Issues

  • NIAC Statement on Protests across Iran over Gas Price Hike November 16, 2019
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    “NIAC is closely tracking reports of protests in many Iranian cities after the government announced an increase in the price of gasoline. NIAC condemns the Iranian government’s use of force used to disperse protestors, as seen in videos showing the deployment of riot police and tear gas in parts of ...
  • Iranian Americans Increasingly at the Center of Systematic Discrimination Across the U.S. November 15, 2019
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    Today we learned that the federal officers who inexplicably gunned down a young Iranian-American man at point blank range will not be held accountable. Bijan Ghaisar’s parents and family have sought answers for over two years and have been stonewalled by their own government. Bijan’s murder is just one part ...
  • NIAC Statement on Reports that Officers Responsible for Fatal Shooting of Iranian-American Will Not Face Charges November 15, 2019
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    “The outrage of the killing of Bijan Ghaisar by two U.S. Park Police officers demands answers and justice. Instead, the U.S. Justice Department dragged its feet, prolonged the agony of Bijan’s family, and ultimately shielded those officers from any charges for killing an unarmed young man. This is a travesty, and ...
  • Rouhani Says a Deal was Possible at the UN November 15, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, NIAC’s Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of November 11, 2019.
  • Iran Increases Uranium Enrichment November 10, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, NIAC’s Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of November 4, 2019.
  • NIAC Hosts Congressional Panel on Sanctions with Iran Experts November 7, 2019
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    NIAC Hosts Congressional Panel on Sanctions with Iran Experts“Maximum pressure hasn’t helped with opening political space in Iran but appears to have led to increased repression and closed space for human rights advocates on the ground,” according to Tara Sepehri Far, a researcher on Iran at the Human Rights Watch, speaking at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Fourth Reduction in Nuclear Deal Compliance November 5, 2019
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    “The announcement that Iran will soon feed gas into centrifuges at Fordow is unwelcome news to all those who have sought to resolve the nuclear standoff diplomatically. This is yet another completely predictable result of the failed ‘maximum pressure’ policy adopted by Donald Trump. “International concerns regarding the Fordow facility ...
  • NIAC Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis November 4, 2019
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 4, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement marking 40 years since the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran: “The seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran 40 years ago by Iranian students has left a lasting scar ...
  • Political Prisoners Released November 1, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, NIAC’s Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region for the week of October 28, 2019.
  • یک پیروزی برای زنان ایران و الگویی برای تغییر October 30, 2019
    Jamal AbdiJamal AbdiAssal Rad
    مبارزه برای گرفتن حق حضور زنان ایرانی در استادیوم‌های فوتبال سالهاست که توسط مدافعان حقوق زنان و فعالان مدنی داخل کشور در جریان بوده است. همانگونه که در فیلم آفساید، محصول سال ۲۰۰۶ به کارگردانی جعفر پناهی به تصویر کشیده شد، مسئله تنها به برابری حقوق جنسیتی محدود نبوده و ...
  • NIAC Statement on Increased U.S. Restrictions on Humanitarian Trade with Iran October 25, 2019
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    NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement on the Treasury Department’s adding new burdens to humanitarian trade with Iran: “The Trump administration has sounded the death knell for humanitarian trade with Iran. Through its action today, the administration has made clear that the Iranian people are in the cross-hairs ...
  • 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.