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  • NIAC Statement on House Resolution 752 Condemning Iran’s Crackdown on Protestors January 28, 2020“H.Res. 752 rightly condemns the Iranian government’s brutal crackdown in November that left hundreds of protesters dead following mass demonstrations triggered by an end to fuel subsidies. It is important for credible voices in Congress to condemn the Iranian government’s gross violations of human rights and call on Iran to ...
  • How the Trump Administration has Abused the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to Ban Muslims from the U.S.  January 23, 2020President Trump’s Muslim ban survived judicial review largely due to a favorable interpretation of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which provides the President with authority to limit the entry of aliens. In the majority opinion of the Supreme Court case, Chief Justice Roberts stated that “the President has ...
  • Zarif Says Iran Might Leave Nonproliferation Treaty January 22, 2020In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, NIAC’s Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of January 20th, 2020.
  • Statement on Deportation of Shahab Dehghani January 21, 2020Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the deportation of Mr. Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi, an Iranian national who was partway through a degree at Northeastern University:“It is a disgrace that nearly three years through President Trump’s implementation of a Muslim ...
  • 2020 Marked by a Tumultuous Start for Human Rights in Iran January 20, 2020As is evident in the report, 2019 was a bleak year for human rights and Iranians have suffered greatly under domestic and foreign pressures. Unfortunately for Iranians, the new year has been a devastating continuation of tragedy. The events of the past two weeks have rocked not only Iran, but ...


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