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May 5, 2022

Ryan Costello, Policy Director with National Iranian American Council Action, issued the following statement on the Senate’s non-binding vote for Sen. Lankford’s motion to instruct undermining the Biden administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran: This was a non-binding vote, but it should be a wake-up call for the Biden administration that the deal won’t save itself. […]

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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.

April 18, 2022

Learn more about our Academies, an initiative to build political power among young Iranian Americans.

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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. 

May 5, 2022

Ryan Costello, Policy Director with National Iranian American Council Action, issued the following statement on the Senate’s non-binding vote for Sen. Lankford’s motion to instruct undermining the Biden administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran: This was a non-binding vote, but it should be a wake-up call for the Biden administration that the deal won’t save itself. […]

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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. 

April 29, 2022

Circulating rumors claim that the JCPOA negotiations are both dead and that a deal is near. At the same time, U.S. officials still say the deal is the best option. Meanwhile, a verdict is expected in the trial of former Iranian judiciary official Hamid Nouri in Sweden, and there have been arrests at a protest in northern Iran.

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April 25, 2022

Reports broke today that Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi—two honors students at one of Iran’s most prestigious universities, Sharif University—have been sentenced to 16 years in prison by an Iranian court on bogus charges such as “corruption, conspiracy to act against national security and propaganda against the state.” News of these two young and gifted […]

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