Statements & Press Releases

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  • NIAC Finds Secretary Tillerson’s Statements on Iran and the JCPOA Deeply Troubling April 19, 2017
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    niac logoWashington, 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
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    NIAC LogoWashington, 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
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    PAAIA-NIAC-IAAB-IABA-PARSAs 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
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    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
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    NIAC LogoThe 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
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    Alia“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
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    NIAC LogoWashington, 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
  • NIAC Statement on Secretary Tillerson’s Norooz Message March 21, 2017
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    Rex TillersonWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to the Secretary Rex Tillerson’s message on Norooz: “We welcome Secretary Tillerson’s Norooz greeting and message that we ‘look forward to celebrating this new spring together.’ Our question is: how? Tillerson and the Trump administration’s Muslim ...
  • NIAC Statement on Carry-On Restrictions for Muslim-Majority Countries March 21, 2017
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    niac logoThe National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new restrictions targeting travelers on foreign airlines from ten airports in Muslim-majority nations: “The Trump administration’s decision to bar passengers on foreign airlines in Muslim-majority countries from carrying large electronic devices on board must unfortunately be ...
  • NIAC Calls for White House Aide Sebastian Gorka’s Resignation or Dismissal March 16, 2017
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    220518_410781-161521NIAC’s Trita Parsi released the following statement in response to reports that Sebastian Gorka is a sworn member of the Nazi-affiliated group Vitézi Rend.
  • NIAC Welcomes Court Order Halting Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 March 15, 2017
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    6363597-9597585The court’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order barring the latest Executive Order imposing a Muslim ban is another triumph for American values over discrimination.
  • Iranian-American Orgs File Federal Court Challenge To Trump Travel Ban 2.0 March 14, 2017
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    NIAC LogoWashington, DC—Today, four prominent Iranian-American organizations renewed their challenge to the Trump Administration’s illegal and unconstitutional policies, filing papers to take on the President’s revised “Travel Ban” Executive Order. The organizations, joined by over 20 individual plaintiffs, have updated their existing lawsuit against the January 27th Travel Ban Executive Order, ...
  • NIAC Joins Amicus Brief to Protect Immigrants’ Citizenship March 9, 2017
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    C6VIUUqUwAAip2pWashington, DC – NIAC has joined 73 other organizations to file an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that threatens to allow the government to strip individuals of their U.S. citizenship for making minor, immaterial misstatements during the immigration process. Traditionally, stripping naturalized citizens of ...
  • Press Release: Trump’s New Muslim Ban March 6, 2017
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    NIAC LogoWashington, DC – National Iranian American Council Policy Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement in response to President Trump’s revised Muslim Ban: “Donald Trump has doubled down on his harmful and un-American threat to ban Muslims from this country. Since Trump’s first Muslim ban, we have seen a spate of ...
  • Trump Pays Lip Service on Hate February 28, 2017
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    gettyimages-645940624After months of demonizing Muslims, banning Iranians from visiting their families in America, and fanning the flames of hatred in our country, Donald Trump finally went on a limb tonight and condemned acts of hate.