Statements & Press Releases

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  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Iran Deal Ultimatum January 12, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC President Trita Parsi released the following statement after President Trump coupled a reissuance of sanctions waivers with new sanctions on Iran: “President Trump’s statement today is little more than a temporary stay of execution. He has once again threatened to kill the Iran nuclear accord outright if Congress and ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump Plans to Renew Iran Sanctions Waivers January 11, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    NIAC President Trita Parsi issued the following statement regarding reports that President Trump will extend key sanctions waivers tomorrow as obligated by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal: “At first glance, Donald Trump’s anticipated decision to reissue sanctions waivers on Iran comes across as a retreat ...
  • NIAC Calls for Release of Demonstrators January 11, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, D.C. – National Iranian American Council issued the following statement: “We reiterate our call on the Iranian government to honor its human rights obligations, including by releasing all prisoners of conscience. The government has detained thousands of Iranians in the midst of the demonstrations and at least 2 have died ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran Demonstrations December 28, 2017
    NIAC Press Release
    Washington, D.C. – National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi issued the following statement: “Like many, we have been monitoring the situation in Iran very closely and been in touch with people on the ground. We reiterate our call to the Iranian government to uphold its international human rights obligations, including ...
  • NIAC Applauds 9th Circuit for Ruling Against Muslim Ban (Again) December 22, 2017
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Phone: (407) 408-0494 Washington, D.C. – Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement following the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the lower court ruling blocking President Trump’s third Muslim ban: “We are reassured by ...
  • NIAC Statement on Nikki Haley’s Missile Speech December 14, 2017
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    Washington, DC – National Iranian American Council Research Director Reza Marashi issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Nikki Haley’s presentation at the Defense Intelligence Agency accusing Iran of supplying missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen:
  • Muslim Ban Plaintiffs Statement in Advance of IAAB v. Trump Hearing December 8, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / LINK December 8, 2017 Contact: Shayan Modarres Phone: (407) 408-0494 Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Muslim Ban Plaintiffs Statement in Advance of IAAB v. Trump Hearing Our Resolve Has Never Been Greater Washington, D.C – Today, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. will hear arguments in three related legal challenges, including Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) ...
  • NIAC Frustrated with Muslim Ban Being Allowed Back into Effect December 4, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shayan Modarres Email: smodarres@niacouncil.org Phone: (407) 408-0494 Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”) issued the following statement on the heels of a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States moments ago to lift injunctions in the Fourth and Ninth Circuits, allowing the ...
  • NIAC Statement on President’s Retweet of Hate Group Videos November 29, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    President Trump retweeted a British white supremacist’s hateful videos attempting to vilify Muslims.
  • NIAC Statement on Shooting of Bijan Ghaisar November 28, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    We are deeply saddened and concerned by the shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar, an Iranian-American from Northern Virginia, at the hands of U.S. Park Police.
  • FAQ on Iranian Earthquake Relief November 13, 2017
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    As Iranian Americans, our hearts go out to all of those who were impacted by yesterday’s tragic earthquake that struck near the Iran-Iraq border. Initial reporting indicates that it is the deadliest earthquake of 2017, with hundreds dead and thousands injured, and many more who have lost everything. Like with prior earthquakes ...
  • BREAKING: IAAB v. Trump Team Praises Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 18, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    According to Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council: “We applaud the court’s decision in blocking this unconstitutional third attempt at a Muslim Ban.  This latest travel ban is little more than a dangerous effort to target Iranians and Muslims, unjustified by any credible national security concerns. The ...
  • NIAC Encouraged By Hawaii Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 October 17, 2017
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    The Hawaii U.S. District Court blocked Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 from going into effect nationwide.
  • NIAC Deplores Trump’s Push to Violate Iran Nuclear Deal October 13, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    “Congress must step in and make it clear that it will restrain this President and that the U.S. is fully committed to upholding its word on the Iran deal” said Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council.
  • Trump Risks War with Iran through Reckless Nuclear Deal Decision October 12, 2017
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, DC – Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council and author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s failed certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “Trump’s failed certification of the Iran nuclear deal ...