U.S.-Iran Relations

  • From the Hill: NIAC Asks if the U.S. and Iran are on a Collision Course October 18, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC Policy BriefWashington, DC – The Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran risk “impoverishing the Iranian middle class, crushing the Iranian civil society and eliminating prospects for peaceful democratic change,” warned Sina Toossi. “It is really creating a destructive situation internally.” Toossi was speaking at a briefing on Capitol Hill examining the Trump administration’s ...
  • US-Led Regime Change is not the Path October 11, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    By abandoning President Obama’s engagement track, which alleviated the proliferation risk of Iran’s nuclear program and initiated Iran’s reintegration into the global economy, Trump is closing all diplomatic doors and pursuing a conflict that will devastate one group above all: the Iranian people.
  • ICJ Orders US to Provide Licenses for Food, Medicine, and Civil Aviation in Iran October 3, 2018
    Washington, DC – NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the International Court of Justice ruled that the U.S. must provide licenses for transactions related to medicine, food, civil aviation, and other humanitarian grounds: “Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) reflects the consensus of the international ...
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 17th September 21, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    After weeks of uncertainty and debate about whether President Hassan Rouhani would attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), it was confirmed this week that he will travel to New York on Sunday for the annual gathering alongside Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
  • Trump’s Iran Endgame Undermines Major US Security Interests September 17, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    President Donald Trump’s approach is slated to impoverish the Iranian population, cripple Iranian civil society, and eliminate prospects for peaceful democratic change. Indeed, state collapse and domestic turmoil loom larger on the horizon.
  • Sanctions Bar Educational Platform from Servicing Iranians September 14, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    After sending an open letter to the company, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has been working with edX to resolve complications arising from the suspension.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 10th September 14, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Developments this past week consequentially affected Iran’s foreign relations and the domestic balance of power between its political factions.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 3rd September 6, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    The past two weeks in Iran have seen increased politicking by the country’s various factions and centers of power. President Hassan Rouhani, who has seen two of his ministers impeached by parliament in the past month, was himself questioned by parliament, triggering speculation that his hold on office is growing ...