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April 13, 2024

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on reports indicating Iran is undertaking retaliatory strikes following Israel’s bombing of its diplomatic compound in Damascus, Syria: We are deeply concerned that Iranian retaliatory strikes following Israel’s April 1 attack on its diplomatic compound in Damascus will move […]

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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 […]

April 3, 2024

San Diego, California – The Southern District Court of California issued a sweeping ruling in favor of Bank of America in the ground-breaking class action lawsuit that alleged the bank had discriminated against Iranian Americans in its efforts to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran. While this ruling is deeply disappointing to the more than […]

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April 3, 2024

San Diego, California – The Southern District Court of California issued a sweeping ruling in favor of Bank of America in the ground-breaking class action lawsuit that alleged the bank had discriminated against Iranian Americans in its efforts to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran. While this ruling is deeply disappointing to the more than […]

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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 17, 2024

This outcome is very disappointing, even if it is not unexpected given the intense pressure on lawmakers from the White House and many Israel-aligned groups. But it offers a glimmer of hope — no vote demanding accountability for the U.S. provision of weapons to Israel like this has ever been held before.

November 20, 2023

We need a #CeasefireNOW – take action and see if your lawmaker has spoken out in favor of peace: The choice for the U.S., Israel, Palestine is clear: the war and devastation can continue and risk dragging the U.S. and Iran into the fighting, or there can be a ceasefire that sets the table for a sustainable peace.

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April 13, 2024

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on reports indicating Iran is undertaking retaliatory strikes following Israel’s bombing of its diplomatic compound in Damascus, Syria: We are deeply concerned that Iranian retaliatory strikes following Israel’s April 1 attack on its diplomatic compound in Damascus will move […]

February 13, 2024

Washington, DC – Early this morning, the Senate approved its supplemental foreign aid package that includes over $13 billion in military assistance to Israel without any conditions that the funds not support human rights violations or war crimes. It came a little less than a month after the Senate voted down a resolution mandating a […]

February 2, 2024

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement following reports that the U.S. has launched the first in a sustained campaign of strikes against militias in Iraq and Syria backed by Iran following the tragic loss of three U.S. servicemembers in Jordan on January 28: “We are […]

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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 16, 2024

Organizations in New Mexico state delivered a letter calling on the U.S. Senators Heinrich and Lujan to support a ceasefire in Gaza as well as further legislative initiatives to ensure that U.S. military aid to Israel and other countries complies with U.S. and international law. 

January 16, 2024

Administration’s kowtowing to the Netanyahu government’s misbegotten, genocidal military quagmire in Gaza has put U.S. interests, and humanitarian interests across the region, in extreme peril. With each passing incident, efforts to avoid a regional conflagration are being tested.

January 12, 2024

15+ local organizations with an Illinois state presence delivered a letter calling on the U.S. Senators Duckworth and Durbin to support a ceasefire in Gaza as well as further legislative initiatives to ensure that U.S. military aid to Israel and other countries complies with U.S. and international law. Senator Durbin has previously called for a conditional ceasefire and supported certain legislation to apply human rights law to U.S. military funding, but Senator Duckworth has not joined her colleague in these positions.

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April 12, 2024

Read all about these stories in this week’s Iran Unfiltered, a digest tracking Iranian politics & society by the National Iranian American Council

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April 9, 2024

در مسیر مبارزه برای حقوق بشر در ایران ، آزادی سپیده کاشانی و طاهر قدیریان از زندان اوین در روز سه شنبه ۲۱ فروردین، لحظه نادری از آرامش و شادی است. این خبر که به‌طور گسترده در شبکه‌های اجتماعی منتشر شد و تصاویری مبنی بر آزادی آنها منتشر شد، یک روز پس از آزادی همکارانشان […]

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April 4, 2024

By Jamal Abdi Iranian Americans who have had their bank accounts closed or who have been subjected to invasive and persistent questioning by their banks because of their Iranian heritage were dealt another blow in the effort to stop banking discrimination. Two years ago, Bank of America was sued for shutting down the bank account […]

April 4, 2024

By Jamal Abdi Iranian Americans who have had their bank accounts closed or who have been subjected to invasive and persistent questioning by their banks because of their Iranian heritage were dealt another blow in the effort to stop banking discrimination. Two years ago, Bank of America was sued for shutting down the bank account […]

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