Issues

  • 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 ...
  • Iran Hawk Accuses Lawmaker of Supporting Iranian Repression During Hearing June 8, 2018
    Omeed AskaryOmeed AskaryArmin FakhraiArmin Fakhrai
    On June 6, 2018, the Subcommittee of National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform met to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Rep. Welch put hawkish witnesses on the defensive regarding U.S. options after the collapse of the JCPOA, noting the ...
  • Iran’s World Cup Team Should Be Treated Fairly June 6, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    We are disappointed that Nike has boycotted Iran’s World Cup players by refusing to provide shoes to the Iranian national team. We call on the U.S. Government to take immediate steps to address this shameful situation and that Nike actively seek a resolution. FIFA should also take necessary steps to ...
  • Response to False FBI Rumors June 1, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    There increasingly appears to be a coordinated campaign to promote U.S.-led regime change in Iran and to discredit Iranian-American voices who may oppose the regime but do not support war or sanctions. This has included a new rumor campaign aimed at NIAC claiming we have been targeted by the FBI ...
  • Trump’s Decision to Kill the Iran Deal Will Make Things Worse June 1, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    It is critically important for policymakers concerned that Trump has re-opened the door to an Iranian nuclear weapon and war not to back down in the face of Trump’s hyped threats or, worse, to accede to the administration’s efforts to punish Europe for seeking to uphold the nuclear accord.
  • Did Congress Just Shut Down Trump’s War Plans for Iran? May 31, 2018
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    The Senate would do well to follow the House’s lead — and go even farther to shut all the backdoors to war.
  • Pompeo Pressed on Iran before Senate Committee May 25, 2018
    Armin FakhraiArmin Fakhrai
    “The Saudis and their allies, the Gulf Sheikdoms, spend eight times more (militarily) than Iran,” noted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday.
  • NIAC Calls on Bank of America to End Discriminatory Practices Against Iranian Americans May 24, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC is calling on Bank of America to immediately end discriminatory practices against Iranians and Iranian Americans and to conduct a full review of its procedures related to the suspension bank accounts held by individuals of Iranian descendant.
  • Why Trump’s Strategy for Iran Is Likely to Lead to War May 23, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    His hopes for a “better deal” are based on the myth—partly encouraged by Obama—that sanctions forced Iran to come to terms in 2015.
  • Iran’s Leadership After Trump Abandons The JCPOA May 22, 2018
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    With Donald Trump abandoning the JCPOA, all eyes are now on Tehran. How will Trump’s unilateralism affect the balance of power in Iranian politics?
  • NIAC Statement on Secretary Pompeo’s Iran Policy Address May 21, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Jamal Abdi, the Vice President for Policy of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s address on Iran:
  • Important Announcement on NIAC’s Next Chapter May 17, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    The last seventeen years in which I have led NIAC have been the most rewarding of my professional life. I couldn’t be any prouder of what we have built together at NIAC – and how far we have come in giving Iranian Americans a seat at the table and a ...