Iran Sanctions

  • FDD Scholar: War with Iran ‘Is On’ April 10, 2018
    Mai Tawfik
    “The war is on”, declared Michael Ledeen, a “Freedom Scholar” with the anti-Iran deal Foundation for Defense of Democracies, at an event to discuss Iran policy following President Trump’s appointment of John Bolton and nomination of Mike Pompeo. “We’re in the war now. So all these people who keep on ...
  • Don’t Let Trump Turn Iran into North Korea March 6, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Unless the administration changes course and halts its diplomatic sabotage, the JCPOA risks the same fate as another landmark nonproliferation agreement, the Agreed Framework with North Korea.
  • Think Again: Iran’s Missile Program February 16, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Instead of replacing nuclear escalation with missile escalation, the Trump administration and Congress should protect the gains of the nuclear accord and seek to build on them through serious diplomatic engagement. Failure to do so will risk the unraveling of the nuclear accord and the U.S. once again facing the ...
  • Poll of Iranians Punctuates Points Made in Protests February 8, 2018
    Anya Raadam
    The latest national poll of Iranians by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland underscores growing Iranian discontent with the economy, Tehran’s mismanagement and corruption, disillusionment with the JCPOA and the effectiveness of international diplomacy, and increasing disapproval of the policies of the Trump White House.
  • NIAC Condemns Trump’s Divisive Address January 30, 2018
    NIACNIAC
            Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement in response to tonight’s State of the Union address: “President Trump’s first year in office was spent dividing our union and undermining American credibility abroad. Far from taking actions to restrain a President woefully unfit for the ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump Plans to Renew Iran Sanctions Waivers January 11, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC President Trita Parsi issued the following statement regarding reports that President Trump will extend key sanctions waivers tomorrow as obligated by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal: “At first glance, Donald Trump’s anticipated decision to reissue sanctions waivers on Iran comes across as a retreat ...
  • Iran Sanctions Slow Humanitarian Response to Earthquake Victims November 22, 2017
    Erin Warner
    The deadliest earthquake of 2017 struck Sunday in Iran, killing over 500 people, injuring almost 8,000 more and leaving roughly 70,000 people homeless. Worse still, the Iranian government’s relief efforts have been slow, heightening the people’s need for additional relief. Fortunately, in 2013 the Treasury Department issued a general license ...
  • Sanders Calls for Sanctions Relief to Assist Iran Earthquake Recovery November 17, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Thank you to Senator Bernie Sanders for spearheading a letter to ask for an easing on sanctions on Iranian earthquake victims
  • FAQ on Iranian Earthquake Relief November 13, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    As Iranian Americans, our hearts go out to all of those who were impacted by yesterday’s tragic earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border. Initial reporting indicates that it is the deadliest earthquake of 2017, with hundreds dead and thousands injured, and many more who have lost everything. Like with prior earthquakes ...
  • NIAC Deplores Trump’s Push to Violate Iran Nuclear Deal October 13, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    “Congress must step in and make it clear that it will restrain this President and that the U.S. is fully committed to upholding its word on the Iran deal” said Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council.
  • European Ambassadors Defend Iran Nuclear Deal September 29, 2017
    Ciera DehmandSeena Soltanzad
    “This agreement is a success, “ asserted European Union Ambassador to the U.S. David O’Sullivan in defense of the Iran nuclear deal on Monday. “ needs to be maintained, nurtured, needs to be strictly scrutinized to make sure that everyone, and that includes all the people who signed up to ...
  • Congressional Republicans Force Votes on Iran Deal, Pass on Muslim Ban September 15, 2017
    Ciera DehmandErin Warner
    With votes to bar aircraft sales and destabilize the nuclear accord, in addition to once again blocking votes on Trump’s discriminatory ban, Congressional Republicans are proving they are in lock step with the worst elements of the White House agenda.
  • Trump Still on Course to Kill Iran Nuclear Deal Despite Sanctions Waivers September 14, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    Trita Parsi, President of NIAC, issued the following statement regarding reports that the President will renew sanctions waivers pursuant to U.S. obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):
  • NIAC Statement on IAEA Report Confirming Iran’s Compliance with the JCPOA August 31, 2017
    NIAC Press Release
    The IAEA has once again affirmed what everyone outside of the White House appears to know: that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal.
  • NIAC Statement on Apple’s Decision to Restrict Iranian-Made Apps August 25, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    Apple’s decision to restrict mobile apps made by Iranian developers may be an overly cautious approach to U.S. sanctions compliance that undermines U.S. interests by limiting the Iranian people’s access to technologies used for personal communication.