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  • The Journey of an Iranian-American Scholar: An Interview with Dr. Pouya Alimagham February 27, 2020Like many immigrant groups in the United States, Iranian Americans carry their heritage and history with them to their new home. Much of the Iranian-American population immigrated to the U.S. after the tumultuous revolution of 1979. In that respect, a large portion of this diaspora are recent immigrants who also ...
  • Iranian Student Activist Zia Nabavi Detained Again February 27, 2020Just two weeks after the detention of well-known student activist Bahareh Hedayat, more prominent Iranian student activists have been reportedly detained by Iranian officials, including Zia Nabavi, Amirhossein Ali Bakhshia, and Ali Haghighat Javan.
  • NIAC Welcomes U.S. Treasury Reversal to Exempt Certain Humanitarian Trade with Iran as it Combats Coronavirus February 27, 2020“The public health sector in Iran has been under severe stress for months in large part due to crushing economic sanctions that have limited humanitarian trade in medical devices and medicine manufactured in the West. Amid the outbreak of Coronavirus in Iran, which has been exacerbated both by the Iranian ...
  • Coronavirus FAQs February 25, 2020A day before Iran’s parliamentary elections, news broke in Iran that the Coronavirus, which has spread throughout the world, had reached Iran. Details regarding the scope of the outbreak have been difficult to confirm, with many raising questions regarding the government’s official narrative. 
  • NIAC Sends Letter to Treasury Encouraging Steps to Ensure U.S. Sanctions Do Not Hinder Iran’s Ability to Address Coronavirus February 25, 2020Today, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) wrote Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin to encourage immediate steps to ensure that U.S. sanctions do not inhibit humanitarian relief to respond to the outbreak of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. As the letter notes, Iran is in a poor position to handle the outbreak of ...


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