Issues

  • Stephen Kinzer on Trump’s Iran Policies July 20, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    We asked Stephen Kinzer, author of All The Shah’s Men, about his thoughts on Trump and Pompeo’s Iran policies. Watch what he said.
  • Why Trump’s Hawks Back the MEK Terrorist Cult July 20, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    How an organization that was only delisted by the US Department of State as a terrorist group in 2012 could so soon after win influential friends at the heart of America’s current administration is the strange and sinister story of the Mujahedin-e Khalq, better known by its initials, MEK.
  • Sign Our Open Letter to Pompeo July 19, 2018
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    Sign this open letter to urge Pompeo to cease all efforts to destabilize Iran, repeating the costly mistake the US committed in Iraq. If the Trump administration truly wishes to help the people of Iran, they should lift the Travel ban, adhere to the Iran nuclear deal—the JCPOA—and provide the ...
  • NIAC Hiring Office Administrator July 19, 2018
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    NIAC is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated Office Administrator to join our team.
  • Pompeo and Trump Plan to Exploit and Silence Iranian Americans July 16, 2018
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    “The quest for human rights and democracy in Iran can only be owned by the Iranian people. It cannot be owned by the U.S., Israel, or Saudi Arabia. It cannot be decided by Iran’s government or even Iranian exiles.
  • NIAC Welcomes Appointment of New Iran Human Rights Rapporteur July 6, 2018
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    The appointment of Dr. Rehman to serve as the next Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran will ensure the continuation of important and neutral work aimed at holding Iran’s government accountable to its international human rights obligations.
  • Analyzing the Supreme Court Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban June 27, 2018
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    The opinion of the Court was delivered by Justice Roberts and joined by Justices Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch to uphold the latest iteration of the Muslim Ban. This means that the case returns to the lower court for additional litigation but the Muslim Ban will remain in effect for ...
  • What You Need to Know about Trump’s Muslim Ban After SCOTUS June 27, 2018
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    This Question & Answers page is designed to answer your questions in regard to Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 after the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold it on June 26th.
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Experts Available to Discuss Trump’s Muslim Ban June 26, 2018
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    Experts from the National Iranian American Council are available to discuss the Supreme Court’s outrageous decision to uphold Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and the necessity for Congress to take action to end the ban once and for all.
  • NIAC Outraged by Supreme Court Decision Upholding Muslim Ban June 26, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “The effort to end the Muslim Ban is far from over. We will do everything in our power to organize our community and collaborate with other communities to ensure that Trump’s shameful policy is repealed by Congress.”
  • Nike Petition Update: Demanding Accountability from Nike June 25, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Though our petition has not received a response yet, we wanted to let you know that we are putting additional pressure on Nike. We have sent their CEO, Mark Parker, a letter detailing our concerns and asking for answers. You can find an excerpt of the letter below.
  • Restrictions on Mailing Items to Iran Have Been Lifted! June 13, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    In short, it appears that government agencies have reverted back to the enforcement of regulations that existed prior to August 2017. Iranian Americans should once again be able to ship permissible items to Iran via the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Iran is Not North Korea: Trump’s Regional Allies Prefer Civil War to Peace June 13, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Unlike with Pyongyang, America’s allies in the region are not interested in a diplomatic solution to the Iran issue.
  • NIAC Strongly Condemns the Iranian Judiciary’s Detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh June 13, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trita Parsi Phone: 202-386-6325 Email: tparsi@niacouncil.org Washington, D.C. – Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding Nasrin Sotoudeh’s unjust arrest and detention in Evin Prison: “NIAC strongly condemns the Iranian judiciary’s detention of Sotoudeh and calls for the immediate release of her and all prisoners ...
  • Dollar-Clearing Battle: First Step to Killing Iran Nuclear Deal June 12, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Lawmakers and advocacy groups undertook many steps to weaken the Iran nuclear deal during the Obama era to set up President Trump’s unilateral termination. Last week, Republicans on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a 50-page report delving into the Obama administration’s efforts in early 2016 to ensure that Iran was able ...