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October 22, 2020

Washington DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement after reports of alleged Iranian interference in U.S. elections: “All foreign and illegitimate interference in American elections must be condemned and any effort to prevent Americans from voting is completely unacceptable. DNI Ratcliffe’s allegations that Iran has engaged in cyber activities intended to intimidate voters in select localities should be investigated.

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August 19, 2020

Assal and Mana sat down with NIAC Advisory Board Member Ambassador John Limbert to discuss his new novel with co-author Ambassador Marc Grossman, Believers: Love and Death in Tehran. Though a tale of fiction, Limbert brings his knowledge of Iran’s history, language, and culture, as well as his own experience as one of 52 American hostages held by Iranian students in 1979, to this engrossing spy novel set in Iran at the outset of the U.S. embassy seizure.

October 22, 2020

Washington DC – Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement after reports of alleged Iranian interference in U.S. elections: “All foreign and illegitimate interference in American elections must be condemned and any effort to prevent Americans from voting is completely unacceptable. DNI Ratcliffe’s allegations that Iran has engaged in cyber activities intended to intimidate voters in select localities should be investigated.

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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 16, 2020

New Judiciary Edict Seeks to Prevent Torture & Safeguard Citizens’ Rights. Rouhani Stresses Importance Peace with Enemies. Khamenei Blasts those who “Fear” Enemy. Travel Restrictions Imposed as COVID Deaths Reach Record High. Central Bank Chief Says Frozen Assets Will Return. Rouhani Celebrates Lifting of UN Conventional Arms Embargo.

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October 15, 2020

Chuckling with his buddies on Fox and Friends in late 2018, Lindsey Graham couldn’t resist brandishing his trademark sense of humor and cracking a joke about taking a DNA test a la Elizabeth Warren. “It’ll probably turn out I’m Iranian. That would be, like, terrible,” he quipped on national TV, prompting uneasy reactions from even his Fox News sycophants (and eventually an on-air rationalizing and semi-atonement from the Senator). Now the joke is on Lindsey Graham, who may no longer be a Senator in just a few short months. 

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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 19, 2020

Ali Alinejad, the brother of prominent Iranian political activist, Masih Alinejad, was first detained in September of 2019, along with other members of Alinejad’s family. In July of this year, Ali was sentenced to eight years in prison on bogus charges like “insulting the Supreme Leader” and “propaganda against the state.” Reports today indicate that an Iranian appeals court upheld the unjust eight-year prison sentence, despite outcry from his family and human rights activists. 

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