Iran Sanctions

  • 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.
  • Trump’s Plan To Kill The Iran Deal? Outsourcing August 24, 2017
    Reza MarashiReza MarashiTyler CullisTyler Cullis
    It’s no coincidence that those advocating the so-called ‘middle ground’ approach have also been pushing for war with Iran.
  • NIAC: ‘Trump’s Violations of the Iran Deal Begets Unfortunate But Predictable Iranian Response’ August 15, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    “It should now be clear that Donald Trump’s moves to violate and hold certification of the Iran nuclear deal in doubt are actively destabilizing the accord.
  • Trump Only Has Two Options on the Iran Nuclear Deal August 8, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Ideological opponents of the JCPOA, such as Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK), Marco Rubio (R-FL), David Perdue (R-GA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as well as the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s Mark Dubowitz are urging Trump to withhold certification that Iran is in compliance with the JCPOA and that U.S. compliance ...
  • Bernie’s Vote on Sanctions Was About Protecting the Iran Deal from Trump July 30, 2017
    Ida Adibi
    This week, when the Senate voted 98-2 to pass new sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea, the only Senators to vote against the measure were Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY). While the Russia sanctions were the focus of nearly every big media outlet’s headlines, it is the ...
  • The Mask Is Off: Trump Is Seeking War with Iran July 28, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Something extraordinary has happened in Washington. President Donald Trump has made it clear, in no uncertain terms and with no effort to disguise his duplicity, that he will claim that Tehran is cheating on the nuclear deal by October—the facts be damned. In short, the fix is in. Trump will ...
  • NIAC Statement on the Trump Administration’s Undermining of the JCPOA July 18, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “While the Trump administration certified Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA with one hand today, it continues to undermine the nuclear accord with the other by undermining the sanctions relief process. Though Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA has been certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as all ...
  • War With Iran is Back on the Table – Thanks to Trump July 17, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    On the two-year anniversary of the historic Iran nuclear deal, Washington is abuzz with renewed calls for confrontation with Tehran. President Donald Trump should roll back Iranian influence through pressure and sanctions, the argument goes. Some even suggest pressure can lead to regime change, failing to see the contradiction in ...
  • Trump Is Violating The Iran Deal July 14, 2017
    Tyler CullisTyler CullisReza MarashiReza Marashi
    With two years of successful implementation in the books, Washington should be celebrating the anniversary of a historic Iran nuclear deal. Instead, President Trump is violating the pact and prompting its demise. With each passing day, it becomes less plausible that his violations are mistakes rather than malicious. This is ...
  • NIAC Congratulates the P5+1 and Iran on the Two Year Anniversary of the Nuclear Deal July 13, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “We congratulate the United States, Iran, and the P5+1 on their choice to remain committed to peace over war and continue to preserve the landmark nuclear deal reached two years ago. It is a testament that vigilant diplomacy will always outshine militarism. The JCPOA is perhaps the most important ...
  • How Do You Measure Commitment To The Iran Nuclear Deal? July 3, 2017
    As the two-year anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) approaches, uncertainty over the Trump administration’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal is growing, heightening the tensions in the Middle East. At a Senate hearing on June 13, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson remarked that although Iran was ...
  • Iran’s May 19 Election: A Mandate for Moderation May 26, 2017
    The Iranian people are pushing their country in a positive direction, demanding greater openness at home and engagement with the world. It is vital that the United States not stand in their way.