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July 21, 2024

Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the 2024 Presidential race is a noble one, putting American democracy ahead of his personal ambitions and pride. The choices for our country right now are stark and it is imperative that Americans have the opportunity to choose a leader who will protect democracy and civil rights at home and work for peace abroad.  

July 19, 2024
July 17, 2024

We cannot stay silent as Congress welcomes a war criminal intent on continuing chaos.The United States Congress SHOULD NOT be honoring a leader responsible for creating the worst humanitarian disaster in modern history, providing yet another platform to influence the American political process to a man who has been working to coax the U.S. into war with Iran for decades.

June 29, 2024

The Friday, June 28 surprise election to replace former President Ebrahim Raisi resulted in tepid turnout and a run-off between the two leading vote getters, the reformist Member of Parliament Masoud Pezeshkian and the hardline former nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili. The run-off will be held on Friday, July 5. Below are some key takeaways:

June 25, 2024

In three days, another election will be held in Iran. Particularly since 1997, Iranians have pursued various approaches to the elections in order to achieve a better life. They have worked and sacrificed to make the best decisions with minimal resources and under intense pressures. It is up to Iranians to decide whether participating in this Friday’s presidential election is worthwhile. We urge those outside Iran to listen, rather than attempt to speak for the Iranian people.

May 20, 2024

Washington, DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian and other Iranian figures: “The death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, along with Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian, creates a void in the Islamic Republic’s leadership […]

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May 16, 2024

For years, Iranian Americans, Iranian nationals and other minority groups have been discriminated against by U.S. financial institutions who close or restrict their accounts with little to no warning. This process, which is done in an apparent overcompliance with broad sanctions on Iran, is known as “de-risking.”  These incidents have been well documented, with closures […]

April 15, 2024

We are deeply concerned by the legislative theater planned by the Republican Majority concerning U.S. policy toward Iran. This weekend, we saw the consequences of reckless militarism in the Middle East when Iran launched a massive volley of drones and missiles against Israel to retaliate for Israel’s April 1 bombing of its diplomatic compound in […]

March 15, 2024

The innocuously-named “Iranian Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2023” (H.R. 6201/S. 3197) seeks to significantly increase U.S. interdictions of Iranian shipping vessels to enforce unilateral U.S. sanctions, a highly escalatory proposition that risks heightening tensions and inviting Iranian reprisals. The push is particularly unwise in the current context of regional hostilities that have spilled across the […]

February 15, 2024

A deluge of “alien land laws” have recently been proposed in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress seeking to ban or restrict the purchase of certain property for people if they were born in or hold citizenship from a country whose government has been deemed hostile to the U.S. NIAC, along with the American Civil […]

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July 21, 2024

Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw from the 2024 Presidential race is a noble one, putting American democracy ahead of his personal ambitions and pride. The choices for our country right now are stark and it is imperative that Americans have the opportunity to choose a leader who will protect democracy and civil rights at home and work for peace abroad.  

July 3, 2024

۲۱ ام اردیبهشت ماه سال ۱۳۴۵ در شهر آبادان متولد شد و ۵۶ سال بعد در همین تاریخ، روز ۲۱ اردی بهشت ماه سال ۱۴۰۱ در تهران دستگیر و روانه زندان شد. او در خانواده‌ای زحمت کش و پرجمعیت به دنیا آمد. پدرش نگهبان شرکت نفت بود و خانواده اش در محله احمد آباد آبادان […]

July 17, 2024

Two months ago, a hardline President infamous for overseeing mass executions in the Iranian judiciary was the second most powerful man in Iran, and was expected to remain so and potentially assume the role of Supreme Leader after the eventual passing of Ali Khamenei. There was little hope on the horizon for any change after […]

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 […]