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December 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org NIAC Statement on the Rep. Meek’s Selection as HFAC Chair  Washington D.C. – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding Rep. Gregory Meeks’ (D-NY) selection as the next Chair of the House Foreign […]

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October 29, 2020

Mana sits down with Rep Anna Eskamani, Happy Valley Councilor David Emami, and Dr. Nazita Lajevardi to talk Iranian-American civic life, political engagement, barriers to participation, and more.

December 3, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org NIAC Statement on the Rep. Meek’s Selection as HFAC Chair  Washington D.C. – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding Rep. Gregory Meeks’ (D-NY) selection as the next Chair of the House Foreign […]

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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. 

November 19, 2020

Zarif Outlines Terms for a JCPOA Return. Human Rights Watch Calls for Accountability on Anniversary of 2019 Crackdown. Official Responds to Reports that Trump Considered Bombing Iran. New Calls Against the JCPOA and for a Military President.

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December 3, 2020

On November 27, 2020, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, one of Iran’s top nuclear scientists, was assassinated. NIAC Action and Win Without War have released the following Talking Points to place that act in its proper context, separate fact from fiction, and help guide the discussion going forward: The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was blatantly […]

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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. 

November 25, 2020

As the case of Moore-Gilbert illustrates, the issue of foreign and dual national detentions in Iran often takes place within a contentious political context. Iranian authorities must abide by their human rights obligations, guarantee due process and fair trials for all detainees, and end their practice of arbitrary detentions that endanger the lives of innocent people. NIAC unequivocally condemns the continued arbitrary detentions of dual and foreign nationals by Iranian authorities—such as Siamak and Baquer Namazi, and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe among others—and joins the chorus of voices calling for an immediate stay of execution for Dr. Djalali. 

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