U.S.-Iran Relations

  • NIAC Responds to Trump’s State of the Union Address February 5, 2020
    “The President also failed to talk about his cruel Muslim Travel Ban that separates Iranian-American families, his border policies that have infringed on the rights of Iranian Americans who have been treated as second class citizens, or his unexplained deportation of Iranian students. These policies are eroding the foundations of ...
  • NIAC Statement on House Resolution 752 Condemning Iran’s Crackdown on Protestors January 28, 2020
    “H.Res. 752 rightly condemns the Iranian government’s brutal crackdown in November that left hundreds of protesters dead following mass demonstrations triggered by an end to fuel subsidies. It is important for credible voices in Congress to condemn the Iranian government’s gross violations of human rights and call on Iran to ...
  • 2020 Marked by a Tumultuous Start for Human Rights in Iran January 20, 2020
    Assal Rad
    As is evident in the report, 2019 was a bleak year for human rights and Iranians have suffered greatly under domestic and foreign pressures. Unfortunately for Iranians, the new year has been a devastating continuation of tragedy. The events of the past two weeks have rocked not only Iran, but ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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. ...