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  • The Washington Post: Iran Nuclear Deal is in the Crosshairs and May Not Survive a Trump Administration January 12, 2017
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    washington_post_square“The deal is in tremendous danger,” said Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council, who has been a strong supporter of the agreement. “Iranians are building up their case to make sure that once the deal falls apart, they can point to a strong record of the U.S. ...
  • Bloomberg: What the Death of Hashemi Rafsanjani Means for Iran January 9, 2017
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    bloomberg_logoTrita Parsi, National Iranian American Council founder and chief executive officer, reacts to the death of Iranian President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a co-founder of the Islamic Republic who later proposed freeing the economy from state control and promoted more moderate views than many of his peers. He speaks ...
  • Bloomberg: Rouhani Loses Key Ally as Former Iran Leader Rafsanjani Dies January 9, 2017
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    bloombergRafsanjani’s death “could not have come at a worse time for moderate forces in Iran,” said Trita Parsi, author of the forthcoming book “Losing an Enemy – Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy,” and president of the Washington-based National Iranian American Council.
  • Vice News: Iran Loses a Moderate January 8, 2017
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    vice_news_logoRafsanjani’s death will be deeply felt by the country’s moderates, who saw him as “a much needed balance against conservative forces that would further intensify domestic repression and put Iran on a path towards confrontation with the West,” said Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council and author ...
  • The Washington Post: Iran’s Former President, Set to Play Key Role in Selecting Next Supreme Leader, Dies January 8, 2017
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    washington_post_squareRouhani is often mentioned as a potential successor to become supreme leader once Khamenei dies. But the assumption was that Rafsanjani would be alive to help make that happen. “His chances of winning this power struggle without Rafsanjani pulling for him in the background is now reduced,” said Trita Parsi, ...
  • RT: How Trump Could Nuke the Iran Deal December 28, 2016
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    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-5-34-14-pmDr. Trita Parsi appears on Big Picture to discuss Trump’s stance on the Iran Nuclear deal, and what the geopolitical consequences would be if the US backed out of the deal.
  • New York Times: Airbus Will Sell 100 Planes to Iran After Similar Boeing Deal December 22, 2016
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    ny-times“When Boeing and Airbus come forward with these massive deals, with these jobs, these things will have an impact on the U.S. economy,” said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, a Washington-based group that is critical of Iran’s leaders but has called for improved ties and fewer ...
  • Al Monitor: Obama Administration Allows Americans to Train Iranians December 21, 2016
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    almonitorIn a first, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is allowing relevant companies to send Americans to Iran to help with their operation and maintenance. With that move, the Obama administration is “breaking a taboo,” says Tyler Cullis of the pro-engagement National Iranian American Council. “It’s a pretty big ...
  • The Washington Post: Iran Sanctions Extended, But Without Obama’s Signature December 15, 2016
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    washington-post-logo“By the middle of 2017,” said Trita Parsi, head of the National Iranian American Council and a supporter of the deal, “you could have a president in Iran and a president in the United States who both ran on the same platform opposing the nuclear deal.”
  • CNN: Reza Marashi on Nuclear Deal’s Future After Trump Victory December 6, 2016
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    CNN-150x150CNN talks to Reza Marashi about the incoming Trump administration’s threats to abandon or alter the Iran nuclear deal, and the potential response from Tehran.
  • The Huffington Post: The Senate Vote To Extend Iran Sanctions Is A Symbolic Move That Could Antagonize Tehran December 1, 2016
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    huffpost logoThe Iran Sanctions Act extension puts the White House in a difficult position. “I don’t think the White House believed that Congress would have the discipline to just pass a clean authorization,” Tyler Cullis, a policy associate at the National Iranian American Council, told HuffPost, referring to efforts by lawmakers ...
  • New York Times: Trump, Though Critical of Nuclear Deal, Could Offer Opportunities for Iran November 20, 2016
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    t_logo_291_blackEven with the nuclear deal, things could ultimately break Iran’s way. Last week, 76 national security experts signed a report urging Mr. Trump to keep the deal. And lately, even some Republicans in Congress and groups that had opposed the deal urged Mr. Trump to go slowly and consider other ...
  • VICE News: Trump Pick for CIA Wants Stronger Domestic Surveillance November 18, 2016
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    vice_news_logo“Rolling back the Iran deal is not picking a fight with Iran,” Parsi told VICE News. “It’s picking a fight with Russia, China, the EU and the vast majority of countries who welcome this deal.” //
  • Slate: What Happens if Trump Blows Up the Iran Deal? November 17, 2016
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    slate-logoTrump’s intentions may not be fully clear—as Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, which supports diplomatic engagement between the two countries, told me, “All we’re basing our analysis on is a bunch of tweets.” //
  • The National Interest: Building on the Iran Nuclear Agreement November 17, 2016
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    national-intAn excellent guide to those opportunities is a just-released report titled Maximizing the Opening with Iran: How President Trump Can Secure American Interests in the Middle East, prepared by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and signed by 76 national security experts and scholars. //