U.S.-Iran Relations

  • 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. ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Decision to Reduce Compliance with Nuclear Deal January 6, 2020
    In response to reports that Iran would continue to reduce compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: “The catastrophic ineptitude of President Trump’s maximum pressure strategy is yet again on full display, this time with Iran’s nuclear program. From the assassination of ...
  • NIAC Condemns Iranian Government’s Harassment of Journalists Abroad December 23, 2019
    “NIAC is deeply disturbed by reports that the Iranian government is threatening reporters of Persian-language news outlets and their families. We believe in the free flow of information and strongly condemn any intimidation tactics against journalists aimed at suppressing this basic principle. The Iranian government must abide by its international ...