U.S.-Iran Relations

  • NIAC Statement on Politically Motivated Sentencing of Prominent Human Rights Lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh March 6, 2019
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    NIAC unequivocally condemns the Iranian government for its arbitrary and politically motivated detentions in contravention of Iran’s human rights obligations, and reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Sotoudeh, along with all prisoners of conscience.
  • Former Officials Defend the JCPOA at Washington Forums March 4, 2019
    Brandon Handy
    Malley is among several former U.S. officials who have warned that President Trump undermined U.S. diplomacy by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but that if the deal was salvaged, it could serve as a paradigm for a future administration ...
  • State Department Responds to Congressional Sanctions Concerns February 28, 2019
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    Last December, NIAC worked with Rep. Jared Huffman and a group of 13 lawmakers who sent a letter to the the State Department regarding the dire humanitarian impact of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian people. Read the full text of the State Department’s response.
  • The Slender Path Back to the Iran Nuke Deal — and Away from War February 27, 2019
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    U.S. policymakers outside the administration must speak up about the need to rejoin the JCPOA, and so pave the way for Trump’s successor to do so.
  • The Lasting Lessons Of The Iranian Revolution February 8, 2019
    Assal Rad
    February 11 marks the fortieth anniversary of the 1979 revolution in Iran, which toppled the country’s monarchical system and ushered in the Islamic Republic. The outcomes of that fateful day continue to shape the discourse on Iran and are particularly pertinent in today’s political climate.
  • NIAC Statement on Bolton Seeking War with Iran January 13, 2019
    NIAC Press Release
    It is imperative that this Congress investigate Bolton’s request for war options and pass legislation placing additional legal and political constraints on the administration’s ability to start a new war of choice.
  • Expert Reacts to Sec. Pompeo’s Speech in Cairo on America’s Middle East Policies January 10, 2019
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    Secretary Pompeo’s speech failed to outline a coherent strategic logic for the Trump administration’s Middle East policy. If Secretary Pompeo wants regional stability, human rights, and an end to U.S. military adventures and endless wars, he would press his boss to return to the Iran deal, pursue and facilitate good-faith ...
  • How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape January 8, 2019
    Adam Weinstein
    Strained relations with Pakistan coupled with a hostile posture toward Iran leave Washington stranded in Afghanistan.