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From being the trusted voice on U.S.- Iran relations, to pushing forth legislation that protects individuals of Iranian heritage from systematic discrimination, to celebrating our cultural heritage, NIAC creates a lasting impact in the lives of the members of our community.
Advancing Peace & Diplomacy
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NIAC is funded by the Iranian-American community and prominent American foundations. NIAC does not receive funds from the United States government nor from the Iranian government.
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Ryan Costello, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council, applauded today’s State Department rule change that waives immigrant visa fees for those unjustly barred
Read the letter over 100 organizations, led by NIAC and the No Muslim Ban Ever Campaign, sent to the Biden administration calling for immediate relief to those still harmed by the Muslim and African ban.
As we reflect on the past year, many of our proudest moments came from showcasing artists, authors, and creatives at book talks, our open mic nights, and community programming. With the holiday season upon us, we thought it would be a perfect time to put together a NIAC Holiday Reading list!
Iranian poet and artist, Baktash Abtin has died in in Evin prison of COVID-19 after he was convicted of the vague charges of “spreading propaganda against the system” and “illegal assembly and collusion against national security”
Iran’s President Raisi has travelled to Russia and met with President Putin. Their discussions focused on expanding Iran-Russia ties. Meanwhile, President Biden said there has been progress in the Vienna talks. Iran has also transferred two political prisoners to other prisons.
Khamenei and top decision making bodies voiced support for negotiations this week amid talks of “modest progress” in Vienna. Iranian poet Bektash Abtin’s death has sparked widespread outrage, while the 2nd anniversary of Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian civilian airliner has resurfaced anger and grievances. Parliament has also passed a bill to investigate Rouhani.