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November 28, 2022

A shocking new report from CNN reveals the horrific details of sexual assaults against activists in Iranian prisons. According to the report, twenty-year old Armita Abbasi was arrested in her hometown of Karaj after criticizing the Islamic Republic and expressing support for anti-government protests on social media. After her arrest, the government claimed that Abbasi […]

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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 […]

September 16, 2022

In the first half of 2022, the Biden administration accelerated its processing of Iranian visas, though still fell far short of processing rates that preceded Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and the COVID-19 pandemic. While the data demonstrates an improvement from 2021 in several categories, including visitor visas, visa processing for Iranians has yet to come […]

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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 2, 2022

Washington, DC – NIAC welcomes today’s announcement from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield in support of establishing an independent UN investigative mechanism to hold Iran accountable for its international rights violations, as called for by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, and by Vice President Kamala Harris announcing U.S. support […]

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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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 12, 2022

This is a moment of change and below we cover what we are doing to meet this moment. Fighting for internet freedom in Iran After securing stronger protections for internet access to Iran from the Biden Administration, our team is fighting to ensure that Iranians have access to their social media accounts. We know that […]

October 3, 2022

The images of students fleeing government forces using brutal force this weekend was heart wrenching and abhorrent. Like many of you, it’s deeply troubling seeing images of Iranians fighting for their right for freedom followed by violence and bullets. We stand in solidarity with Iranians and were moved by the hundreds of events organized across […]

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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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November 28, 2022

A shocking new report from CNN reveals the horrific details of sexual assaults against activists in Iranian prisons. According to the report, twenty-year old Armita Abbasi was arrested in her hometown of Karaj after criticizing the Islamic Republic and expressing support for anti-government protests on social media. After her arrest, the government claimed that Abbasi […]

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