak of after one year as America’s envoy to the UN, her most noteworthy moments have been two incoherent diatribes on Iran. The first–an airing of grievances passed off as justification for killing the Iran nuclear deal–came and ...
  • NIAC Statement on Nikki Haley’s Missile Speech December 14, 2017Washington, DC – National Iranian American Council Research Director Reza Marashi issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Nikki Haley’s presentation at the Defense Intelligence Agency accusing Iran of supplying missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen:
  • Iran’s Hard Liners Aren’t Only Ones Empowered by Trump’s Jerusalem Move December 13, 2017Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is only the latest in a series of missteps that have empowered various camps in Iran, including that of Rouhani.
  • Muslim Ban Plaintiffs Statement in Advance of IAAB v. Trump Hearing December 8, 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / LINK December 8, 2017 Contact: Shayan Modarres Phone: (407) 408-0494 Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Muslim Ban Plaintiffs Statement in Advance of IAAB v. Trump Hearing Our Resolve Has Never Been Greater Washington, D.C – Today, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. will hear arguments in three related legal challenges, including Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) ...


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  • Congress Advances Bill Imperiling Iran Nuclear Deal December 15, 2017Ryan Costello, the assistant policy director at the pro-JCPOA National Iranian American Council-Action advocacy group, accused lawmakers of pushing the Treasury Department “to suspend or revoke the licenses.” “The authors of the legislation know that the secretary would likely be unable to make that certification,” Costello told Al-Monitor. “Their clear ...
  • NPR: Iran And Middle East Analysis From Trita Parsi December 11, 2017We discuss some of the history and possible future for the Iran nuclear deal, the country’s geopolitical moves, and how Iran may factor into Trump’s recent Jerusalem announcement with Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council.
  • Think Progress: U.A.E. and Saudi announce plan form new Gulf Arab group that will undermine GCC December 6, 2017You’re seeing a fundamental shift away from decades of framework or architecture for security in the region, and now you’re seeing a Saudi, Emirati, and by extension, Israeli, attempt to reshape it on their own terms. And the Trump administration is giving them a carte blanche, more or less, to ...
  • Al Jazeera: #JerusalemIsTheCapitalofPalestine: Social media reacts December 6, 2017Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, said the announcement was “the mother of all dumb moves”.
  • The Iranian: ‘Muslim Travel Ban’: Reactions To The Supreme Court Ruling December 5, 2017Important to note that SCOTUS decision on #MuslimBan 3.0 is NOT a decision on the merits. Just allows Muslim Ban back into effect pending the decision of Courts of Appeal, which could come within days. – Shayan Modarres


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