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NIAC Press Releases

  • NIAC Urges Universities to Extend Admission Deadlines for Iranian Students amidst Internet Shutdown November 21, 2019
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    “We ask all university administrators to extend deadlines as necessary to accommodate Iranian nationals seeking admission in light of recent turmoil in Iran. As documented by both human rights organizations and tech companies, the Iranian government has responded to protests with a brutal crackdown and that effectively shut down the ...
  • NIAC Petitions U.S. Treasury for General License Update to Support Iranians’ Access to Internet November 20, 2019
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    Washington DC – As the Iranian government implements a near total shutdown of the internet in the midst of a crackdown against widespread protests, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) called on the U.S. Treasury Department to take necessary steps to ensure U.S. sanctions are not contributing to the Iranian ...
  • NIAC Statement on Protests across Iran over Gas Price Hike November 16, 2019
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    “NIAC is closely tracking reports of protests in many Iranian cities after the government announced an increase in the price of gasoline. NIAC condemns the Iranian government’s use of force used to disperse protestors, as seen in videos showing the deployment of riot police and tear gas in parts of ...
  • Iranian Americans Increasingly at the Center of Systematic Discrimination Across the U.S. November 15, 2019
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    Today we learned that the federal officers who inexplicably gunned down a young Iranian-American man at point blank range will not be held accountable. Bijan Ghaisar’s parents and family have sought answers for over two years and have been stonewalled by their own government. Bijan’s murder is just one part ...

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NIAC in the News

  • Coalition of Foreign Policy Experts Outline 8 Recommendations to Deescalate Tensions with Iran July 30, 2019
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    As foreign-policy practitioners with decades of collective experience in national security and diplomacy, we write to warn that U.S.-Iran tensions have entered a dangerous new phase that has put us on the brink of a disastrous and avoidable war. The administration’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear agreement in pursuit ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran Surpassing Enriched Uranium Stockpile Limit July 1, 2019
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    In response to reports that Iran has surpassed the enriched uranium stockpile limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement: “The consequences of President Trump’s abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal ...
  • Al Jazeera: Jamal Abdi discusses Trump’s failed Iran policies June 20, 2019
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    Al Jazeera: Jamal Abdi discusses Trump's failed Iran policiesNIAC President Jamal Abdi joined Al Jazeera on June 20 and June 26 to discuss the U.S. failed maximum pressure campaign, the leading the U.S. into a war with Iran is the point of Bolton and Pompeo’s “maximum pressure” policy and that Democrats in Congress need to do more.
  • NIAC’s Ehsan Zahedani Appears on Iran International June 2, 2019
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    NIAC’s Ehsan Zahedani appeared on Iran International to discuss recent online trolling attacks against NIAC from the Iran Disinformation Project.

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