Iran Sanctions

  • NIAC Responds to President Trump’s Renewal of Sanction Waivers for Iran May 17, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement following the President’s renewal of sanctions waivers pursuant to U.S. obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “We welcome President Trump’s decision to adhere to the obligations of the U.S. under the JCPOA and waive nuclear-related ...
  • The Coming Crisis With Iran April 20, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    President Trump has flip-flopped many times during his first months in office. But none may be as consequential as his decision on April 18 to certify that Iran is abiding by the nuclear deal of 2015, paving the way for further waiving of sanctions. In just a few months, Mr. ...
  • Boeing Deal is Win For U.S. Jobs and Ordinary Iranians’ Safety April 4, 2017
    We welcome this agreement that will help sustain and create jobs in the U.S. and improve the safety of Iran’s aging commercial airliner fleet. Combined with Boeing’s previous $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air that was finalized late last year, this deal is a win-win that will benefit the American ...
  • Bolton: Designate IRGC a Terrorist Organization to Kill Nuclear Deal February 10, 2017
    Adam Weinstein
    John Bolton, a former UN ambassador under George W. Bush, indicated that a terror designation for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) would be a sound way to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Bolton’s provocative remarks were at a panel hosted by the Jewish Institute for National Security ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Iran Sanctions Designations February 3, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
            The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran following its ballistic missile test: “The Trump administration is following a dangerous escalatory path with Iran without any diplomatic approach or exit strategy. It’s far easier to provoke crises ...
  • NIAC Concerned That U.S. Banks are Denying Financial Services to Iranians in the U.S. January 9, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Over 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
    One 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
    It 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
    Washington, 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
    Washington, 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
    Washington, 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
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trita Parsi Phone: 202-386-6325 Email: 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
    Rep. 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
    The 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
    Washington, 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).