Issues

  • NIAC Seeking Fundraising Professional October 19, 2017
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    The National Iranian American Council is seeking a fundraising professional for immediate hire.
  • NIAC Panel Addresses Trump’s Threats to Iran Deal on Capitol Hill October 18, 2017
    Ciera DehmandSeena Soltanzad
    “I actually disagree with the notion that we need to constantly have the assumption, and the presumption that Iran is just doggedly in pursuit of a nuclear weapon,” argued John Glaser of CATO. Glaser raised concerns that there is a biased perception on both sides of the political spectrum in ...
  • BREAKING: IAAB v. Trump Team Praises Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 18, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    According to Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council: “We applaud the court’s decision in blocking this unconstitutional third attempt at a Muslim Ban.  This latest travel ban is little more than a dangerous effort to target Iranians and Muslims, unjustified by any credible national security concerns. The ...
  • Muslim Ban 3 Blocked! Help Us Keep Winning October 18, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    A Maryland Judge granted our Motion for Preliminary Injunction blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 from going into effect for the duration of our lawsuit!
  • We Just Fully Blocked Muslim Ban 3.0! October 18, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    Demonstrators spell out "# No Muslim Ban" during the "Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Brian SnyderEnforcement of Muslim Ban 3.0 will remain blocked for the duration of the lawsuit filed by NIAC, Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Covington Burling LLP, on behalf of Iranian Alliances Across Borders and individual plaintiffs.
  • NIAC Encouraged By Hawaii Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 17, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    The Hawaii U.S. District Court blocked Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 from going into effect nationwide.
  • The Three Most Troubling Falsehoods in Trump’s Iran Speech October 17, 2017
    Adam Weinstein
    Congress now bears the responsibility for the future of the Iran deal and it will largely be reviewing it through the dishonest framing President Trump set during his decertification speech last week.
  • Rohrabacher Urges U.S. to Instigate Ethnic Tensions in Iran October 17, 2017
    Erin Warner
    s Donald Trump considers whether to tear up the Iran deal and escalate tensions with Iran, some in Congress are pushing for an approach focused on U.S.-led regime change.
  • Former Negotiator: Seeking to Unilaterally Alter Terms Risks Nuclear Deal Collapse October 17, 2017
    Erin Warner
    “We need to know what we will do in advance, and that includes potentially striking (Iran) in their homeland,” said James Jeffrey, Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Four Underappreciated Dangers from Trump’s Iran Deal Decision October 14, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Trump’s Iran speech sets the Iran nuclear deal, which is working and supported by his own national security team, firmly in the crosshairs. If Congress does not pass deal-killing legislation, Trump has vowed to terminate the accord himself.
  • NIAC Deplores Trump’s Push to Violate Iran Nuclear Deal October 13, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    “Congress must step in and make it clear that it will restrain this President and that the U.S. is fully committed to upholding its word on the Iran deal” said Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council.
  • Trump Risks War with Iran through Reckless Nuclear Deal Decision October 12, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, DC – Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council and author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s failed certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “Trump’s failed certification of the Iran nuclear deal ...
  • Memo: Potential Economic Fallout of a U.S. Exit from the JCPOA October 12, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    Our latest memo on the negative consequences that would occur if Congress reimposes nuclear sanctions on Iran.
  • 5 Reasons Why Trump Is Moving Towards War With Iran October 12, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Trump’s confrontation with Iran is a war of choice, not a war of necessity.
  • The real risk in Trump’s Iran gambit October 12, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    It’s still unclear whether Donald Trump’s expected decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will lead to the total collapse of the agreement. But the truth is that decertification is only half the story.