Issues

  • Iranian Officials Deny Losing Drone July 19, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers Iranian officials denying the loss of a drone, a political prisoner’s letter on prison conditions, and more!
  • Iran Further Reduces Compliance with JCPOA July 12, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers Iran further reducing JCPOA compliance, a top French diplomat’s visit to Iran, and more.
  • Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist July 3, 2019
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    The Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist (“Digital Specialist”) is responsible for leading and managing NIAC’s digital communications and marketing presence, including its website, social media, videos, graphics, and other online and printed materials.
  • We Iranian-Americans Know the Price of War. We Can’t Let it Happen Again. July 2, 2019
    Jamal AbdiJamal AbdiFarshad FarahatFarshad Farahat
    Americans of Iranian descent know the price of war only too well.
  • NIAC Statement on Iran Surpassing Enriched Uranium Stockpile Limit July 1, 2019
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    In response to reports that Iran has surpassed the enriched uranium stockpile limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement: “The consequences of President Trump’s abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal ...
  • NIAC Applauds Open Letter Signed by Over 100 Iranian Human Rights Defenders Expressing Concern over U.S.-Iran Tensions June 27, 2019
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    The San Francisco-based human rights group, United For Iran, published a letter signed by over 100 Iranian human rights advocates expressing concern against further U.S. escalation with Iran. The letter expresses “grave concerns over the rising tension between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which risks a ...
  • Professors Call for Freedom of Detained Environmentalists June 26, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers a call from prominent Iranian university professors to free detained environmentalists, outrage over a video of a police beating, reaction to new U.S. sanctions and more.
  • How to Deescalate the Dangerous Iran Standoff June 24, 2019
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    The “maximum pressure” campaign, initiated by the Trump Administration under the stewardship of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, has brought the U.S. and Iran to the brink of war. While President Trump apparently reversed course on his decision to launch strikes following Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, the ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Imposition of New Iran Sanctions June 24, 2019
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    WASHINGTON DC – Moments ago President Donald Trump signed off on an executive order imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran following increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran last week. The sanctions target Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei and senior commanders from the Revolutionary Guard’s Navy, Aerospace, and ...
  • Iran Downs U.S. Drone, Will Breach Nuclear Deal’s Limits June 21, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers Iran’s shooting down of a U.S drone, new agreements between Iran and Russia, and more.
  • NIAC Urges That U.S. and Iran Practice Restraint as Tensions Escalate June 20, 2019
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 20, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org Washington DC – Following Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone, the Trump Administration, flanked by National Security Council Advisor John Bolton, are reportedly exploring retaliatory measures the U.S. could take, including military options. In response to ...
  • Al Jazeera: Jamal Abdi discusses Trump’s failed Iran policies June 20, 2019
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    Al Jazeera: Jamal Abdi discusses Trump's failed Iran policiesNIAC President Jamal Abdi joined Al Jazeera on June 20 and June 26 to discuss the U.S. failed maximum pressure campaign, the leading the U.S. into a war with Iran is the point of Bolton and Pompeo’s “maximum pressure” policy and that Democrats in Congress need to do more.
  • NIAC Statement in Response to Reports of Downed U.S. Drone June 20, 2019
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    Today, Iranian forces reportedly shot down a U.S. military drone after it had allegedly entered into Iranian territory. U.S. officials maintain that the incident occurred in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Are We in the Middle of an All-Out Campaign for War with Iran? June 17, 2019
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    While the truth behind the tanker episode may reveal itself to be exactly what Pompeo has claimed — or exposed as something more nefarious — the machinations behind a separate campaign to shore up the humanitarian case for war with Iran have already begun to unravel. And the fingerprints of ...
  • Iran’s Path to Negotiations With Trump’s America June 17, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    A year after reneging on the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump’s so-called “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran has crash-landed.