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NIAC Press Releases

  • NIAC Statement on the Trump Administration’s Undermining of the JCPOA July 18, 2017
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    “While the Trump administration certified Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA with one hand today, it continues to undermine the nuclear accord with the other by undermining the sanctions relief process. Though Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA has been certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as well as all ...
  • NIAC Statement on the Unjust Sentencing of US Citizen Xiyue Wang July 17, 2017
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    “We condemn the unjust detention and sentencing of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton student conducting research on the Qajar Dynasty in Iran. From the evidence made public by Iran’s Judiciary against Mr. Wang, it appears that his only crime was to read books at a public library. To conflate a historian’s ...
  • NIAC Statement on Passing of Maryam Mirzakhani July 15, 2017
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    Washington, D.C. – Elham Khatami released this statement following the untimely death of Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal for mathematics: “We offer our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Stanford Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, who was the first woman and first Iranian to win the ...
  • NIAC Applauds Court Ruling in Favor of Grandparents July 14, 2017
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Phone: (202) 780-9590 Email: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shayan Modarres, Legal Counsel for the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court’s decision to include grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and siblings-in-law as close familial relationships: “We ...

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NIAC in the News

  • Bloomberg: U.S. Says Iran Meets Letter, Not Spirit of Nuclear Deal July 19, 2017
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    Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, discusses Iran’s compliance with the deal to curb its nuclear program. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets; Middle East.”
  • Washington Post: U.S. and Iran are Heading Toward Crisis July 19, 2017
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    The Trump administration has “deliberately created an environment of uncertainty by consistently questioning the validity” of the deal, said Trita Parsi.
  • Brides Magazine: How Trump’s Travel Ban Is Keeping Families Apart July 19, 2017
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    “Weddings are supposed to celebrate the unification of our families—but we were being forced apart instead,” says Mina Jafari, an Iranian-American living in the U.S. For many of us, it’s impossible to imagine our weddings without our aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents surrounding us. Yet, like Jafari, many Americans have ...
  • Al Jazeera: US Certifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Vows New Sanctions July 18, 2017
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    Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, told Al Jazeera that he is not surprised that such divisions exist. “I don’t think . I think his advisers do and they were tasked with finding a way to scrap it without ...

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