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August 10, 2020

The California Department of Education’s Ethnic Studies program is at risk of excluding several marginalized communities, including Iranian Americans. Despite a well rounded program written by scholars and practitioners of Ethnic Studies, the new proposed draft has been gutted and erased many marginalized groups. NIAC has written a letter as public comment to the Instructional […]

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July 24, 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests that have swept the nation reveal a historic moment of activism across the U.S., which demands racial equality, police accountability, and social justice. That Black Americans are at the center of these efforts is no surprise given that Black history is at the center of the American story. The distinct struggle of Black Americans for freedom and equality, which has spanned centuries, has paved the way for the civil liberties of other marginalized groups, a struggle that has helped us move towards the fulfilling the foundational ideals of the United States of America. As Americans, it is incumbent upon us to educate ourselves not only on this history of struggle and its continuation through today, but also to recognize our own privileges and confront the anti-blackness within our community. To that end NIAC is making efforts to facilitate more dialogue in our community, so that we may learn, heal, and grow together. Our panel on anti-blackness, BLM, and the Iranian-American community is intended to be a step in that journey.

August 6, 2020

Washington, DC – Sina Toossi, senior research analyst at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement regarding the New York Times’ report that the State Department’s Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook is resigning and will be replaced by Elliott Abrams, another Iran hardliner who is currently the State Department’s special representative for Venezuela:

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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. 

August 7, 2020

Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Says Sanctions May Be Eased. Workers go on Strike in Iran’s Energy Sector. Rouhani Calls for Domestic Unity to Address Economic Problems. Iran Sends Aid After Lebanon Explosion. Zarif Talks with UAE Foreign Minister.

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August 10, 2020

The California Department of Education’s Ethnic Studies program is at risk of excluding several marginalized communities, including Iranian Americans. Despite a well rounded program written by scholars and practitioners of Ethnic Studies, the new proposed draft has been gutted and erased many marginalized groups. NIAC has written a letter as public comment to the Instructional […]

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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. 

July 31, 2020

This week reports confirm that Moore-Gilbert was moved from Evin Prison in Tehran, to a remote location in Qarchak women’s prison, which is notorious for its poor conditions. After an initial quarantine at Qarchak due to Covid-19 concerns, she was moved into the general prison population. While in prison, Moore-Gilbert has suffered psychologically and physically, she has participated in hunger strikes against prison conditions, and continues to plead her case, hoping for Australian authorities to take stronger action to secure her release.

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