Issues

  • Sanders Calls for Sanctions Relief to Assist Iran Earthquake Recovery November 17, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Thank you to Senator Bernie Sanders for spearheading a letter to ask for an easing on sanctions on Iranian earthquake victims
  • House Committee Renews Attack on Aircraft Sales to Iran November 16, 2017
    Seena SoltanzadErin WarnerKamran Fareedi
    “It would lead to the noncompliance of the JCPOA,” warned Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) of a new bill (H.R. 4324) targeting the sale of aircraft to Iran under the nuclear deal. “he U.S. has committed to allow commercial passenger aircraft sales to Iran. This particular bill imposes additional requirements that ...
  • U.S. House Debates Yemen War November 16, 2017
    Ciera Dehmand
    “Saudi Arabia does not share our American values. It’s time to question whether the aid we’re providing Saudi Arabia is making our country any safer,” argued Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) during Monday’s debate on a resolution (H.Res. 599) addressing the U.S. role in the Yemen conflict
  • Saudi Arabia Wants to Fight Iran to the Last American November 15, 2017
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Riyadh’s aim is to drag the United States back into the Middle East, tilting the balance back to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
  • FAQ on Iranian Earthquake Relief November 13, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    As Iranian Americans, our hearts go out to all of those who were impacted by yesterday’s tragic earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border. Initial reporting indicates that it is the deadliest earthquake of 2017, with hundreds dead and thousands injured, and many more who have lost everything. Like with prior earthquakes ...
  • Trump Turns Terror Into Political Opportunity That Threatens Iranian Americans November 3, 2017
    Adam WeinsteinJamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    Donald Trump has seized on the terror attack in New York this past week to advance a political agenda that directly threatens the Iranian-American community.
  • Cotton-Corker Bill Still Up in the Air November 3, 2017
    Seena Soltanzad
    On Oct. 13, President Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in what many viewed as the first step towards tearing up the agreement. Instead of reimposing sanctions and violating the deal himself, however, Trump called on Congress to dictate new ...
  • Rep Steve King Attacks ‘Rogue’ Judges in Pro-Muslim Ban Rant October 30, 2017
    Erin Warner
    In a committee oversight hearing on the refugee admissions program, House Representative Steve King accused “rogue” judges who have blocked Trump’s unconstitutional Muslim ban of overstepping their powers
  • How Trump has propped up Rouhani October 24, 2017
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    Now that US President Donald Trump has decertified Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — despite all evidence to the contrary — much attention has been focused on the reverberations in Washington and within the Transatlantic alliance.
  • NIAC Panel Addresses Trump’s Threats to Iran Deal on Capitol Hill October 18, 2017
    Ciera DehmandSeena Soltanzad
    “I actually disagree with the notion that we need to constantly have the assumption, and the presumption that Iran is just doggedly in pursuit of a nuclear weapon,” argued John Glaser of CATO. Glaser raised concerns that there is a biased perception on both sides of the political spectrum in ...
  • BREAKING: IAAB v. Trump Team Praises Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 18, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    According to Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council: “We applaud the court’s decision in blocking this unconstitutional third attempt at a Muslim Ban.  This latest travel ban is little more than a dangerous effort to target Iranians and Muslims, unjustified by any credible national security concerns. The ...
  • Muslim Ban 3 Blocked! Help Us Keep Winning October 18, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    A Maryland Judge granted our Motion for Preliminary Injunction blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 from going into effect for the duration of our lawsuit!
  • We Just Fully Blocked Muslim Ban 3.0! October 18, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    Demonstrators spell out "# No Muslim Ban" during the "Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Brian SnyderEnforcement of Muslim Ban 3.0 will remain blocked for the duration of the lawsuit filed by NIAC, Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Covington Burling LLP, on behalf of Iranian Alliances Across Borders and individual plaintiffs.
  • NIAC Encouraged By Hawaii Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 17, 2017
    Shayan ModarresShayan Modarres
    The Hawaii U.S. District Court blocked Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 from going into effect nationwide.
  • The Three Most Troubling Falsehoods in Trump’s Iran Speech October 17, 2017
    Adam Weinstein
    Congress now bears the responsibility for the future of the Iran deal and it will largely be reviewing it through the dishonest framing President Trump set during his decertification speech last week.