Issues

  • NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Sanctions on Iran September 20, 2019
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    “President Trump’s recent sanctions designations appear duplicative at first glance, but in fact will likely eviscerate humanitarian trade with Iran that had already been sharply reduced following the U.S. exit from the nuclear deal. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) had continued to play a major role in existing humanitarian ...
  • NIAC’s Statement on President Trump’s Tweet Concerning Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities September 15, 2019
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    “If Trump fails to heed his anti-interventionist instincts and listens to the warmongers surrounding him, the U.S. risks triggering a regional war more catastrophic than the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Cooler heads must prevail and invest seriously in deescalatory measures to stabilize the whole region.”Even before the facts have become ...
  • NIAC Deeply Concerned by Flight Ban on Iranian Students September 13, 2019
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    In response to recent reports that the Trump Administration is preventing Iranian students with visas from boarding their flights to the United States, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: “The National Iranian American Council is deeply concerned by reports that a large number of Iranian students with ...
  • Iran Reacts to Bolton’s Ouster & the Blue Girl’s Death September 13, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region as Iran warns against a US-led Persian Gulf coalition in the week of August 5th.
  • NIAC Congratulates Trump for Firing Bolton September 10, 2019
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    “We congratulate President Donald Trump on what may become the best decision of his Presidency. This single move dramatically reduces the chances of a new, catastrophic war in the Middle East. We have long said that the key first step in resolving the crisis with Iran was for Trump to ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Intent to Reduce Compliance with Nuclear Deal September 4, 2019
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    “Iran’s announcement is a predictable consequence of the Trump administration seemingly closing off every opportunity to resolve the Iran standoff diplomatically. A U.S. failure to pivot from maximum pressure to the diplomatic opportunities initiated by France and other American allies ensures a continued cycle of escalation that could quickly spin ...
  • Iranian Officials Stress They Won’t Negotiate with Trump September 1, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region as Iran warns against a US-led Persian Gulf coalition in the week of August 5th.
  • NIAC Congratulates Sharif University Students on 2019 AIAA Win August 29, 2019
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    “We would like to commend the group of Sharif students who defied the odds to win an engine design competition at a prestigious AIAA forum, as well as to extend our apologies on behalf of our elected government for the ridiculous and offensive hurdles placed in these students’ way.”
  • Rouhani & IRGC Differ on Negotiations August 16, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments with Rouhani stressing support for negotiations, the IRGC Chief describing negotiations as “Destroyed Logic,” Iran shuttering “Nature Schools,” the arrest of a dual British-Iranian academic, the arrest of members of the Baha’i Faith, and Khamenei meeting Houthi Representatives.
  • Muslim Ban Statistics Show Continued Discriminatory Impact August 14, 2019
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    While the Muslim ban is no longer being implemented in front of TV cameras at airports across the country, the latest data from the Trump administration shows that its impact is still extensive – particularly on Iranian nationals.
  • NIAC Statement on the Trump Admin’s “Public Charge” Regulation August 12, 2019
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    NIAC is deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s public charge rule change, which is yet another step from this administration designed to target immigrant communities in pursuit of its discriminatory, white nationalist goals. This administration’s hostility toward immigrants began with the Muslim ban, which is still in force, and continued ...
  • Iran Warns Against U.S.-Led Persian Gulf Coalition August 10, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments in Iran and the region as Iran warns against a US-led Persian Gulf coalition in the week of August 5th.
  • Iranian Officials React to U.S. Sanctioning Zarif August 3, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments with officials reacting to the U.S. sanctioning Zarif, the long prison sentences given to three anti-compulsory Hijab activists, Rouhani’s defense of the JCPOA and saying a new agreement with Europe possible, and the appointment of the new INSTEX chief. ...
  • NIAC Statement on the Imposition of U.S. Sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif July 31, 2019
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    WASHINGTON DC – Moments ago, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it was imposing sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The sanctions were imposed on Zarif, according to the Treasury, because he has acted on behalf of Iran’s Supreme Leader. The move comes after reports earlier ...
  • Coalition of Foreign Policy Experts Outline 8 Recommendations to Deescalate Tensions with Iran July 30, 2019
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    As foreign-policy practitioners with decades of collective experience in national security and diplomacy, we write to warn that U.S.-Iran tensions have entered a dangerous new phase that has put us on the brink of a disastrous and avoidable war. The administration’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear agreement in pursuit ...