National Iranian-American Council

The National Iranian American Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of the Iranian-American community. We accomplish our mission by supplying the resources, knowledge and tools to enable greater civic participation by Iranian Americans and informed decision making by lawmakers.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Coalition of Foreign Policy Experts Outline 8 Recommendations to Deescalate Tensions with Iran
Today, an expert group of foreign policy practitioners published a letter underscoring the dangerous new phase that has put the U.S and Iran on the path toward war. The signatories include prominent academics, such as John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt , and Andrew Bacevich ; foreign policy analyst...
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Monday, July 01, 2019
NIAC Statement on Iran Surpassing Enriched Uranium Stockpile Limit
In response to reports that Iran has surpassed the enriched uranium stockpile limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement: “The consequences of President Trump's...
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Friday, June 28, 2019
NIAC Statement on Senate Vote on Udall-Kaine Amendment
Today, the Senate voted on a bipartisan amendment spearheaded by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would block President Donald Trump from using funds from the defense bill to launch a war with Iran without Congressional authorization. The amendment received 50 votes in favor to...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
NIAC Applauds Open Letter Signed by Over 100 Iranian Human Rights Defenders Expressing Concern over U.S.-Iran Tensions
The San Francisco-based human rights group, United For Iran, published a letter signed by over 100 Iranian human rights advocates expressing concern against further U.S. escalation with Iran. The letter expresses "grave concerns over the rising tension between the United States and the Islamic...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
NIAC Applauds NDAA Amendment Aimed at Blocking Trump's Path to War
Today, an amendment was offered to the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would block an unauthorized war against Iran. The amendment, introduced by Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), has wide support including from the Chairman of the House Armed Services...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
NIAC Statement on Trump's Imposition of New Iran Sanctions
Moments ago President Donald Trump signed off on an executive order imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran following increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran last week. The sanctions target Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei and senior commanders from the Revolutionary Guard's Navy,...
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Friday, May 31, 2019
NIAC Responds to State Department's Decision to Suspend Funding to Grantee Using Funds to Attack U.S. Civil Society
Today, the State Department announced that it is suspending funding to a grantee of the department's Global Engagement Center (GEC), the Iran Disinformation Project (Iran Disinfo), after it was revealed that the group was using funds to attack journalists, analysts, and American civil society...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
NIAC Statement on Trump's Tweet Threat to "End" Iran
Today, President Trump threatened to “end” Iran in a tweet on the heels of reports that rockets landed near the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad. In response, President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, issued the following statement: “President Trump’s saber-rattling about Iran...
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Monday, April 22, 2019
NIAC Statement on U.S. Ending Iran Oil Waivers
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) , issued the following statement regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration that the U.S. would terminate waivers for foreign nations purchasing Iranian oil—including China, India, Turkey, Japan, and South Korea: “The...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
NIAC Applauds Senators Harris, Sanders for Joining Warren in Backing JCPOA Return
Yesterday, reports emerged that 2020 presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders joined Elizabeth Warren in backing the United States' return to the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In response, NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the...
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