Statements & Press Releases

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  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Iran Threat April 24, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    “The President is setting up a dangerous catch-22 with Iran. Trump is threatening war if Iran restarts nuclear activities on one hand while he unravels the very agreement that prevents a nuclear-armed Iran on the other. This is more than a war of words, the President is setting us up for a very real ...
  • Pompeo to Lose Foreign Relations Committee Vote April 20, 2018
    Jamal AbdiJamal Abdi
    Washington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after a majority of the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced their opposition to Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo: “This is a blow to Pompeo’s standing that will haunt him even if he is confirmed. ...
  • NIAC Statement on Syria Strikes April 13, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    National Iranian American Council Research Director Reza Marashi released the following statement on the strikes on Syria.
  • Our Community Must Not Be Divided at this Critical Moment April 8, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    A recent piece by Eli Lake, where he attacks NIAC through the words of Dr. Shirin Ebadi to advance his own dangerous agenda for Iran, comes at a time when unity in our community is needed more than ever.
  • NIAC Demands Transparency From DOJ in Bijan Ghaisar Police Shooting March 28, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    This morning, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) sent a letter to United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III and United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, urging them to release 911 calls from November 17, 2017, the night 25 year-old unarmed Iranian American Bijan ...
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Experts Available to Discuss Choice of John Bolton as National Security Advisor March 23, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, DC – Experts from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will be available to media to offer analysis of President Trump’s decision to choose John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor. Donald Trump may have just effectively declared war on Iran. With the appointment of John Bolton, ...
  • With Bolton Pick, Trump is Assembling an Iran War Cabinet March 22, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Trita Parsi issued the following statement regarding the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor.
  • Iranian-American Organizations Demand Answers for Discriminatory Targeting of Sahar Nowrouzzadeh March 22, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Washington, DC – Seven organizations sent a letter on March 22, 2018, in response to the recent discriminatory firing of an Iranian-American civil servant, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, who has dedicated her career to the service of this country. Efforts to discriminate against Sahar due to outside attacks first surfaced in April, ...
  • NIAC Concerned over Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Push for War March 19, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    “The Saudi Crown Prince’s Mohammed bin Salman’s official state visit to Washington DC tomorrow has one purpose above all and that is to fulfill what former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates warned about in 2010: The Saudis “want to fight the Iranians to the last American.” But while the Saudi effort to ...
  • Apple’s Shut Down for Iranians is Disturbing Trend U.S. Government Must Reverse March 16, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    We urge that the Administration take steps to ensure that its policies are not undermining legitimate interests like human rights and freedom of speech for Iranians. 
  • Pompeo Nomination Threatens Iran Deal, Increases Risk of War March 13, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, DC – National Iranian American Council issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Mike Pompeo to become Secretary of State: “Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State could have profound implications for the fate of the Iran nuclear deal and the prospect of a new war in the Middle ...
  • NIAC Outraged By Revelation of Non-Existent Waiver Process Under Muslim Ban March 6, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Demonstrators spell out "# No Muslim Ban" during the "Boston Protest Against Muslim Ban and Anti-Immigration Orders" to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Brian SnyderWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council is appalled by the revelation that, despite the Trump Administration’s claims that there is a “waiver” process to ensure his Muslim ban does not target family members of Americans, only two such waivers had been issued by Feb. 15 – out of ...
  • IAAB v. Trump Muslim Ban Plaintiffs File Petition with the United States Supreme Court February 26, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    On Friday, the plaintiffs in Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) v. Trump joined plaintiffs in two other cases in filing a petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. The parties have asked the Court to review their cases and are seeking an expedited briefing schedule so that the ...
  • NIAC Welcomes FATF Decision to Continue Suspension of Penalties on Iran February 23, 2018
    NIAC Statement
    Washington, DC – The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to continue the suspension of counter-measures against Iran: FATF made the right decision by recognizing the progress that Iran has made to reform its banking laws, while ensuring that Iran ...
  • NIAC Calls for Investigation into Death of Canadian-Iranian Academic February 12, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    The death of Iranian-Canadian Kavous Seyed-Emami while in custody at Evin Prison on vague charges of espionage is deeply concerning. NIAC calls on Iranian authorities to allow an independent autopsy and uninhibited investigation into the circumstances that led to Seyed-Emami’s death in order to determine whether his human rights were ...