Issues

  • NIAC Update on Flash Flooding in Iran April 18, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    NIAC continues to support relief efforts for those impacted by the terrible flooding in Iran.
  • 2019 NIAC Congressional Fellowship April 15, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC is pleased to announce that it is revitalizing its Congressional Fellowship in honor of the late Ali Youssefi.
  • Senator Paul Tells Pompeo: No Authorization for an Iran War April 12, 2019
    Ethan AzadBrandon Handy
    “I can tell you explicitly, you have not been given power or authority by Congress to have war with Iran, and in any kind of semblance of a sane world, you would have to come back and ask us before you go into Iran,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) declared to ...
  • Memo: A Snapshot of Visas and Waivers Over One Year of the Muslim Ban April 10, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Last week, the State Department finally delivered statistics on the Muslim Ban to Senator Van Hollen thanks to his tireless efforts to seek answers. These are some key findings based on the statistics released.
  • Memo on Trump Administration’s Decision to Name IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization April 8, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The Trump administration designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) is a dangerous and unprecedented escalatory move that could set the stage for a catastrophic conflict with Iran.
  • NIAC Responds to Reports that Trump May Designate IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization April 5, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    This potential designation isn’t about adding pressure on the IRGC, one of the most heavily sanctioned entities on the planet that has arguably benefitted more than anyone from U.S. sanctions. It is a well-advertised step in the playbook of Washington hawks who seek to provoke Iran into leaving the nuclear ...
  • Flood Response Highlights Political Feuds April 5, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, research associate Sina Toossi covers the ongoing impacts of the disastrous floods in Iran, examines the schisms exposed between Rouhani and the IRGC amidst flood relief efforts, and more.
  • Trump’s Botching the Nuclear Deal Destroyed U.S. Leverage on Iran April 5, 2019
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Even if the Trump administration manages to bully our former negotiating partners into line with its escalatory approach, Trump’s snapback of sanctions has soured both Iran’s political elite and the populace at large on accommodation with the West and thus ensured a more rigid posture to U.S. demands.
  • The Story Of Esther And Netanyahu’s Attack On Iranian History April 5, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Aside from the preposterous notion that President Trump enjoys divine support, Pompeo’s remarks distort the story of Esther and demonize the Iranian people and their history.
  • NIAC, IAAB, and IABA Issue Joint Statement on the Case of Bijan Ghaisar April 4, 2019
    NIACNIAC
    Refusing to provide transparency into the investigation, and failing to hold the responsible parties to account, greatly risks an erosion in the public’s trust of the justice system, and continues to deny justice to the Ghaisar family.
  • NIAC Hiring Government Affairs Associate April 2, 2019
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    NIAC is seeking a Government Affairs Associate to expand NIAC’s relationships with policymakers and advance NIAC’s policy goals.
  • NIAC Urges Treasury to Remove Impediments to Iran Flood Relief Aid April 2, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org WASHINGTON D.C. — NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement on the need for the Treasury Department to take steps to ensure that humanitarian relief efforts for victims of Iranian flooding is not impeded by U.S. ...
  • [Update: Filled] NIAC Hiring Director of Finance and Administration April 2, 2019
    David ElliottDavid Elliott
    The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for financial and administrative management for NIAC and NIAC Action.
  • Devastating Floods Sweep Large Swathes of Iran March 29, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, research associate Sina Toossi takes an in-depth look at the widespread floods that have devastated parts of Iran, explores a recent announcement by the AEOI about new “nuclear achievements,” and examines how Iranian media is discussing both Democrats’ and Republicans’ views toward the JCPOA.
  • NIAC Statement on the Devastating Floods Sweeping Iran March 28, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The National Iranian American Council wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to also those impacted by the unprecedented flooding sweeping Iran that that have left at least 44 dead, injured hundreds, and impacted tens-of-thousands of Iranians across the country.