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NIAC Press Releases

  • NIAC Responds to Trump’s State of the Union Address February 5, 2020
    “The President also failed to talk about his cruel Muslim Travel Ban that separates Iranian-American families, his border policies that have infringed on the rights of Iranian Americans who have been treated as second class citizens, or his unexplained deportation of Iranian students. These policies are eroding the foundations of ...
  • NIAC Statement on the Expansion of the Muslim Ban January 31, 2020
    “Today’s expanded Muslim ban is yet another consequence of the courts and Congress allowing the President to discriminate against immigrant communities. This expansion, which clearly has no basis in an imminent national security threat, should further motivate lawmakers to take swift action that has been delayed too long. Fortunately, the ...
  • NIAC Statement on Discriminatory Order Issued to Customs and Border Patrol January 30, 2020
    Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the publication of what appears to be the discriminatory order issued by the Seattle Field Office to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers which resulted in the outrageous and discriminatory detention of individuals of Iranian ...
  • NIAC Statement on House Resolution 752 Condemning Iran’s Crackdown on Protestors January 28, 2020
    “H.Res. 752 rightly condemns the Iranian government’s brutal crackdown in November that left hundreds of protesters dead following mass demonstrations triggered by an end to fuel subsidies. It is important for credible voices in Congress to condemn the Iranian government’s gross violations of human rights and call on Iran to ...

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NIAC in the News

  • Coalition of Foreign Policy Experts Outline 8 Recommendations to Deescalate Tensions with Iran July 30, 2019
    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
    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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