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  • Trump Pays Lip Service on Hate February 28, 2017
    NIAC Press Release
    gettyimages-645940624After months of demonizing Muslims, banning Iranians from visiting their families in America, and fanning the flames of hatred in our country, Donald Trump finally went on a limb tonight and condemned acts of hate.
  • Iranian-American Organizations on Rise in Hate Crimes: Time for Leaders to Condemn These Incidents February 28, 2017
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    Logos-Pars-PAAIA-IABA-NIACWASHINGTON, DC – Today four Iranian American organizations released the following statement following a series of violent incidents that have recently taken place with the intention to target Americans of Iranian descent.
  • Kansas Shooter Believed He Was Targeting Iranians February 27, 2017
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    Adam Purinton-Olathe KansasWashington, DC – National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement: Last week we expressed our shock and condolences after a Kansas man allegedly shot three people he believed to be Middle Eastern, screaming “get out of my country.” Two of the men were Indian and one of them died ...
  • After Kansas Murder, NIAC Calls on Trump to Condemn Anti-Immigrant Violence February 23, 2017
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    Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 5.36.34 PMThe National Iranian American Council is horrified and outraged by the shooting of three people in Olathe, Kansas Wednesday evening. NIAC sends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Srinivas Kuchibotla, who passed away, and Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot, both of whom are recovering from injuries.

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NIAC in the News

  • PRI: Federal Appeals Court Refuses To Restore Trump’s Immigration Ban February 9, 2017
    NIAC in the News
    PRITrita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council says that his organization will also keep fighting Trump’s immigration policy. “At the end of the day it’s not the end of the road, regardless of the decision,” he says. If the government ultimately wins this battle in court, he worries that ...
  • CNN: Donald Trump Shakes His Fist, But Is US Foreign Policy Actually Changing? February 6, 2017
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    CNN“This administration has a great difficulty in concluding any type of policies because of the tremendous ideological contradictions that exist within the administration itself,” Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council told CNN on Saturday. “Part of the reason why we are seeing this chaos is precisely because ...
  • SF Gate: Immigrant Families Hopeful After Decision Halting Trump Order February 4, 2017
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    sf“The ruling has opened up a window in which individuals with current visas should be permitted to return,” the National Iranian American Council said in a statement. The statement noted that the legal situation was fluid and that “if you intend to return to the country then it is best ...
  • CNN: Middle East Execs Won’t Talk About Trump’s Travel Ban February 1, 2017
    NIAC in the News
    CNN“Since it is the line their governments have taken, many business leaders may not feel comfortable questioning the ban or questioning their governments line on this,” said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council. That’s a view shared by Fawaz Gerges, professor of International Relations at the London ...

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