Iran Sanctions

  • Iran Sanctions After the JCPOA: Terrorism, Human Rights, Conventional Weapons and Ballistic Missiles Sanctions July 22, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    View as PDF I. Introduction            Under the Joint Plan of Action the United States, its P5+1 partners, and Iran agreed to in November 2013, the U.S. committed to lift all “nuclear-related” sanctions on a “step-by-step reciprocal basis” in return for concessions on Iran’s nuclear program should a final deal be reached.  With ...
  • House Republicans Fire Opening Salvo to Block Iran Deal July 17, 2015
    Ala Hashami-Haeri
    Washington, DC – In what is surely the first of what will be several competing attempts to try and block the nuclear deal negotiated with Iran, 166 House Republicans have introduced a resolution to block the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), even before President Obama has formally submitted the ...
  • Policy Memo: Summary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action July 17, 2015
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    On July 14, 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was secured by the P5+1 (United States, Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia) and Iran. The negotiated agreement will lift nuclear-related sanctions on Iran in exchange for constraints and inspections over Iran’s nuclear program to provide verifiable assurance that ...
  • The Take Away: Iranian Americans Celebrate a Path to Normalcy July 17, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    “You can for everything: you can go skiing in the mountains north of Tehran, or you can go to the beaches in the south. You can go to there for religious purposes because some of the most holy sites in Judaism and in Islam are found in ...
  • To The Point: A Washington Showdown with Global Significance July 17, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    “”I think one of the reasons why the Obama administration succeeded is because they actually pursued diplomacy in a respectful way and they negotiated with Iran in a very different way than others had attempted in the past. Particularly with Rouhani coming in to office, the political dimensions became much ...
  • Aljazeera America: UN Likely to Vote on Iran Deal Next Week, But Some U.S. Lawmakers Cry Foul July 17, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    Tyler Cullis, a legal fellow at the National Iranian American Council, explained that a delay period exists in the JCPOA precisely to allow for review. “ JCPOA does not come into effect until Adoption Day, which is 90 days after the new UNSCR is passed,” he said. “This delay period was ...
  • Aljazeera America: Iranian-Americans Welcome Nuclear Deal, Despite Opposition to Regime July 17, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    “This marks the end of an era in which your heritage is viewed as the number-one enemy in the society and in your new country,” says Trita Parsi, the head of the National Iranian American Council, another pro-diplomacy group. “It doesn’t mean that the U.S. and Iran are going to ...
  • Bloggingheads: Tyler Cullis on the Wright Show July 13, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    “I would expect an announcement sometime Monday afternoon or so.”
  • The Myth of the Iranian Military Giant July 13, 2015
    Trita ParsiTrita ParsiTyler CullisTyler Cullis
    You’d be forgiven for thinking that Iran, unshackled from economic sanctions, would have free rein to domineer its vulnerable Persian Gulf Arab neighbors and cause trouble for Israel. As the fearful refrain goes, if an Iran restrained by crippling sanctions has managed to assert its influence over four Arab capitals ...
  • MSNBC: Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline July 8, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    “ have come so close. They have resolved so many of the toughest issues. In fact, the issues that are remaining are not as tough. The reason why they’re negotiating so hard on them is because both sides are under so much domestic pressure to drive a really hard ...
  • NIAC Policy Memo: Dispelling Myths of Sanctions Relief Under Iran Nuclear Deal June 30, 2015
    Tyler CullisTyler Cullis
    Under the April 2nd Joint Statement issued by the United States, its P5+1 partners, and Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, the parties agreed that the principle of ‘simultaneity’ would govern each party’s implementation of a final nuclear deal. In effect, at the same time that Iran takes certain steps to constrain ...
  • New Poll finds Strong Iranian Support for a Nuclear Deal June 30, 2015
    Erin PollErin Poll
    Washington, D.C.—A recent study shows that almost six out of ten Iranians said they support Iran pursuing a deal based on the Lausanne framework agreement.  The study, which was written by Ebrahim Mohseni, Nancy Gallagher, and Clay Ramsay, and published by the University of Maryland, the University of Tehran, and ...
  • Al-Monitor: Momentum for Iran deal builds June 30, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    “At the end of the day, no one will walk away a true winner unless this deal lasts,” Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, told Al-Monitor Tuesday. //
  • Energy Voice: Iran Nuclear Deal Close to Completion, EU’s Mogherini Says June 29, 2015
    NIAC in the News
    Parsi, who said he had spoken with Iran’s negotiators, outlined the three stages that could result in a face-saving solution that recognizes both sides’ red lines: first, an agreement is made; second, a pause is taken while the U.S. Congress reviews the deal; and third, Iran receives sanctions relief after ...
  • Five Myths About the Iran Deal June 28, 2015
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    As the final round of nuclear negotiations begins here in Vienna, opponents of a deal have become schizophrenic in their efforts to torpedo it. Unable to base their objections on science or the technical facts currently being drafted, they have instead resorted to a loose mélange of poorly constructed straw ...