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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 […]

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 30, 2024

Washington, DC – NIAC was one among over 180 organizations in a letter today calling on U.S. universities to end the crackdown on campus protests and encampments demanding an end to the war in Gaza. These students, who are exercising their right to protest peacefully amid an atmosphere of pressure, intimidation, and even physical retaliation, […]

April 29, 2024

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

April 23, 2024

Congress is exploiting recent tensions to jam through a series of hawkish approaches toward Iran and the Middle East as a whole, including legislation to push forward a ban on U.S. travel to Iran and a package that provides billions to send weapons to Israel and an expansion of broad Iran sanctions.

April 19, 2024

Congress is poised to advance – with President Biden’s endorsement – a massive $26 billion Israeli military aid package that includes several billions of dollars in unrestricted offensive weaponry for Israel and expansive new sanctions on Iran. With Israel planning a possible military incursion into Rafah opposed by the U.S. and facing no accountability for […]

April 19, 2024

We were deeply disturbed by the reports of an Israeli military strike in Isfahan last night which risked triggering a new cycle of violence in the brewing conflict between Israel and Iran. We call on Iran and Israel to stand down from further retaliation and respect international law, and for President Biden to finally move with urgency to de-conflict and end the war in Gaza.

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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 30, 2024

Washington, DC – NIAC was one among over 180 organizations in a letter today calling on U.S. universities to end the crackdown on campus protests and encampments demanding an end to the war in Gaza. These students, who are exercising their right to protest peacefully amid an atmosphere of pressure, intimidation, and even physical retaliation, […]

April 29, 2024

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

May 24, 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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May 17, 2024

عبدالله مومنی و مبارزه از دوران دانشجویی تا فعالیت سیاسی در سمت مشاور میرحسین موسوی  کمتر کسی در عرصه سیاسی ایران ممکن است فعال بوده باشد یا دوران دانشجویی را در دهه های ۷۰ و ۸۰ و ۹۰ در ایران گذرانده و سودای سیاست به سر داشته باشد و نام عبدالله مومنی را نشنیده باشد. […]

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 […]