Issues

  • NIAC Statement on Nikki Haley’s Missile Speech December 14, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – National Iranian American Council Research Director Reza Marashi issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Nikki Haley’s presentation at the Defense Intelligence Agency accusing Iran of supplying missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen:
  • Iran’s Hard Liners Aren’t Only Ones Empowered by Trump’s Jerusalem Move December 13, 2017
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is only the latest in a series of missteps that have empowered various camps in Iran, including that of Rouhani.
  • Muslim Ban Plaintiffs Statement in Advance of IAAB v. Trump Hearing December 8, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / LINK December 8, 2017 Contact: Shayan Modarres Phone: (407) 408-0494 Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Muslim Ban Plaintiffs Statement in Advance of IAAB v. Trump Hearing Our Resolve Has Never Been Greater Washington, D.C – Today, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. will hear arguments in three related legal challenges, including Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) ...
  • FAQ on Recent Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban 3 December 6, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    What Does Yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision Mean? The Supreme Court issued a stay of the injunctions in the 9th Circuit and the 4th Circuit. What that means is that they have halted, or vacated, the lower courts’ blocks on the ban – or in other words, the Trump administration may temporarily ...
  • NIAC Frustrated with Muslim Ban Being Allowed Back into Effect December 4, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Phone: (407) 408-0494 Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”) issued the following statement on the heels of a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States moments ago to lift injunctions in the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, allowing the ...
  • Will Ancient Persian Artifacts Be Sold To The Highest Bidder? December 4, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has opposed the seizure of the tablets and has filed an amicus brief with the appellate court. NIAC has argued that victims of terror deserve to be heard – that they deserve justice. But NIAC also believes and argues that depriving millions of Iranians ...
  • Cotton, Pompeo And Trump Are A Recipe For War With Iran November 30, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan CostelloTrita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Pompeo and Cotton are close ideological allies on foreign policy and can do untold damage to U.S. national security.
  • NIAC Statement on President’s Retweet of Hate Group Videos November 29, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    President Trump retweeted a British white supremacist’s hateful videos attempting to vilify Muslims.
  • NIAC Statement on Shooting of Bijan Ghaisar November 28, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    We are deeply saddened and concerned by the shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar, an Iranian-American from Northern Virginia, at the hands of U.S. Park Police.
  • Iran Sanctions Slow Humanitarian Response to Earthquake Victims November 22, 2017
    Erin Warner
    The deadliest earthquake of 2017 struck Sunday in Iran, killing over 500 people, injuring almost 8,000 more and leaving roughly 70,000 people homeless. Worse still, the Iranian government’s relief efforts have been slow, heightening the people’s need for additional relief. Fortunately, in 2013 the Treasury Department issued a general license ...
  • Sanders Calls for Sanctions Relief to Assist Iran Earthquake Recovery November 17, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Thank you to Senator Bernie Sanders for spearheading a letter to ask for an easing on sanctions on Iranian earthquake victims
  • House Committee Renews Attack on Aircraft Sales to Iran November 16, 2017
    Seena SoltanzadErin WarnerKamran Fareedi
    “It would lead to the noncompliance of the JCPOA,” warned Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) of a new bill (H.R. 4324) targeting the sale of aircraft to Iran under the nuclear deal. “he U.S. has committed to allow commercial passenger aircraft sales to Iran. This particular bill imposes additional requirements that ...
  • U.S. House Debates Yemen War November 16, 2017
    Ciera Dehmand
    “Saudi Arabia does not share our American values. It’s time to question whether the aid we’re providing Saudi Arabia is making our country any safer,” argued Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) during Monday’s debate on a resolution (H.Res. 599) addressing the U.S. role in the Yemen conflict
  • Saudi Arabia Wants to Fight Iran to the Last American November 15, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Riyadh’s aim is to drag the United States back into the Middle East, tilting the balance back to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
  • FAQ on Iranian Earthquake Relief November 13, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    As Iranian Americans, our hearts go out to all of those who were impacted by yesterday’s tragic earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border. Initial reporting indicates that it is the deadliest earthquake of 2017, with hundreds dead and thousands injured, and many more who have lost everything. Like with prior earthquakes ...