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  • Does Iran’s Khamenei Really Have a Preferred Candidate? April 28, 2017Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo - RTX2FG6BAs Iran’s presidential campaigns kick off, some headlines in Tehran and abroad have increasingly zeroed in on a recurring theme: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has a preferred candidate. However, while Khamenei’s conservative political proclivities are well-known, they do not always mean him tipping the electoral scales in favor of ...
  • NCRI Holds Press Conference Using Google Maps and Guesswork April 26, 2017mek=terror mko=terrorAs the Trump administration has ratcheted up its rhetoric targeting the Iran nuclear deal and even ominously suggesting a broader confrontation, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) has begun to step up its own efforts in Washington.
  • Iranian-Americans Continue Fight Against Second Muslim Ban April 24, 2017Hawaii-is-first-state-to-file-lawsuit-over-Trumps-revised-travel-banThe judge in the Iranian-American lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban indicated Friday that she was not yet ready to issue a new nationwide freeze on the ban. Instead, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in the Washington, D.C. Circuit requested additional briefs from the Iranian-American plaintiffs and from the government ...
  • Will Europe and America Diverge on Iran? April 20, 2017Deal-SliderAfter three months in office, Donald Trump’s Iran policy is slowly taking shape and no U.S. ally is paying more attention than Europe. Since Inauguration Day, I have spent a total of one month across the pond meeting with political and military officials, corporate executives, and civil society. Assessments of ...
  • The Coming Crisis With Iran April 20, 2017tillerson-white-housePresident Trump has flip-flopped many times during his first months in office. But none may be as consequential as his decision on April 18 to certify that Iran is abiding by the nuclear deal of 2015, paving the way for further waiving of sanctions. In just a few months, Mr. ...


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  • Penn State: Subject of May 3 Docunight Screening is the ‘Greatest Party on Earth’ April 27, 2017penn-state-newsThe Docunight series is an initiative to encourage cultural exchange and understanding of Iran through documentaries. The films are about, around, or in Iran, or made by Iranians, and the American showings are part of a collaboration with the National Iranian American Council.
  • AP: Judge Seems Reluctant to Issue Another Travel Ban Injunction April 21, 2017Associated PressThe organizations challenging the ban include the Pars Equality Center, the Iranian American Bar Association, the National Iranian American Council and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans. The lawsuit includes more than a dozen people who claim the order is harming students, interfering with business travel and separating couples ...
  • CNN Money: Who Stands to Lose if U.S. Hits Iran with Sanctions Again? April 20, 2017CNN“While it is still too early to definitively state the Trump administration’s position on , the early returns do not look promising. It has no discernible plans to pursue American trade and investment with Iran, or make it easier for other countries to do so,” said Reza Marashi, research director ...
  • The Guardian Iran Chides US Over ‘Worn Out’ Accusations about Nuclear Deal April 20, 2017The GuardianThe National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which supports the deal, said Tillerson’s remarks were incendiary. “Public statements lambasting the nuclear deal with Iran as a ‘failed approach’ and comparing the country with North Korea are reckless and blatantly false,” the group said.
  • NPR: White House Shouldn’t Try To Reverse Iran Nuclear Deal April 20, 2017nprlogoTrita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, speaks with Steve Inskeep from NPR, “it would be quite foolish to risk a deal that even the Trump administration is admitting is working.”


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