Issues

  • U.S. Postal Service Restricting Mail to Iran – but There is a Solution February 16, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Have you tried to send a package to loved ones in Iran via USPS and been told you can’t do that due to sanctions? At NIAC, we have received numerous reports recently that USPS has essentially stopped shipping packages to Iran. Specifically, several Iranian Americans have reported to us that ...
  • Think Again: Iran’s Missile Program February 16, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Instead of replacing nuclear escalation with missile escalation, the Trump administration and Congress should protect the gains of the nuclear accord and seek to build on them through serious diplomatic engagement. Failure to do so will risk the unraveling of the nuclear accord and the U.S. once again facing the ...
  • Will the Israeli-Iranian Showdown Be in Syria — or New York? February 15, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Iran’s various rivals and opponents are seeking a UN resolution that would return Tehran to pariah status and undermine its regional gains.
  • NIAC Calls for Investigation into Death of Canadian-Iranian Academic February 12, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The death of Iranian-Canadian Kavous Seyed-Emami while in custody at Evin Prison on vague charges of espionage is deeply concerning. NIAC calls on Iranian authorities to allow an independent autopsy and uninhibited investigation into the circumstances that led to Seyed-Emami’s death in order to determine whether his human rights were ...
  • NIAC Hiring Digital Communications Manager February 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 February 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.
  • Poll of Iranians Punctuates Points Made in Protests February 8, 2018
    Anya Raadam
    The latest national poll of Iranians by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland underscores growing Iranian discontent with the economy, Tehran’s mismanagement and corruption, disillusionment with the JCPOA and the effectiveness of international diplomacy, and increasing disapproval of the policies of the Trump White House.
  • Briefing Addresses Iranian Protests and Implications for Washington and Tehran February 7, 2018
    Anya Raadam
    Washington, D.C – “Public dialogue with the (Iranian) state occurs through protest and those protests force changes to come about,” observed Sanam Anderlini, Executive Director and cofounder of the International Civil Society Action Network, speaking at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the National Iranian American Council. “ach time there ...
  • MENA Category Rejected by Census Bureau Despite Clear Benefits February 6, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – The US Census Bureau once again declined to add a Middle East and North African (MENA) category for the 2020 census. Many Americans of Middle-Eastern descent, including Iranian Americans, have for decades sought the additional category so that the census more accurately reflects America’s mosaic of different ...
  • NIAC Calls for Release of Women Peacefully Protesting Hijab and Gender Discrimination February 2, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    The National Iranian American Council released the following statement on protests led by Iranian women against compulsory hijab.
  • NIAC Begins Voter Education Campaign in Northern California Counties February 1, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The Iranian-American community is grossly underrepresented in politics. But we can easily change this by registering and turning out to vote in large numbers and making sure our community is as visible as possible during the upcoming election season. That is why I am excited to announce that NIAC will ...
  • NIAC Condemns Trump’s Divisive Address January 30, 2018
    NIACNIAC
            Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement in response to tonight’s State of the Union address: “President Trump’s first year in office was spent dividing our union and undermining American credibility abroad. Far from taking actions to restrain a President woefully unfit for the ...
  • NIAC Seeks Clarification on Postal Service Rejections of Packages to Iran January 29, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – Connections between Iranian Americans and their family members in Iran may have hit another roadblock thanks to the Trump Administration. According to numerous complaints received by NIAC, Iranian Americans have had their shipments of personal items to Iran blocked by the U.S. Postal Service and Customs and ...
  • Trump and His Allies Are Ready to Sabotage the Iran Deal January 28, 2018
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    President Donald Trump has punted the fate of the Iran nuclear deal to Congress, vowing to terminate the multilateral accord by mid-May if his unrealistic demands are not met. By issuing ultimatums from the White House while outsourcing the work to Congress, Trump has set up a process that can ...
  • NIAC Calls For Immediate Accountability For Officers Involved In The Fatal Shooting Of Bijan Ghaisar January 24, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC’s statement in response video footage recorded by Fairfax County Police Department depicting the last moments of Bijan Ghaisar’s life before he was shot to death by officers.