Statements & Press Releases

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  • 4th Circuit Issues Biggest Blow Yet to Trump’s Muslim Ban May 25, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Phone: 202 386-6325 Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Washington, D.C.  –– The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement in response to the decision today by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the lower court nationwide freeze of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban: “The National Iranian American ...
  • NIAC Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Sanctions Warning May 24, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement in response to former Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning to his former Senate Foreign Relations Committee colleagues against proceeding with S. 722, new Iran sanctions legislation scheduled for a mark-up tomorrow morning that would violate the Iran ...
  • NIAC Responds to President Rouhani’s Reelection, Calls on Trump to Choose Diplomacy May 20, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The Iranian people have delivered a decisive victory for President Hassan Rouhani.
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Experts Available to Discuss Iranian Elections & Trump’s Visit to Saudi Arabia May 18, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Experts from the National Iranian American Council are available to discuss tomorrow’s May 19th Iranian elections and their results, as well as Trump’s first trip abroad as President to Saudi Arabia which coincides with the elections. The next week will be vital to determining the future of U.S. policy toward ...
  • NIAC Responds to President Trump’s Renewal of Sanction Waivers for Iran May 17, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement following the President’s renewal of sanctions waivers pursuant to U.S. obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “We welcome President Trump’s decision to adhere to the obligations of the U.S. under the JCPOA and waive nuclear-related ...
  • BREAKING: US District Court Judge “Inclined to Agree” That Muslim Ban Unconstitutional May 11, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC Says Stayed Decision is Strong Line of Defense in Case Courts Overturn Injunction on President Trump’s Muslim Ban WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, Judge Tanya Sue Chutkan a judge at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order staying the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) motion ...
  • NIAC Deeply Concerned By New “Extreme Vetting” Proposal May 4, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is profoundly concerned by the Trump administration’s newly released proposal for “extreme vetting” interview questions. “Donald Trump’s Muslim ban has been blocked by multiple courts so now he is attempting to circumvent the judiciary and impose a Muslim ban through new measures,” ...
  • NIAC Condemns DOJ Decision in Alton Sterling Case May 3, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement following the Justice Department’s decision not to charge the police officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling: “We are deeply disturbed and saddened to learn that the Department of Justice, under the direction of Jeff Sessions, will not be prosecuting ...
  • NIAC Finds Secretary Tillerson’s Statements on Iran and the JCPOA Deeply Troubling April 19, 2017
    NIACNIAC
    Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement following the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements on the review of U.S. policy towards Iran and the JCPOA: “Today Secretary Tillerson and the Trump administration placed the security of the American people and the world at grave risk.
  • NIAC Calls on Trump to Renew Iran Sanctions Waivers April 19, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi issued the following statement following the President’s certification to Congress that Iran is upholding its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal:
  • Joint Statement of Iranian-American Organizations on Detentions of Iranians April 5, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    As organizations that represent the Iranian-American community, we are deeply concerned by recent arrests of Iranians visiting and studying in the United States. At least two Iranians are currently being held in custody by U.S. immigration authorities: Alia Ghandi and Mohammad Salar Fard-Hajian. We implore authorities to ensure these individuals have ...
  • Boeing Deal is Win For U.S. Jobs and Ordinary Iranians’ Safety April 4, 2017
    NIACNIAC
    We welcome this agreement that will help sustain and create jobs in the U.S. and improve the safety of Iran’s aging commercial airliner fleet. Combined with Boeing’s previous $16.6 billion deal with Iran Air that was finalized late last year, this deal is a win-win that will benefit the American ...
  • NIAC Calls on Authorities to Release Second Detained Iranian Citizen Holding Valid Visa April 2, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The National Iranian American Council calls upon authorities to release and explain the arrest and detention of Mohammad Salar Fard-Hajian, an Iranian citizen who holds a valid U.S. visa. Fard-Hajian was arrested Thursday in Dearborn, Michigan. NIAC has confirmed with the Dearborn Police Department that he was taken into custody ...
  • NIAC Calls on Authorities to Release Detained Iranian Citizen Holding Valid Visa March 30, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “The National Iranian American Council calls upon authorities to release and explain the arrest and detention of Alia Ghandi, an Iranian citizen who holds a valid U.S. visa. Ghandi’s arrest raises a number of concerns that Iranians are still being unfairly targeted by immigration enforcement due to their national origin, ...
  • NIAC Statement on President Trump’s Norooz Message March 22, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to President Trump’s message on Norooz: “Empty words disgrace the one who speaks them, like serving a walnut shell without the nut.” -Saadi