Iran Sanctions

  • Trump’s Sanctions Will Hurt the Wrong People in Iran August 10, 2018
    Jamal AbdiJamal AbdiSina ToossiSina Toossi
    The reality is that Trump’s pressure campaign weakens those within Iran who seek more conciliatory foreign relations and a more open political and social domestic landscape. It also empowers Tehran’s most reactionary forces.
  • Risks Rise As US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran August 7, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    This week, a set of Iran sanctions previously lifted under the Iran nuclear deal will snap back into effect as part of President Trump’s complete violation of the accord.
  • Experts Weigh in on Iran ‘Snapback’ Sanctions Going Into Effect Today August 6, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    National Iranian American Council Warns ‘Snapback’ of Sanctions Will Undermine American International Leadership, Empower Hardliners in Iran
  • Memo: Consequences of Sanctions Snapback on Iran August 6, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Because such U.S. sanctions primarily target foreign parties transacting or otherwise dealing with Iran, the Trump administration will be actively undermining efforts by the international community to act consistent with the JCPOA and ensure its survivability.
  • Pompeo and Trump Plan to Exploit and Silence Iranian Americans July 16, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “The quest for human rights and democracy in Iran can only be owned by the Iranian people. It cannot be owned by the U.S., Israel, or Saudi Arabia. It cannot be decided by Iran’s government or even Iranian exiles.
  • Dollar-Clearing Battle: First Step to Killing Iran Nuclear Deal June 12, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Lawmakers and advocacy groups undertook many steps to weaken the Iran nuclear deal during the Obama era to set up President Trump’s unilateral termination. Last week, Republicans on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a 50-page report delving into the Obama administration’s efforts in early 2016 to ensure that Iran was able ...
  • Iran Hawk Accuses Lawmaker of Supporting Iranian Repression During Hearing June 8, 2018
    Omeed AskaryOmeed AskaryArmin FakhraiArmin Fakhrai
    On June 6, 2018, the Subcommittee of National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform met to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Rep. Welch put hawkish witnesses on the defensive regarding U.S. options after the collapse of the JCPOA, noting the ...
  • NIAC Calls on Bank of America to End Discriminatory Practices Against Iranian Americans May 24, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC is calling on Bank of America to immediately end discriminatory practices against Iranians and Iranian Americans and to conduct a full review of its procedures related to the suspension bank accounts held by individuals of Iranian descendant.
  • Why Trump’s Strategy for Iran Is Likely to Lead to War May 23, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    His hopes for a “better deal” are based on the myth—partly encouraged by Obama—that sanctions forced Iran to come to terms in 2015.
  • Iran’s Leadership After Trump Abandons The JCPOA May 22, 2018
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    With Donald Trump abandoning the JCPOA, all eyes are now on Tehran. How will Trump’s unilateralism affect the balance of power in Iranian politics?
  • NIAC Statement on Designation of CBI Officials May 15, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – NIAC Vice President for Policy Jamal Abdi issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s designation of the governor and a senior official of the Central Bank of Iran:
  • Trump Vindicates Iranian Hardliners And Victimizes Ordinary Citizens May 8, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan CostelloTrita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Now the hardline narrative ― that the United States cannot be trusted and will never lift the sanctions ― has been vindicated by Trump’s shortsighted and self-serving decision to abrogate the nuclear accord.
  • That Was No Typo On Iran’s Nuclear Program May 2, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Unless policymakers take action to halt Bolton’s playbook for war and regime change, the U.S. will soon be leading yet another disastrous war of choice that would further devastate a region still reeling from the aftershocks of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  • Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: Consequences of Trump’s May 12 Iran Deal Decision April 30, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    President Trump has threatened to put the U.S. into material breach of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by failing to renew nuclear sanctions waivers by the May 12 deadline.
  • NIAC Pushes for Broader Sanctions Exemptions for Humanitarian Relief April 27, 2018
    Anya Raadam
    On March 22, the Department of Treasury solicited feedback on the effectiveness of its current licensing procedures for humanitarian aid to Iran and Sudan. Given the importance of this issue to both the people of Iran and the Iranian-American community, NIAC submitted comments recommending opportunities for improvements, including by encouraging ...