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February 3, 2023

Conflicting views come out of Iran on EU’s IRGC terror push and a deadly attack is launched on Azerbaijani embassy. Meanwhile, Mostafa Tajzadeh released a letter from Evin Prison outlining a roadmap to democracy.

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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 […]

January 23, 2023

Texas Governor Abbott has announced that he plans on signing legislation banning Iranians from owning property in his state. We must mobilize to stop this legislation from seeing the light of day. Take action now by calling his office>>

January 11, 2023

 I want to take a brief moment to thank you for supporting NIAC with your contribution in 2022 and helping us hit our budgetary needs. The end of last year was certainly full of turbulence and division within the Iranian-American community, but we were able to hit our end of year fundraising goals thanks […]

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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. 

February 2, 2023

Donna Farvard, National Organizing Director with NIAC Action, released the following statement condemning the recent vote to remove Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-5) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

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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 30, 2023

Dissident Iranian journalist Keyvan Samimi, 74, was released from prison last Thursday, his family confirmed. Samimi was arrested in May 2019 for participating in a peaceful protest outside of the Iranian parliament on International Workers’ Day in Tehran. A year later, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced him to three years in prison on […]

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