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From being the trusted voice on U.S.- Iran relations, to pushing forth legislation that protects individuals of Iranian heritage from systematic discrimination, to celebrating our cultural heritage, NIAC creates a lasting impact in the lives of the members of our community.

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NIAC is funded by the Iranian-American community and prominent American foundations. NIAC does not receive funds from the United States government nor from the Iranian government.

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Press Room

NIAC Applauds Effort to Secure Accurate Representation of MENA Communities in Federal Data

Establishment of a MENA category would finally begin to address a gap for communities like ours in research and policymaking on subjects like health outcomes, socioeconomic conditions, and civic engagement. And, it could set a path for accurately counting and securing representation for our communities in the Census and to obtain community benefits from federal agencies like the Small Business Administration

Iran Claims U.S. Accepted its Proposal, UN Rights Experts Speak Out, & more

Iran’s foreign minister said this week that the U.S. has accepted Tehran’s proposal on the nuclear file. However, Washington has increased sanctions on Iran this week and U.S. officials are increasingly emphasizing “Plan B” options. Meanwhile, teachers protested across Iran again, UN rights experts have spoken out, and a cabinet member resigned.

IAEA Censures Iran, Pensioners protest & more

The IAEA has passed a resolution censuring Iran over its lack of cooperation with the agency’s investigation into undeclared undeclared nuclear sites. Iran has responded by disconnecting IAEA cameras. Against this backdrop, pensioners have demonstrated across Iran demanding higher salaries.