Iran Sanctions

  • NIAC Statement on First Anniversary of the Finalization of the Iran Nuclear Accord July 14, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
          NIAC President Trita Parsi released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the finalization of the Iran nuclear accord: “Today marks a full year since the U.S. and Iran, along with world powers, concluded marathon negotiations in the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The accord has succeeded ...
  • It’s pointless to be the last country sanctioning Iran July 12, 2016
    Tyler CullisTyler CullisTrita ParsiTrita Parsi
    In 1971, President Richard Nixon lifted the United States’ trade embargo of China — a decisive turn in U.S.-China relations that was part of a broader rapprochement. In doing so, the Nixon administration bet that American interests were best served with a globally integrated China, rather than one that remained ...
  • The Iran Deal Worked July 11, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    A year has passed since diplomats from Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States; plus Germany) defied conventional wisdom and struck a deal aimed at both preventing Iran from getting the bomb and preventing it from getting bombed.
  • Iran Takes Positive Steps to Resolve Banking Issues, Clears Hurdles for Sanctions Relief June 24, 2016
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Tyler Cullis, Legal Fellow at the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement following FATF’s decision to suspend its call for Member-States and other jurisdictions to impose countermeasures against Iran: NIAC welcomes the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) recognition of positive steps taken by Iran to resolve concerns regarding its ...
  • The Guardian: Iran announces deal worth billions to buy up to 100 Boeing aircraft June 17, 2016
    NIAC in the News
    Trita Parsi from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) welcomed the news about a pending deal with Boeing. “For too long, ordinary Iranian lives have been placed at risk because sanctions have prevented Iran from repairing and replenishing its civilian airline fleet,” he said. “This has directly led to Iran ...
  • The Obama Administration Needs to Double Down on the Iran Deal June 16, 2016
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    President Barack Obama spent enormous political capital to cement an agreement with Iran that constrained its nuclear program for more than a decade. That agreement, however, is now at risk of unraveling.
  • NIAC Welcomes Humanitarian Benefits of Pending Boeing Sale to Iran June 14, 2016
    NIAC Press Release
            National Iranian American Council (NIAC) President Trita Parsi released the following statement after reports indicated that Boeing has reached a preliminary agreement for the sale of civilian passenger aircraft to Iran: “NIAC applauds the news that Boeing and Iran Air have reached a preliminary agreement for the sale of 100 civilian passenger aircraft ...
  • Ayotte Pushes for New Iran Sanctions in Must-Pass Defense Bill May 27, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is leading a group of 19 Senate Republicans who plan to attach new Iran sanctions legislation to an annual Defense bill currently being debated, representing the latest salvo against the Iran deal from Congressional hawks.
  • Let’s Talk Iran (and stuff): Erich Ferrari, Sanctions, and You. May 5, 2016
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    When it comes to sanctions law, Erich Ferrari is one of the best in the business. From DC to Dubai and everywhere in between, he helps his clients appeal U.S. government decisions to freeze their assets and cut them off from America’s financial system. He is also a man ...
  • Clinton and Sanders Campaigns Debate the Issues at NIAC, UMD Debate May 2, 2016
    Shervin Vahedi
      Washington, DC – As part of its “Beshkan” campaign urging Iranian Americans to register to vote, NIAC, in cooperation with the University of Maryland’s Center for International & Security Studies (CISSM), organized a Democratic surrogate debate focusing solely on foreign policy issues. Former Under Secretary of State Lawrence Korb represented ...
  • How Clinton Can Woo Back Iranian Americans April 28, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita ParsiRyan CostelloRyan Costello
    Let the wooing begin. After her big win on Tuesday, Secretary Hillary Clinton has shifted her focus to the general election. And with that comes the task of uniting the party and wooing the Bernie Sanders supporters to her side. It won’t be easy – her pro-interventionist track record or ...
  • NIAC and PayPal Take Steps to Address Payment Concerns Within Venmo April 19, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”) and PayPal Inc. issued the following joint statement regarding certain difficulties Iranian Americans were having using Venmo during the Persian New Year: During the recent Persian New Year (“Norooz”), some Iranian Americans ran into difficulties while trying to send certain ...
  • Top U.S. Sanctions Official: Iran Must See Promised Sanctions Relief April 14, 2016
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    As analysts warn that some U.S. sanctions continue to deny Iran the practical benefits of sanctions relief under the nuclear deal, the Treasury Department’s top sanctions enforcer made the case on Wednesday for why the U.S. must ensure Iran receives promised relief.
  • Can Iran Get Out of Its Own Way? February 1, 2016
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    Iran wasted no time seizing its newfound diplomatic maneuverability. Two weeks after its nuclear deal with global powers was implemented, President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Italy and France with a clear message to the world: Iran is open for business. De-escalating tensions with the West facilitated $55 billion worth of ...
  • 3 Steps to Ensure U.S.-Iran Dialogue Continues Under Future Administrations January 20, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita ParsiTyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Doubting the power of diplomacy is like doubting climate change at this point. Despite the skepticism Barack Obama faced in the 2008 elections for his willingness to talk to adversaries — including accusations of naiveté from Democratic and Republican rivals alike, Obama’s diplomacy has now both prevented a disastrous war ...