Issues

  • 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 ...
  • Iranian Officials Say Tanker Crisis Can Be Diplomatically Resolved July 25, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers the latest developments with the British tanker seizure, the alleged arrest of 17 U.S. spies, and the next meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission.
  • NIAC Calls for Treasury to Protect Iranian Americans from Bank Account Closures July 19, 2019
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    The National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”)—the largest grassroots organization in the United States representing the interests of Iranian Americans—respectfully petitions the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) for the issuance of a rule providing license authorization for certain transactions prohibited pursuant to the Iranian ...
  • NIAC Calls for Bank of America to Stop Closures of Iranian American Bank Accounts July 19, 2019
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    I am writing on behalf of the National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”), the largest grassroots organization in the United States representing the interests of Iranian Americans, regarding Bank of America’s treatment of its U.S. customers of Iranian origin. Over the past several years, we have received persistent questions and complaints ...
  • Iranian Officials Deny Losing Drone July 19, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers Iranian officials denying the loss of a drone, a political prisoner’s letter on prison conditions, and more!
  • Iran Further Reduces Compliance with JCPOA July 12, 2019
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    In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi covers Iran further reducing JCPOA compliance, a top French diplomat’s visit to Iran, and more.