Obama and Iran’s Rouhani Must Seize the Moment In Spite of Hardliners

The election of Hassan Rouhani to be the next President of Iran presents a major potential opportunity for progress on human rights in Iran and diplomacy with the U.S. Despite the odds, the Iranian people made their voices heard in Iran. Let’s make sure they don’t fall on deaf ears in the United States.




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Ryan CostelloRyan CostelloRyan Costello joined NIAC in April 2013 as a Policy Fellow and now serves as Policy Director. In this role, Ryan monitors legislation, conducts research and writing, and coordinates advocacy efforts. Ryan previously served as a Program Associate at the Connect U.S. Fund, where he focused on nuclear non-proliferation policy.
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Jamal AbdiJamal AbdiJamal Abdi joined the National Iranian American Council as Policy Director in November 2009, directing NIAC’s efforts to monitor policies and legislation, and to educate and advocate on behalf of the Iranian-American community. Abdi joined NIAC’s team following his work in the US Congress as Policy Advisor to Representative Brian Baird (D-WA). Jamal tweets at @jabdi.
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