Issues

  • Iranian Women Enter Azadi Stadium October 12, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of September 30th, 2019.
  • Iranian Women Buy Tickets for Soccer Match October 5, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of September 30th, 2019.
  • #ICYMI: NIAC’s Annual Ruby Gala in New York October 3, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    On September 26th, NIAC took New York by storm to host the organization’s annual Ruby Gala. From a diverse array of inspiring speakers to a lively cocktail hour, the evening brought together our dearest friends and our most valuable partners to celebrate the Iranian-American community’s successes over the past year.  ...
  • #ICYMI: NIAC’s Annual Sapphire Gala in Los Angeles October 3, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    On September 21st, NIAC was pleased to host its annual Sapphire Gala in Los Angeles. The evening was marked by an outstanding group of NIAC friends and allies, exceptional speakers, food and entertainment, and, of course, some laughter and levity, thanks to our master of ceremony, Iranian-American comedian K-von. 
  • Iran Passes Citizenship Law in Favor of Women October 2, 2019
    Assal Rad
    Iran’s legally codified patriarchy can be seen in its many laws that favor men to women. One such law has been on the question of citizenship.
  • Family Members of Iranian Activist Detained September 30, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Last week, Amnesty International reported that Iranian authorities arrested three members of a prominent Iranian activist and U.S. resident, Masih Alinejad, who is best known for her activism against compulsory hijab in Iran.
  • Rouhani Says US Open to Sanctions Removal September 27, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of September 23rd, 2019.
  • NIAC Statement on Rouhani’s Speech at the UN General Assembly September 25, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington DC – Today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In his remarks, Rouhani emphasized the rising tensions across the Middle East and underscored that negotiations with the United States could not move forward until sanctions are lifted.
  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Address at the UN General Assembly September 24, 2019
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org Washington DC – Today, President Donald Trump delivered his third address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) since taking the presidency. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran hit an all time high, Trump aggressively targeted ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Sanctions on Iran September 20, 2019
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    “President Trump’s recent sanctions designations appear duplicative at first glance, but in fact will likely eviscerate humanitarian trade with Iran that had already been sharply reduced following the U.S. exit from the nuclear deal. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) had continued to play a major role in existing humanitarian ...
  • Iranian Authorities Confirm Arrests of Three Australian Nationals September 17, 2019
    Assal Rad
    While the detention of dual nationals of Iranian heritage have been on the rise over the last year, Iranian authorities have also been hasty in their treatment and arrests of foreign nationals.
  • NIAC’s Statement on President Trump’s Tweet Concerning Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities September 15, 2019
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    “If Trump fails to heed his anti-interventionist instincts and listens to the warmongers surrounding him, the U.S. risks triggering a regional war more catastrophic than the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Cooler heads must prevail and invest seriously in deescalatory measures to stabilize the whole region.”Even before the facts have become ...
  • NIAC Deeply Concerned by Flight Ban on Iranian Students September 13, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    In response to recent reports that the Trump Administration is preventing Iranian students with visas from boarding their flights to the United States, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: “The National Iranian American Council is deeply concerned by reports that a large number of Iranian students with ...
  • Iran Reacts to Bolton’s Ouster & the Blue Girl’s Death September 13, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region as Iran warns against a US-led Persian Gulf coalition in the week of August 5th.
  • NIAC Congratulates Trump for Firing Bolton September 10, 2019
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    “We congratulate President Donald Trump on what may become the best decision of his Presidency. This single move dramatically reduces the chances of a new, catastrophic war in the Middle East. We have long said that the key first step in resolving the crisis with Iran was for Trump to ...