Issues

  • From the Hill: NIAC Asks if the U.S. and Iran are on a Collision Course October 18, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC Policy BriefWashington, DC – The Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran risk “impoverishing the Iranian middle class, crushing the Iranian civil society and eliminating prospects for peaceful democratic change,” warned Sina Toossi. “It is really creating a destructive situation internally.” Toossi was speaking at a briefing on Capitol Hill examining the Trump administration’s ...
  • Response to Lindsey Graham’s Racist Remark on Fox & Friends October 16, 2018
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    “It is absolutely disgusting for Senator Graham to state on Fox and Friends that it would be ‘terrible’ to discover that he had Iranian ancestry from a DNA test. This is not the first time that Graham has made bigoted remarks about Iranians. In 2015, he said ‘I know Iranians ...
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 8th October 12, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Iran this week made progress towards passing legislation that would allow it to meet anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
  • US-Led Regime Change is not the Path October 11, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    By abandoning President Obama’s engagement track, which alleviated the proliferation risk of Iran’s nuclear program and initiated Iran’s reintegration into the global economy, Trump is closing all diplomatic doors and pursuing a conflict that will devastate one group above all: the Iranian people.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of October 1st October 4, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    After months of fluctuations and steady devaluation, the Iranian Rial rebounded sharply against the dollar this week. Analysts attributed the currency’s strengthening to multiple factors, from new authorities given to the Central Bank to currency speculators offloading dollars to maximize profits.
  • ICJ Orders US to Provide Licenses for Food, Medicine, and Civil Aviation in Iran October 3, 2018
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    Washington, DC – NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the International Court of Justice ruled that the U.S. must provide licenses for transactions related to medicine, food, civil aviation, and other humanitarian grounds: “Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) reflects the consensus of the international ...
  • NIAC Hiring Communications Director October 2, 2018
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    The Communications Director will lead and manage NIAC’s strategic communications and marketing efforts.
  • NIAC Condemns John Bolton’s Saber Rattling September 26, 2018
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    The National Iranian American Council condemned National Security Advisor John Bolton’s saber rattling speech outside the UN in which he ominously threatened that ‘there will be hell to pay’ for Iran.
  • Iran Experts Applaud International Community’s Support for JCPOA, Condemn Trump’s Unilateral Bullying of Iran September 26, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Unfortunately, Trump and his team of warhawks are uninfluenced by global opinion, and have inflicted economic pain in Iran, and allied countries, through unilateral bullying.
  • The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war September 23, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Iran has been hit by yet another terrorist attack. At least 29 people were killed in the southwestern city of Ahvaz when gunmen opened fire on a crowd watching a military parade on Iran’s equivalent of Memorial Day.
  • NIAC Condemns Outrageous Terror Attack in Ahvaz September 22, 2018
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    “Tragically, terrorists have again struck inside Iran, killing dozens of civilians at a military parade in Ahvaz. The National Iranian American Council condemns this act of terror and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Just as the Iranian people have mourned the loss of Americans ...
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 17th September 21, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    After weeks of uncertainty and debate about whether President Hassan Rouhani would attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), it was confirmed this week that he will travel to New York on Sunday for the annual gathering alongside Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
  • NIAC Sends Letter on Long Administrative Processing for Student Visas September 19, 2018
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    NIAC wrote to the Bureau of Consular Affairs and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in regard to reports of long administrative processing times for Iranian students, including visa renewals for those who have already began studying in the U.S, requesting to meet with the offices. Read the letter in its entirety.
  • Trump’s Iran Endgame Undermines Major US Security Interests September 17, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    President Donald Trump’s approach is slated to impoverish the Iranian population, cripple Iranian civil society, and eliminate prospects for peaceful democratic change. Indeed, state collapse and domestic turmoil loom larger on the horizon.
  • Sanctions Bar Educational Platform from Servicing Iranians September 14, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    After sending an open letter to the company, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has been working with edX to resolve complications arising from the suspension.