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  • NIAC Seeking Development Director/Manager/Associate October 19, 2017The National Iranian American Council is seeking a fundraising professional for immediate hire.
  • NIAC Panel Addresses Trump’s Threats to Iran Deal on Capitol Hill October 18, 2017“I actually disagree with the notion that we need to constantly have the assumption, and the presumption that Iran is just doggedly in pursuit of a nuclear weapon,” argued John Glaser of CATO. Glaser raised concerns that there is a biased perception on both sides of the political spectrum in ...
  • BREAKING: IAAB v. Trump Team Praises Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 18, 2017According to Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council: “We applaud the court’s decision in blocking this unconstitutional third attempt at a Muslim Ban.  This latest travel ban is little more than a dangerous effort to target Iranians and Muslims, unjustified by any credible national security concerns. The ...
  • Muslim Ban 3 Blocked! Help Us Keep Winning October 18, 2017A Maryland Judge granted our Motion for Preliminary Injunction blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 from going into effect for the duration of our lawsuit!
  • We Just Fully Blocked Muslim Ban 3.0! October 18, 2017Demonstrators spell out "# No Muslim Ban" during the "Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Brian SnyderEnforcement of Muslim Ban 3.0 will remain blocked for the duration of the lawsuit filed by NIAC, Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Covington Burling LLP, on behalf of Iranian Alliances Across Borders and individual plaintiffs.

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  • BBC Newshour: Two US judges order a freeze on Trump’s third travel ban October 19, 2017“I have friends and colleagues who had to cancel weddings, who had to figure out how they were going to be able to ever see their grandparents again,” said Jamal Abdi, policy director at the National Iranian American Council.
  • Between the Lines: Trump’s Decertification of Iran Nuclear Deal Isolates and Weakens U.S. October 18, 2017“By decertifying, it doesn’t do anything on its own. But what it does is it kicks off a 60-days period in Congress where there are expedited rules to introduces sanctions legislation to snap back the sanctions that were eased under the nuclear deal,” said Jamal Abdi.
  • Rolling Stone: Trump’s Wrecking Ball Aims at Iran Accord October 14, 2017He really does seem to hate everything that has Obama’s name on it, and the fact that he has to certify what is an Obama accomplishment, and do it every three months, seems really to have put him off balance,” says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council
  • Middle East Eye: Iranian foreign minister warned that Trump threats would backfire October 14, 2017Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, said the letter stands in stark contrast to those sent in recent years by Iran’s Supreme Leader to Obama – which US officials described to him – and others sent by Iranian members of parliament to US senators which he had ...
  • CNN: What Trump’s move on Iran means for the US and the world October 13, 2017“Longer term, this will be very humiliating and embarrassing for the Rouhani government,” said Trita Parsi, author of the book “Losing an Enemy,” Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.” “They may be committed to the deal and they may not want to start messing with us, but their political ...

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