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September 25, 2020

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Life in Peril. Rouhani Speaks at the UN General Assembly. Officials Respond to UN Sanctions “Snapback.” IRGC Constructing New Oil Refinery. “Domestic Elements” Blamed for Natanz Sabotage. Sentences Issued Over 2018 Ahvaz Terrorist Attack. Analyst Examines Implications of U.S. Election for Iran.

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August 19, 2020

Assal and Mana sat down with NIAC Advisory Board Member Ambassador John Limbert to discuss his new novel with co-author Ambassador Marc Grossman, Believers: Love and Death in Tehran. Though a tale of fiction, Limbert brings his knowledge of Iran’s history, language, and culture, as well as his own experience as one of 52 American hostages held by Iranian students in 1979, to this engrossing spy novel set in Iran at the outset of the U.S. embassy seizure.

September 24, 2020

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of National Iranian American Council Action (NIAC Action), issued the following statement on new restrictions proposed by the Trump administration that would target international students, including a 2 year maximum visa for Iranian students and other nationals of countries whose governments have been designated by the U.S. as state sponsors of terrorism:

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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. 

September 25, 2020

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Life in Peril. Rouhani Speaks at the UN General Assembly. Officials Respond to UN Sanctions “Snapback.” IRGC Constructing New Oil Refinery. “Domestic Elements” Blamed for Natanz Sabotage. Sentences Issued Over 2018 Ahvaz Terrorist Attack. Analyst Examines Implications of U.S. Election for Iran.

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September 25, 2020

This week, both the U.S. and Iranian presidents gave their respective speeches to the United Nations General Assembly. Also, the U.S. imposed new sanctions after claiming all UN sanctions were reimposed on Iran, which was met with yet another round of rejection from the international community. Please see our breakdown and analysis below:

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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. 

September 24, 2020

Calls for the release of prisoners wrongly held by Iranian authorities have continued to grow louder as unjust detentions of dual nationals, human rights activists, and political prisoners continue unabated. Distinguished lawyer and human rights defender, Nasrin Sotoudeh, is central to this renewed attention to the plight of prisoners in Iran, as she continues her hunger strike that has now spanned 45 days.

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