Issues

  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Iran Deal Ultimatum January 12, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC President Trita Parsi released the following statement after President Trump coupled a reissuance of sanctions waivers with new sanctions on Iran: “President Trump’s statement today is little more than a temporary stay of execution. He has once again threatened to kill the Iran nuclear accord outright if Congress and ...
  • 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 ...
  • NIAC Calls for Release of Demonstrators January 11, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, D.C. – National Iranian American Council issued the following statement: “We reiterate our call on the Iranian government to honor its human rights obligations, including by releasing all prisoners of conscience. The government has detained thousands of Iranians in the midst of the demonstrations and at least 2 have died ...
  • How Trump Could Use the Iran Protests to Kill the Nuke Deal January 11, 2018
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    At a time when Iranian citizens are demanding political, social, and economic dignity, the Trump administration is actively taking steps to worsen their lot.
  • America’s Relationship With Europe: Collateral Damage if Trump Kills the Iran Deal January 10, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    What was once only whispered is now clearly said: Europe is readying itself for a post-American world, even after the end of the Donald Trump era. And in a surprising twist, the fate of the U.S.-European Union axis may come down to what Trump decides to do with the Iran ...
  • Will Trump Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal This Week? China Better Watch Out January 10, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    A key decision by the US president is due by Friday, and could put his country on an almost inevitable path towards more conflict in the Middle East
  • Media Availability: Experts Available to Discuss Iran Protests, Trump’s Iran Nuclear Deal Decision January 8, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Experts from the National Iranian American Council are available to discuss the protests in Iran and President Trump’s upcoming decision on whether or not to certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal
  • These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests January 4, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Trump’s threats to kill the nuclear deal have inhibited investment, leading to continued economic distress—but it was the Iranian government’s leaked budget that enraged the public.
  • There’s Something Different About These Iran Protests January 1, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught off guard is because these protests appear quite different from their 2009 predecessor — in terms ...
  • Iran Protests: Civil Rights Movement Or Revolution? December 31, 2017
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    As things currently stand, these protests more closely resemble a continuation of Iran’s long-standing civil rights movement rather than an attempt to overthrow the government.
  • NIAC Statement on Iran Demonstrations December 28, 2017
    NIAC Press Release
    Washington, D.C. – National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi issued the following statement: “Like many, we have been monitoring the situation in Iran very closely and been in touch with people on the ground. We reiterate our call to the Iranian government to uphold its international human rights obligations, including ...
  • NIAC Applauds 9th Circuit for Ruling Against Muslim Ban (Again) December 22, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Phone: (407) 408-0494 Washington, D.C. – Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement following the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the lower court ruling blocking President Trump’s third Muslim ban: “We are reassured by ...
  • Missing The Forest, Lying About The Trees: Politico’s Attack On The Iran Deal December 20, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Make no mistake: The Iran war echo-chamber’s latest accusations against the Iranian nuclear deal are simply wrong. In a poorly sourced (non)-story, Politico falsely claims that the Obama administration went soft on the Lebanese Hezbollah and shut down an effort by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to target the organization for ...
  • Trump’s Muddled Iran Policy Is Headed For Failure December 19, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Not surprisingly, Trump’s National Security Strategy is full of hostile bluster and rhetoric with shockingly little substance – just like the President himself. On Iran, one of the primary international targets of Trump’s hostility, the document only reveals that the administration has yet to develop a coherent policy nearly a year into ...
  • NIAC Hiring Digital Communications Manager December 19, 2017
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    The Digital Communications Manager is responsible for leading and managing NIAC’s digital communications.