Iran Sanctions

  • U.S. Sidelines Itself in the Rush to Iran January 19, 2016
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    The lifting of sanctions on Iran is an important milestone that has the potential to herald a new era in political and economic relations between Iran and the West. The big question on the table now, however, is whether the United States will be a part of this new era ...
  • NIAC Applauds Implementation Day Milestone for Iran Nuclear Accord January 16, 2016
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
                 Washington, DC – NIAC Policy Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement ahead of the expected announcement that the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have reached “Implementation Day,” a major milestone in which Iran has completed key nuclear concessions and the international community eases nuclear-related sanctions ...
  • Iran Sanctions Bill Hits Partisan and Procedural Snags in House January 14, 2016
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    The House of Representatives narrowly voted to block the President from lifting sanctions on Iran on Wednesday before, minutes later, nullifying it and scheduling a rare “re-vote” for when lawmakers return later this month.
  • Can the Iran Accord Survive New Challenges? December 31, 2015
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    While Iran has swiftly moved to comply with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multilateral nuclear accord struck in July, hardliners in both Iran and the U.S. have already succeeded in provoking actions that threaten to poison the atmosphere for the deal’s implementation. As the agreement enters ...
  • Together With NIAC, An Incredible Year of Accomplishments December 30, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Dear friends, Looking back, there’s no question: this has been a historic year of accomplishments for our community. Here’s what we accomplished together in 2015: We helped secure a historic nuclear deal with Iran that prevented both war and nuclear proliferation. We helped lead effort to win the necessary votes for the nuclear deal ...
  • Text: Sec. Kerry Letter to Zarif Regarding Visa Waiver Reform December 20, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Secretary Kerry’s letter to the Iranian Foreign Minister reassuring Iran that recently passed visa reforms would not threaten U.S. JCPOA commitments.
  • IAEA Report Shows Iranian Compliance with Nuclear Accord November 20, 2015
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Iran has taken the first steps to implement the nuclear accord struck with the U.S. and world powers in July, according to the latest quarterly report by the IAEA.
  • 2015 NIAC Leadership Conference: News, Videos, and Photos November 7, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Melody Safavi, Mohammad Aghebati, and Guest“In truth, many look West… They pine for what we have: connectivity, travel, commerce, science, art, life. Six thousand years of civilization does not fall away easily, and in Iran, it has not. It stands tall amongst its neighbors, and is fascinatingly different from the Arab Sunni world that ...
  • Shaheed in Washington to Discuss Human Rights in Iran After the Nuclear Deal November 4, 2015
    Carson WeaverCarson Weaver
    Washington, DC – As Iran begins to undertake its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Ahmed Shaheed – the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran – and other experts examined the challenges and opportunities for advancing human rights ...
  • U.S. Should Forge Economic Ties with Iran October 8, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler CullisAmir Handjani
    Despite the resolution of the decade-long nuclear dispute, the Obama administration has declared that the United States will not seek economic ties with Iran, thwarting the hopes of the U.S. commercial sector and Iran’s young population. Instead of changing the paradigm that has existed in U.S. policy towards Iran – ...
  • After Review Period, Further Congressional Obstruction on Iran October 2, 2015
    Sahar KianSahar Kian
    While the Congressional Review Period for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ended September 17 and the parties prepare to implement the nuclear deal, the debate in Congress has continued on. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed one bill threatening the deal, which received a veto threat from ...
  • Parsing the Latest Version of the Cardin Bill September 25, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), one of four Senate Democrats to publicly disapprove of the nuclear accord reached between the United States, other major world powers, and Iran, promised legislation to provide for congressional oversight of the nuclear agreement and to push back against Iran’s activities in the Middle East. Yesterday, ...
  • Inside Cardin’s Anti-Deal Legislation September 8, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    In tandem with the announcement of his opposition to the Iran nuclear accord last week, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) declared his intent to introduce new legislation aimed at forging a “functional, bipartisan approach to Iran” in the wake of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) reached between the U.S., ...
  • For Iran Deal, Surviving Congress is Just the First Step September 2, 2015
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    The Iran nuclear deal, more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, may be the most consequential, comprehensive, and politically fraught diplomatic agreements in modern history.
  • Iranian Americans Firmly Support the Iran Nuclear Deal August 12, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    The nuclear deal with Iran has brought to the surface — perhaps even caused — divisions within the Democratic Party and the Jewish American community. While most polls show that American Jews strongly support the nuclear deal, organized Jewish groups are more divided with AIPAC and J Street on the ...