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January 9, 2023

With four prisoners already executed following allegations of sham trials, renewed fears of two additional executions triggered concern inside and outside of Iran. Reports indicated that Mohammad Ghobadlou and Mohammad Boroughani were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for execution, sparking a rally outside of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj as protesters sought to halt […]

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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 […]

December 21, 2022

It is the final legislative week of the year and Congress has yet to formally take action to condemn Iran’s brutal crackdown on protesters, which has now entered its fourth month.

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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. 

January 5, 2023

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following letter to the Seattle City Council. 

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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. 

October 24, 2022

For we Iranian Americans the past few weeks have one hand really inspiring and hopeful — the women from across Iranian society refusing the mandatory hijab and turning that CHOICE into an act of liberation and revolution that strikes fear in the heart of an oppressive regime. On the other hand, its scary — these women […]

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September 1, 2022

Iran responded to the U.S. views on a draft JCPOA text. Rhetoric from U.S. and Iranian officials indicates a deal is close but that differences remain. Meanwhile, a water shortage has spurred protests in Hamedan and Narges Mohammadi faces new charges.

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January 9, 2023

With four prisoners already executed following allegations of sham trials, renewed fears of two additional executions triggered concern inside and outside of Iran. Reports indicated that Mohammad Ghobadlou and Mohammad Boroughani were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for execution, sparking a rally outside of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj as protesters sought to halt […]

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