Issues

  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Iran Threat April 24, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “The President is setting up a dangerous catch-22 with Iran. Trump is threatening war if Iran restarts nuclear activities on one hand while he unravels the very agreement that prevents a nuclear-armed Iran on the other. This is more than a war of words, the President is setting us up for a very real ...
  • Pompeo Is Not Going To Save The Iran Deal April 23, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    As Mike Pompeo’s confirmation vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee teeters on the brink of rejection, hawks eager to salvage his confirmation on the Senate floor are pushing an interesting argument: that only Pompeo can “save” the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). This ...
  • Pompeo to Lose Foreign Relations Committee Vote April 20, 2018
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    Washington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after a majority of the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced their opposition to Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo: “This is a blow to Pompeo’s standing that will haunt him even if he is confirmed. ...
  • NIAC Statement on Syria Strikes April 13, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    National Iranian American Council Research Director Reza Marashi released the following statement on the strikes on Syria.
  • NIAC Sues Trump Administration for Failing to Provide Information on Backdoor Muslim Ban April 13, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Early this morning, the National Iranian American Council filed National Iranian American Council v. United States Department of State to compel the Trump Administration to turn over requested documents which would provide vital information about how the ‘extreme vetting’ policy is being implemented.
  • NIAC Hiring Digital Communications Manager April 12, 2018
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    The Digital Communications Manager is responsible for leading and managing NIAC’s digital communications.
  • NIAC Hiring Southern California Field Organizer April 11, 2018
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    NIAC seeks a Southern California Field Organizer with organizing experience who is passionate about mobilizing the Iranian American community around issues including protecting civil rights and preventing war.
  • Our Community Must Not Be Divided at this Critical Moment April 8, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    A recent piece by Eli Lake, where he attacks NIAC through the words of Dr. Shirin Ebadi to advance his own dangerous agenda for Iran, comes at a time when unity in our community is needed more than ever.
  • Blame Trump When Iran Races for the Bomb March 29, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    The nuclear deal with Iran hangs by a thread. The appointment of John Bolton — an unapologetic proponent of war with Iran — as U.S. national security advisor has prompted celebrations among Iran deal detractors. The announcement that nuclear talks with North Korea will be held around the same time ...
  • NIAC Demands Transparency From DOJ in Bijan Ghaisar Police Shooting March 28, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    This morning, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) sent a letter to United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III and United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, urging them to release 911 calls from November 17, 2017, the night 25 year-old unarmed Iranian American Bijan ...
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Experts Available to Discuss Choice of John Bolton as National Security Advisor March 23, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, DC – Experts from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will be available to media to offer analysis of President Trump’s decision to choose John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor. Donald Trump may have just effectively declared war on Iran. With the appointment of John Bolton, ...
  • With Bolton Pick, Trump is Assembling an Iran War Cabinet March 22, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Trita Parsi issued the following statement regarding the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor.
  • Iranian-American Organizations Demand Answers for Discriminatory Targeting of Sahar Nowrouzzadeh March 22, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – Seven organizations sent a letter on March 22, 2018, in response to the recent discriminatory firing of an Iranian-American civil servant, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, who has dedicated her career to the service of this country. Efforts to discriminate against Sahar due to outside attacks first surfaced in April, ...
  • NIAC Concerned over Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Push for War March 19, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    “The Saudi Crown Prince’s Mohammed bin Salman’s official state visit to Washington DC tomorrow has one purpose above all and that is to fulfill what former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates warned about in 2010: The Saudis “want to fight the Iranians to the last American.” But while the Saudi effort to ...
  • Apple’s Shut Down for Iranians is Disturbing Trend U.S. Government Must Reverse March 16, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    We urge that the Administration take steps to ensure that its policies are not undermining legitimate interests like human rights and freedom of speech for Iranians.