Iran Sanctions

  • 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.
  • 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 ...