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NIAC Press Releases

  • NIAC Condemns Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers January 18, 2017
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    NIAC LogoWe are deeply disturbed by reports of threats to Jewish Centers across the country and condemn this and all acts of hate and violence. Today’s reports are sadly not isolated incidents. Unfortunately, these episodes appear to be on the rise. We were equally disturbed by reports on the rise of ...
  • NIAC Concerned That U.S. Banks are Denying Financial Services to Iranians in the U.S. January 9, 2017
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    chase-bank-2017Over the past few years, Iranian visa-holders resident in the United States have seen their bank accounts at U.S. financial institutions shuttered as a result of U.S. sanctions. The most recent case is that of Chase Bank, where NIAC has learned that Chase is closing the bank accounts of Iranian ...
  • U.S. Treasury Eases Humanitarian Trade with Iran December 22, 2016
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    niac logoWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement following OFAC’s amendments to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR): “We are encouraged by OFAC’s proactive steps to ensure U.S. companies are actually able to utilize humanitarian exceptions to the trade embargo with Iran. OFAC’s amendments to the ...
  • NIAC Welcomes OFAC’s Efforts to Clarify Iran Sanctions-Lifting December 15, 2016
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    ofac-treasury-623x420Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement following OFAC’s amendments to the Iran-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): “We applaud OFAC for taking a significant step towards fully realizing the U.S.’s JCPOA commitments and providing guidance intended to reduce the risk for non-U.S. banks and companies ...

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NIAC in the News

  • 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
    NIAC in the News
    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
    NIAC in the News
    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 ...

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