War & Diplomacy

  • NIAC Statement on Protests across Iran over Gas Price Hike November 16, 2019
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    “NIAC is closely tracking reports of protests in many Iranian cities after the government announced an increase in the price of gasoline. NIAC condemns the Iranian government’s use of force used to disperse protestors, as seen in videos showing the deployment of riot police and tear gas in parts of ...
  • NIAC Hosts Congressional Panel on Sanctions with Iran Experts November 7, 2019
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    NIAC Hosts Congressional Panel on Sanctions with Iran Experts“Maximum pressure hasn’t helped with opening political space in Iran but appears to have led to increased repression and closed space for human rights advocates on the ground,” according to Tara Sepehri Far, a researcher on Iran at the Human Rights Watch, speaking at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Fourth Reduction in Nuclear Deal Compliance November 5, 2019
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    “The announcement that Iran will soon feed gas into centrifuges at Fordow is unwelcome news to all those who have sought to resolve the nuclear standoff diplomatically. This is yet another completely predictable result of the failed ‘maximum pressure’ policy adopted by Donald Trump. “International concerns regarding the Fordow facility ...
  • NIAC Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis November 4, 2019
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 4, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement marking 40 years since the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran: “The seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran 40 years ago by Iranian students has left a lasting scar ...
  • یک پیروزی برای زنان ایران و الگویی برای تغییر October 30, 2019
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    مبارزه برای گرفتن حق حضور زنان ایرانی در استادیوم‌های فوتبال سالهاست که توسط مدافعان حقوق زنان و فعالان مدنی داخل کشور در جریان بوده است. همانگونه که در فیلم آفساید، محصول سال ۲۰۰۶ به کارگردانی جعفر پناهی به تصویر کشیده شد، مسئله تنها به برابری حقوق جنسیتی محدود نبوده و ...
  • NIAC Statement on Increased U.S. Restrictions on Humanitarian Trade with Iran October 25, 2019
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    NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement on the Treasury Department’s adding new burdens to humanitarian trade with Iran: “The Trump administration has sounded the death knell for humanitarian trade with Iran. Through its action today, the administration has made clear that the Iranian people are in the cross-hairs ...
  • NIAC Statement on Rouhani’s Speech at the UN General Assembly September 25, 2019
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    Washington DC – Today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In his remarks, Rouhani emphasized the rising tensions across the Middle East and underscored that negotiations with the United States could not move forward until sanctions are lifted.
  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Address at the UN General Assembly September 24, 2019
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mmostatabi@niacouncil.org Washington DC – Today, President Donald Trump delivered his third address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) since taking the presidency. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran hit an all time high, Trump aggressively targeted ...