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February 22, 2024

The introduction of this bill is a crucial step to officially put our community on the map and open up new resources and benefits – from having better data to address health disparities in our communities, to economic growth opportunities, to increasing our political presence and participation. 

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 9, 2024

Transparency is core to NIAC’s values. Here is a breakdown of some of our work in 2024 through the month of January

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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 […]

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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February 22, 2024

The introduction of this bill is a crucial step to officially put our community on the map and open up new resources and benefits – from having better data to address health disparities in our communities, to economic growth opportunities, to increasing our political presence and participation. 

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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.

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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 […]

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. 

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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

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.

January 12, 2024

41 prominent local organizations and individuals in Colorado state delivered a letter calling on the U.S. Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper 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. Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper have yet to publicly express support for a ceasefire and other measures to end the war in Gaza.

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January 23, 2024

Mohammad Ghobadlou, arrested in connection with the 2022 nationwide protests in Iran, has been executed following accusations that he had deliberately killed Sergeant Farid Karampour and injured other officers. According to Mizan, the judiciary’s news agency, “the criminal court’s verdict of ‘Qisas’ (retribution) for Mohammad Ghobadlou was carried out following the Supreme Court’s confirmation.” Human […]

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