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January 13, 2022

In the early hours of January 8, 2020, 11 Iranian ballistic missiles struck the largest military base in Iraq hosting U.S. troops, some leaving craters up to 30 feet wide. The strikes obliterated living quarters, aircraft hangars, and military equipment. CBS News called the attack “the largest ballistic missile attack ever against Americans,” and it was certainly the only […]

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April 19, 2021

Our own President, Jamal Abdi, gives his own perspective about new developments to the Iran nuclear deal and explains what it means for the Iranian-American community.

December 20, 2021

As we reflect on the past year, many of our proudest moments came from showcasing artists, authors, and creatives at book talks, our open mic nights, and community programming. With the holiday season upon us, we thought it would be a perfect time to put together a NIAC Holiday Reading list! 

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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, 2022

2 years ago CBP US border officials lied in an attempt to cover up a gross violation of rights against Iranian-American families detained at Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, WA. We demand action and accountability without further delay.

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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 13, 2022

Khamenei and top decision making bodies voiced support for negotiations this week amid talks of “modest progress” in Vienna. Iranian poet Bektash Abtin’s death has sparked widespread outrage, while the 2nd anniversary of Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian civilian airliner has resurfaced anger and grievances. Parliament has also passed a bill to investigate Rouhani.

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