Iran Sanctions

  • NIAC Concerned That U.S. Banks are Denying Financial Services to Iranians in the U.S. January 9, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    chase-bank-2017Over the past few years, Iranian visa-holders resident in the United States have seen their bank accounts at U.S. financial institutions shuttered as a result of U.S. sanctions. The most recent case is that of Chase Bank, where NIAC has learned that Chase is closing the bank accounts of Iranian ...
  • New Congress Already Pushing Iran Deal Killers January 4, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    congress imgOne of the first actions that House lawmaker Alcee Hastings (D-FL) decided to take in the Trump-era is to authorize the new President to bomb Iran. Hastings, who along with his colleagues in the 115th Congress was just sworn in earlier this week, was one of a small minority of ...
  • If You Thought 2016 Was Bad in the Middle East – Brace Yourself for 2017 December 28, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    0q3a1550-copyIt is difficult to be optimistic about the Middle East in 2017. With the bloodshed in Aleppo, Mosul, Yemen and elsewhere in the region, the anger, hatred and sectarian divides have only grown deeper. Indeed, while some point to Tehran celebrating its victory in Aleppo, success on the battlefield is coupled with ...
  • U.S. Treasury Eases Humanitarian Trade with Iran December 22, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    niac logoWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement following OFAC’s amendments to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR): “We are encouraged by OFAC’s proactive steps to ensure U.S. companies are actually able to utilize humanitarian exceptions to the trade embargo with Iran. OFAC’s amendments to the ...
  • NIAC Welcomes OFAC’s Efforts to Clarify Iran Sanctions-Lifting December 15, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    ofac-treasury-623x420Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement following OFAC’s amendments to the Iran-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): “We applaud OFAC for taking a significant step towards fully realizing the U.S.’s JCPOA commitments and providing guidance intended to reduce the risk for non-U.S. banks and companies ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Reaction to U.S. Sanctions Renewal December 13, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released a statement regarding reports that Iran has ordered its Atomic Energy Organization to begin studies on nuclear-propelled ships in reaction to the U.S.’s extension of the Iran Sanctions Act:
  • Report: Iran Sanctions Cost US Economy up to $272 Billion December 13, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    losing-more-billions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trita Parsi Phone: 202-386-6325 Email: tparsi@niacouncil.org New report details massive lost U.S. job opportunities due to Iran sanctions Washington, DC – U.S. sanctions on Iran have carried a significant cost to the U.S. economy, a new report published by the National Iranian American Council today finds. Losing ...
  • Trump CIA Pick Hyped Facts On Iran, Downplayed Costs Of War November 24, 2016
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    congress-benghazi2-1Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), President-elect Trump’s nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has earned a reputation in Washington as a hawkish, partisan fighter unafraid to express his views. Given Trump’s lack of experience on foreign policy, both he and the President-elect’s other key national security advisors could go ...
  • NIAC Panel Explores Iran Policy Under Trump Administration November 21, 2016
    Christian Jepsen
    Potus-report-imageThe incoming Trump administration must double down on Iran diplomacy to resolve remaining tensions in the region, not discard the nuclear deal, according to a new report released by NIAC. “The overarching theme of US policy in this part of the world for several decades now is premised on ...
  • House Votes on Two Iran Bills After Trump Election November 18, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Congress1-700x426Washington, DC – In its first week in session following the election of Donald Trump, the House of Representatives passed two bills that further stoked anxieties about the U.S. commitment to upholding the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • Trump Should Build on Iran Deal — Not Rip it Up November 17, 2016
    Reza MarashiReza MarashiTrita ParsiTrita Parsi
    screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-11-45-35-amAs Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, he will be the latest in a long line of Presidents to inherit Middle East security challenges.
  • Maximizing the Opening with Iran: How President Trump Can Secure American Interests in the Middle East November 15, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-4-23-31-pmIt lies in the interest of the United States to build on the Iran nuclear deal to resolve remaining tensions with Iran and help stabilize the Middle East, argues a new report signed by 76 national security experts and published by the National Iranian American Council.
  • New York Times: 76 Experts Urge Donald Trump to Keep Iran Deal November 14, 2016
    NIAC in the News
    t_logo_291_black“Trump may have been critical of the Iran deal during the campaign, but he will need the deal to remain intact to achieve his other stated goals,” Trita Parsi, the president of the council, said in a statement. //
  • Trump Hasn’t Mastered the Art of Killing the Iran Deal November 11, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    President-Elect TrumpAmerica has never known so little about a president-elect. After Trump ran a campaign almost completely void of substance, speculation about his positions regarding key national security issues is doomed to be based on nothing more than slogans and tweets.
  • LA Fundraiser a Success! November 4, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    THANK YOU to all who helped make NIAC’s October 22nd Los Angeles fundraiser a huge success! With your support, NIAC is stronger and better equipped to advocate on behalf of our community, to combat visa waiver discrimination laws and strengthen diplomacy! Thanks to our generous Los Angeles supporters, we exceeded ...