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June 24, 2022

The EU’s foreign policy chief is heading to Tehran for talks on the JCPOA. His trip comes as Iran has experienced the highest rate of monthly inflation in decades. The IRGC has also replaced its controversial spy chief.

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May 26, 2022

 “22 million people {in Afghanistan} are deeply food insecure. Most pockets in the country are either one or two steps away from famine. One million Afghan children are at risk for death,” said Arash Azizzada of Afghans for a Better Tomorrow. Azizzada was underscoring the dire humanitarian impacts of U.S. sanctions during NIAC’s expert […]

May 31, 2022

Rights of Iranian Americans Project For far too long, Iranian Americans have been subject to alienation and discriminatory policies here at home in the United States – from persistent negative portrayals of Iranians in American popular culture, to biogted statements about us from our elected officials, to laws that unjustly target Iranian Americans because of […]

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June 25, 2020

“The Trump administration broke the international consensus around Iran that took years to build,” said Suzanne DiMaggio, senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “I think this will go down as an epic strategic blunder during the Trump Era.” DiMaggio was speaking on NIAC’s recent panel examining current and future U.S. policy toward Iran, entitled “A Maximum Pressure Exit Strategy: Can the U.S. Save the Iran Nuclear Deal Before it’s Too Late?” Joining DiMaggio as panelists were Jamal Abdi, President of NIAC, and Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund. Sanam Shantyaei, Senior Journalist at France 24, led the panel as moderator. 

June 16, 2022

Establishment of a MENA category would finally begin to address a gap for communities like ours in research and policymaking on subjects like health outcomes, socioeconomic conditions, and civic engagement. And, it could set a path for accurately counting and securing representation for our communities in the Census and to obtain community benefits from federal agencies like the Small Business Administration

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June 25, 2020

“The Trump administration broke the international consensus around Iran that took years to build,” said Suzanne DiMaggio, senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “I think this will go down as an epic strategic blunder during the Trump Era.” DiMaggio was speaking on NIAC’s recent panel examining current and future U.S. policy toward Iran, entitled “A Maximum Pressure Exit Strategy: Can the U.S. Save the Iran Nuclear Deal Before it’s Too Late?” Joining DiMaggio as panelists were Jamal Abdi, President of NIAC, and Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund. Sanam Shantyaei, Senior Journalist at France 24, led the panel as moderator. 

May 16, 2022

Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council sent a letter today to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen calling on the Biden administration to support the rights of Iranian protestors with better access to the internet. The letter urges the U.S. Treasury Department to update General License D-1 to […]

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June 24, 2022

The EU’s foreign policy chief is heading to Tehran for talks on the JCPOA. His trip comes as Iran has experienced the highest rate of monthly inflation in decades. The IRGC has also replaced its controversial spy chief.

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