Issues

  • Iran Dismisses Warsaw Summit as a Failure February 15, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    This week, the Iranian Foreign Ministry blasts Warsaw Summit as failing to isolate Iran, Islamic Republic celebrates 40 Years as Ayatollah Khamenei calls for “Second Great Leap,” and a suicide bomber targets a bus carrying IRGC soldiers.
  • The Warsaw Summit and Effective Multilateralism February 14, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    The Trump administration has sought to break out of its international isolation on Iran by pressuring nations to go to Warsaw for a summit on peace and security in the Middle East. But the administration has failed to craft an effective multilateral approach towards Iran based on common concerns and ...
  • NIAC Statement on Netanyahu’s “Combating Iran” Remarks February 13, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement after the Israeli Prime Minister’s office supposedly mistranslated Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks in Hebrew and indicated that Arab nations and Israel are working to advance “the common interest of war with Iran.”
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Experts Available to Discuss U.S.-Led Warsaw Summit on Iran February 12, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    Washington, D.C. – Experts from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will be available to media to offer analysis of the joint U.S.-Poland summit, billed as a conference focused on Iran as well as broader peace and security issues in the Middle East.
  • NIAC Comms Director Mana Mostatabi Appears on CGTN’s The Heat February 11, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    NIAC Comms Director Mana Mostatabi appeared on CGTN’s The Heat on February 11th to discuss Iran 40 years after the revolution.
  • The Lasting Lessons Of The Iranian Revolution February 8, 2019
    Assal Rad
    February 11 marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1979 revolution in Iran, which toppled the country’s monarchical system and ushered in the Islamic Republic. The outcomes of that fateful day continue to shape the discourse on Iran and are particularly pertinent in today’s political climate.
  • Important Update on Green Card Legislation February 7, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    A new version of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044 — previously known as H.R. 392) has been introduced. It is largely identical to past versions but our collective advocacy, meetings, and calls helped to secure one significant exception in the language of the new bill. ...
  • Supreme Leader Calls for “Structural Reforms” February 7, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    This week, Rouhani and the Foreign Ministry respond to Trump’s State of the Union, Iran and Europe move towards discussing INSTEX in Paris, and Ayatollah Khamenei Orders “Structural Reforms” within four months.
  • Iran Tepidly Welcomes European Mechanism for Sanctions Relief February 1, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    This week, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, rebuked China for slowing down its efforts at redesigning Iran’s Arak Heavy Water reactor as required by the JCPOA.
  • From the Hill: Trump’s Mideast Policy: Disengagement or Escalation? January 31, 2019
    Brandon Handy
    “The President of the United States had never been in General McMaster’s office, it’s two doors down,” journalist Mark Perry said citing White House sources, speaking on a panel discussion hosted by NIAC on Capitol Hill last week. Perry stressed that President Trump’s detachment from his advisors, including from current ...
  • NIAC Statement on European Financial Channel January 31, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    France, Germany and the United Kingdom launched the long awaited Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) today to sustain its sanctions relief commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • NIAC Welcomes New Staff Members to the Team! January 31, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Our team is growing! We’re excited to welcome Mana Mostatabi as Communications Director, Arzo Wardak as Political Director, Assal Rad as Regional Organizer of the Western U.S., and Nooshin Sadegh-Samimi as Field Organizer in Pennsylvania. 
  • Thanking Team Melli’s Carlos Queiroz January 29, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Queiroz tapped into his international network of contacts to work wonders for Team Melli and went above and beyond in standing up for his players on and off the pitch. He didn’t lose a single one of Iran’s ten qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup, making Iran the first ...
  • NIAC Sends Letter to imo on Blockage of Iranian Users January 23, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    We heard from members of the Iranian-American community that they had lost access to contacting their friends and loved ones over the imo communication platform. We sent a letter investigating the blockage of communication between Iranian and American users and seeking clarity on the decision.
  • Hardline Official Attacks JCPOA as Sanctions Relief Channel Looms January 18, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Ahmad Jannati, the powerful secretary of the Guardian Council and chairman of the Assembly of Experts, criticized the Rouhani administration this week for not withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).