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  • Professors Call for Freedom of Detained Environmentalists June 26, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers a call from prominent Iranian university professors to free detained environmentalists, outrage over a video of a police beating, reaction to new U.S. sanctions and more.
  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Imposition of New Iran Sanctions June 24, 2019WASHINGTON DC – Moments ago President Donald Trump signed off on an executive order imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran following increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran last week. The sanctions target Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei and senior commanders from the Revolutionary Guard’s Navy, Aerospace, and ...
  • Iran Downs U.S. Drone, Will Breach Nuclear Deal’s Limits June 21, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers Iran’s shooting down of a U.S drone, new agreements between Iran and Russia, and more.
  • NIAC Urges That U.S. and Iran Practice Restraint as Tensions Escalate June 20, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 20, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org Washington DC – Following Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone, the Trump Administration, flanked by National Security Council Advisor John Bolton, are reportedly exploring retaliatory measures the U.S. could take, including military options. In response to ...
  • Al Jazeera: Jamal Abdi discusses Trump’s failed Iran policies June 20, 2019Al Jazeera: Jamal Abdi discusses Trump's failed Iran policiesNIAC President Jamal Abdi joined Al Jazeera on June 20 and June 26 to discuss the U.S. failed maximum pressure campaign, the leading the U.S. into a war with Iran is the point of Bolton and Pompeo’s “maximum pressure” policy and that Democrats in Congress need to do more.


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