Statements & Press Releases

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  • NIAC Letter Regarding Etsy’s U.S. Sanctions Compliance Policies and Discriminatory Treatment Towards Iranian Americans January 18, 2020
    The National Iranian American Council has sent a letter to Etsy concerning its apparently discriminatory treatment of an American vendor selling “Persian dolls” on its website. These dolls appear to have been made in America with American materials by an American, and under no circumstances should have been flagged as ...
  • Letter of Solidarity Standing with NIAC January 17, 2020
    The National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and its sister organization NIAC Action, are American civil-society organizations working on behalf of members of the Iranian-American community and the broader American public. At a time when our nation is bitterly divided, NIAC is an important voice in our public debate on issues ...
  • NIAC Receives Outpouring of Support After Outrageous “Dual Loyalty” Attack Leveled By Pro-War Senators January 17, 2020
    Washington, DC – Over 100 organizations, experts and former officials rallied to the defense of the National Iranian American Council and its sister organization, NIAC Action, after three extreme partisan Senate war hawks questioned the organization’s allegiances. NIAC is an American organization that for nearly two decades has been a ...
  • NIAC Responds to Baseless Accusations by Senators Cotton, Cruz, and Braun January 14, 2020
    “At NIAC, we are proud of the work we do for our community. We will never stop working to advance peace and diplomacy or fighting for equitable immigration policies and the civil rights of all Americans. Unfortunately, in the current political climate, immigrant organizations and communities like ours are increasingly ...
  • NIAC Statement on European Powers Triggering JCPOA Dispute Resolution Mechanism January 14, 2020
    Europe’s complete fecklessness in the face of Donald Trump’s pressure is once again on full display. Unlike the Trump administration that has orchestrated this nuclear crisis, Europe wants to keep the Iran deal alive and has exerted diplomatic energy toward that end, with little to show for it.
  • NIAC Statement on Repression of Iranian Protests January 13, 2020
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    WASHINGTON DC – In response to reports that Iranian protests, after shooting down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger plane this week, are being repressed by authorities, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement:
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Accidental Downing of Passenger Plane January 11, 2020
    Our hearts are with the families and friends still grieving over their lost loved ones. This has been a tremendous loss for Iran, the Iranian diaspora and all who lost loved ones on the flight. Today we learned this was an entirely avoidable and irresponsible error, which has already prompted ...
  • NIAC Statement on House Passage of Resolution to Halt Iran War January 9, 2020
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    Ryan Costello, Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on the passage of the resolution (H.Con.Res. 83) from Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) clarifying that President Trump does not have authorization for war with Iran:
  • NIAC Statement on Ukraine Airliner Crash in Iran January 9, 2020
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington DC – In response to reports on the crash of a Ukrainian civilian plane, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement:”Our hearts are with the families and friends of the many victims of the crash in Iran, Canada, Ukraine and Europe. It is hard to imagine ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iranian Missile Attacks on U.S. Bases in Iraq January 7, 2020
    NIAC is deeply concerned by reports of Iranian missile attacks against U.S. military bases inside Iraq. We condemn all military escalations by both the Iranian and U.S. governments that have led us to this tragic and avoidable point. It is not too late to pull back from a full-blown war. ...
  • Statement of Coalition of Iranian-American Organizations on Border Detentions January 7, 2020
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    We write to share extremely disconcerting news, and to share important information with you regarding new immigration incidents affecting Iranian Americans and Iranians in the U.S.  Please read the below carefully and share this information with your friends and family. 
  • NIAC Statement on DHS Investigation into Detentions of Iranian Americans at U.S. Ports of Entry January 7, 2020
    “On Sunday, January 5, the National Iranian American Council requested that the Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties open an investigation into the detainment and questioning of Iranian Americans at the U.S. ports of entry. We are pleased that the Office for Civil Rights and ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Decision to Reduce Compliance with Nuclear Deal January 6, 2020
    In response to reports that Iran would continue to reduce compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: “The catastrophic ineptitude of President Trump’s maximum pressure strategy is yet again on full display, this time with Iran’s nuclear program. From the assassination of ...
  • NIAC Statement on Soleimani’s Death in Airstrike in Iraq January 2, 2020
    “The last thing the world needs is yet another disastrous American military adventure in the Middle East. The assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani is a profoundly reckless move that will be viewed as an act of war in Tehran. The most aggressive hardline elements inside Iran have ...
  • NIAC Urges US-Iran Descalation in Iraq December 29, 2019
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 29, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | NIAC Urges US-Iran Descalation in Iraq Washington DC – In response to reports that the U.S.  has carried out military strikes against an Iraqi militia after a rocket attack that claimed the life of an American civilian contractor, ...