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  • NIAC Statement on the Torching of Nabra Hassanen’s Memorial June 21, 2017“Regardless of whether Nabra’s murder was the result of a hate crime or a heinous act of senseless violence, the reaction to her passing has exposed the depth of Islamophobia in America among an insidious few, and a loud rejection of hate by the majority.”
  • Is Iran’s Ballistic Missile Use Trump’s Fault? June 20, 2017Much to the chagrin of leaders in Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh, Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria on Sunday, targeting ISIS in retaliation for its terror attacks in Tehran two weeks ago. These strikes are the first time that Iran has launched missiles since its 1980-1988 war with Iraq, ...
  • Secretary Tillerson Eschews Iran Diplomacy in Favor of Regime Change June 15, 2017Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated he has no plans for negotiations with Iran and expressed favor for moving to support elements within Iran intent on regime change during testimony on the State Department budget in the House Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday. Tillerson’s remarks are certain to ratchet up tensions ...
  • Senate Vote Signals Growing Discontent with Saudi Arms Sales June 14, 2017Senators held a key vote yesterday on a joint resolution that would have blocked a portion of President Trump’s recent arms sale to Saudi Arabia, specifically precision guided munitions that will be dropped in the conflict in Yemen. After strong arguments on the Senate floor, the joint resolution (S.J. Res. ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump Amending the Muslim Ban June 14, 2017Washington, D.C. – Shayan Modarres, Legal Counsel for the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement in response to President Trump amending his March 6 Executive Order which seeks to impose a Muslim ban:


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