War & Diplomacy

  • Can Europe Save the Iran Deal? January 19, 2017
    Reza MarashiReza Marashi
    Wright-Iran-Deal1-1200It’s no secret that many of President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers favor killing the Iran nuclear deal. But to hear Europe tell it, they will not blindly follow suit. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini recently said Europe might line up with Russia against any efforts by the Trump administration to ...
  • NIAC Concerned That U.S. Banks are Denying Financial Services to Iranians in the U.S. January 9, 2017
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    chase-bank-2017Over the past few years, Iranian visa-holders resident in the United States have seen their bank accounts at U.S. financial institutions shuttered as a result of U.S. sanctions. The most recent case is that of Chase Bank, where NIAC has learned that Chase is closing the bank accounts of Iranian ...
  • New Congress Already Pushing Iran Deal Killers January 4, 2017
    Ryan CostelloRyan Costello
    congress imgOne of the first actions that House lawmaker Alcee Hastings (D-FL) decided to take in the Trump-era is to authorize the new President to bomb Iran. Hastings, who along with his colleagues in the 115th Congress was just sworn in earlier this week, was one of a small minority of ...
  • If You Thought 2016 Was Bad in the Middle East – Brace Yourself for 2017 December 28, 2016
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    0q3a1550-copyIt is difficult to be optimistic about the Middle East in 2017. With the bloodshed in Aleppo, Mosul, Yemen and elsewhere in the region, the anger, hatred and sectarian divides have only grown deeper. Indeed, while some point to Tehran celebrating its victory in Aleppo, success on the battlefield is coupled with ...
  • U.S. Treasury Eases Humanitarian Trade with Iran December 22, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    niac logoWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council released the following statement following OFAC’s amendments to the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR): “We are encouraged by OFAC’s proactive steps to ensure U.S. companies are actually able to utilize humanitarian exceptions to the trade embargo with Iran. OFAC’s amendments to the ...
  • Video: Will Trump Listen to Warmongers on Iran? December 15, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
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  • NIAC Welcomes OFAC’s Efforts to Clarify Iran Sanctions-Lifting December 15, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    ofac-treasury-623x420Washington, D.C. – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement following OFAC’s amendments to the Iran-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): “We applaud OFAC for taking a significant step towards fully realizing the U.S.’s JCPOA commitments and providing guidance intended to reduce the risk for non-U.S. banks and companies ...
  • NIAC Statement on Iran’s Reaction to U.S. Sanctions Renewal December 13, 2016
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC LogoWashington, DC – The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released a statement regarding reports that Iran has ordered its Atomic Energy Organization to begin studies on nuclear-propelled ships in reaction to the U.S.’s extension of the Iran Sanctions Act: